Social Media Freaks Me Out

Finally! I’m going to be a published author! But no sooner had I signed the dotted line of my book contract with Crimson Romance, I found out that the real work had just begun. Gone are the days of letting the publisher do all the promoting and selling. If I really want to sell books, I’d better get the word out there, too. Enter social media.

Me on facebook is akin to me on skates. Yes, I can do it, but there’s a lot of screaming and crying involved. But during these past few weeks, I’ve perservered and soon I hope to be gliding gracefully (and tearlessly) all over facebook.

Now I’m told I need a blog or a website. Really? I am about to enter deep water far beyond my comfort zone. Did I mention I can’t swim either? I sink like a rock tethered to an anchor. But I’m okay. I’ve donned my yellow life vest and I’m bobbing along, even learning to sumberge myself. Someday, with many more blogs behind me, I’ll be a certified blogger. No water winds required.

Twitter has made me paranoid. People are following me. Why me? I hate being the leader. I’m a follower! Tell me what you need done, and I’ll do it, but please, don’t expect me to lead.  Yet, there you all are, traisping behind me. It’s as if you think I know where I’m going. I don’t. Now it makes perfect sense that I should be following you. That, I’m comfortable with.

Pinterest. I was almost afraid to see what that involved. How delighted I was to discover it’s all pictures! Yippee! I’m a visual person. Within no time I’m pinning and repinning with the best of them. Yes, I have followers again, but this time I’m okay with it. Make a congo line behind me if you’d like.

So, in general, I’m holding my own on the social media front.  I’m maneuvering about the facebook skating rink and screaming a lot less while doing it. I’m treading water and blogging. And I’ve discovered followers are people exactly like me. Well, maybe not exactly like me. They probably know how to really skate and swim.

I dedicate this blog to all the helpful people on the various social media sites who told me where to go and how to get there–oops, that didn’t come out right. Whatever! Thanks for showing me the way!

Please feel free to visit this blogsite often. And I’ll try to have something posted at least once a week.