I thought I’d give a little lowdown for anyone out there who is looking at social media as a way to connect with friends/family, or as a promotional tool.
Facebook: Facebook is a wonderful way to connect with family and reconnect with people you’ve lost touch with. Basically, you load a picture of yourself (or not), put up links, tell a little about yourself, and use their tools to find old college buddies.
I did set up a different Facebook page for promoting and am not letting the two spheres meet. After all, I don’t think my readers really need to see silly sorority pictures of me from over 15 years ago.
Twitter: I was not excited to sign up for Twitter at first. All I’d originally heard about it was that celebrities were using it and people were using it to say what they’d eaten for supper.
I’ve been pleasantly surprised at how useful it’s been. I’ve gotten book review offers from it, reader connections, and have networked with other writers. On a local level, I get news and weather updates on my community.
Blogging. Blogging does take a good deal of time. You want to put up posts that people want to read, after all. But it’s become a very satisfying way to connect with other people and share ideas on writing. I also use my blog as a vehicle to share my Facebook and Twitter addresses and network there.
My information: On Facebook, I’m Elizabeth Spann Craig, Author
My blog--- http://mysterywritingismurder.blogspot.com