Authors, Don’t Run From Social Media: 10 Tips to use it Efficiently and Avoid the “Cesspool.” – by Anne R. Allen…

Reblogged from: Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog! Thank you Chris for this very informative, insightful post regard today’s social media climate. Another great post from Anne R. Allen.

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A lot of writers are talking about quitting Twitter and Facebook (and FB’s subsidiary, Instagram) because social media has become a “cesspool.”

I hear you. Politicians, celebrities, and their mindless minions use social media to trash-talk and stir up negativity and chaos. Plus scammers and sadistic trolls lie in wait to pounce on the innocent and vulnerable.

It’s also terrifying how Facebook has been invading our privacy and offering us up as prey to enemy operatives, predatory advertisers, and malevolent click farmers.

On top of that, many marketing “experts” urge authors to waste precious writing time on pointless social media activity.

But giving up all social media because awful people are abusing it is like giving up your phone because of telemarketers and fake IRS scammers (who now make 50% of US phone calls.) Yeah, they are horrible. But there are ways to avoid them and you need your phone.

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2 thoughts on “Authors, Don’t Run From Social Media: 10 Tips to use it Efficiently and Avoid the “Cesspool.” – by Anne R. Allen…

  1. I do think we have to be especially careful, though, to not get so busy media-upping our lives that it eats into other marketing endeavors or substitutes for them while messing with production time. That is why I don’t use a lot of platforms — at least until I have something worthwhile to be promoting, I don’t want or need the distraction…

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