The balance between over saturation and obscurity. I’m not sure where the line begins or ends, really. My blog, for instance, usually has a guest post/book promo on Fridays. On Wednesdays, I attempt to have something remotely original. Of course I don’t always hold fast to that rule. My true balancing act is keeping something going here and working on my latest project while working my bread winner 9 to 5 job.
I’ve followed blogs that post everyday.Thousands of words and huge lists I have trouble focusing on and ultimately, it loses my interest. The sad part is the content is great. On the other hand, I follow a blog that posts nearly everyday but limits the post–except for the occasional guest spot–to around 250 words, 500 at the most. That’s about a page worth of text. It makes for a light read and engaging conversation. I try to do this concept but admit that sometimes I, too, go over.
Don’t get me wrong–I’ve read 100k books in record time. However, I always switch to a book of short stories or a novella afterwards. It’s a snack between seven course meals so to speak.
Being a writer also means I have to promote my books. Sure my publisher does some of the leg work but ultimately I’m the one that needs to push my latest novel. What’s the balance? On Facebook, I have a rule of trying to do one post a day. This blog is attached to it so that’s at least two a weeks taken care of. Still, I can fall short and I love to engage.
But what about Facebook groups or other social media such as Twitter, messageboards, Pinterest, and the like? I’ve seen select groups have the same author pummel a group with post after post about their latest and greatest. Personally, it turns me off. I read a post a while back that nailed a lot of do and do not’s of Facebook.
I won’t even get into how I was ‘duped’ into joining Pinterest.
I have several drafts, this a former one, of topics I wanted to write about. I hope to do that soon. My main focus, however, will be on some unfinished manuscripts. Resolutions aren’t my thing. It’s like drawing a line and laughing at it as I walk away.
One thing, though this whole social media is daunting for an introvert like me, I will make sure I answer anyone who converses with me. I don’t ever want to forget that.
That’s for reading my gibberish.