March 21, 2015
March 10, 2015
So, my darlings...as you may have noticed, three weeks ago (Feb. 17) I took the plunge and joined Twitter, creating the account @offbeatya. You probably all know I've always been extremely wary of social networks, for a ton of reasons. Anyway, they seem like a requirement for a self-respectable book blogger. Most publicists will never take your blog into account if you're not on Facebook or Twitter - even if it had a million followers (well, in that case, maybe, LOL. But even a couple of hundreds or three might probably mean nothing to them if you have no social media handle). So...I opted for Twitter, because:
- it seemed the most book-blogger friendly;
- it also seemed the right place for someone who didn't have many friends to begin with;
- I loathe Facebook with a passion ;P.
Yes, dear friends who have a FB account. No offence meant :). But I had a brief taste of it years ago, with a page in Italian, and bailed after a month or two. In my experience (and everyone's is different of course) there was zero interaction, zero feeling, zero interest in what other people had to say. It may be due to the fact that those who are not your friends will never read what you write, unless someone points it out to them. Or it may be due to the format, because you can write I-don't-know-how-long posts and pontify and feel like a philosopher who doesn't need to read what the rest of the world writes. Anyway, I felt so utterly alone on there.
Now, Twitter. In my extremely brief experience with it, I've already spotted 5 points in its favour - some of them unexpected...
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