Friday, December 16, 2011

Friday Round-Up - #186

Shawn Lamb, at All-on Writing, compares publicity methods of yesteryear with the new landscape of Social Media.

Writers: Do you yearn for the good ol' days or are you excited about the present? Why?

Readers: How active are you with Social Media? Do you have a Facebook, Twitter, or other account?

Have a blessed weekend!


Karen Lange said...

I think we have great publicity tools at our fingertips - easier and more accessible than in the past. I still, however, am not crazy about the marketing aspect of writing. It is necessary, though, so I am grateful for these tools.

Nancy said...

I know this new media is needed and helpful to most people. I probably won't be signing up for most of it. I guess I do like the good old days, at least the days when there weren't quite so many choices.

Sarah Forgrave said...

Hmm, for some reason I don't see the link, Susan. But to answer your question, I try to be as active as time allows. Some days it's more than others, depending on how independent my kiddos decide to be. :)

quietspirit said...

I am on LinkedIn, and Facebook. I find LI interesting. FB keeps me in touch with writers, and some people from church,and some from high school. I don't do the FB games, they are too time consuming.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Karen - I don't like the time it requires, but I guess a book tour would be a lot worse.

Hi Nancy - Yes, it's sometimes hard to decide which venue will produce work best for us.

Hi Sarah - I'll have to check that out.

Hi Quiet Spirit - I don't mess with the games either. I'm on Facebook and Twitter.

Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

My apologies! I don't know why the link didn't come through. If I can locate it, I'll put it in the post.


Marja Verschoor-Meijers said...

I love all new technology Susan, a lot of things have become easier and less expensive. But sometimes I think life was more simpler, more pleasant in the old days. Pro's and cons.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Okay, there's the link. Sorry about that.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Marja -

I guess there's always a trade-off. The Internet has made information readily available, but that can be both good and bad.

Susan :)

Anonymous said...

I have FB and that's my main tool. Twitter is second followed by Goodreads. Google + is on my To Do List but I'm in no hurry.

Linda O'Connell said...

I am now spending more time on blogs and social media than writing. It can be overwhelming somedays. Merry Christmas, Susan.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Stephen - From what I've observed, you're very involved with social media. I don't know much about Good Reads, but I'll have to look into it - someday.

Hi Linda - Oh, I know what you mean! It does eat up a ton of time.

I'm so glad I can finally comment on your blog. Maybe it's the new computer. :)