Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Follow Me Maybe

My writing notebooks.
There comes a time when a writer does what they must to better present themselves to the world.  I'm not the most sociable person in the world.

Don't get me wrong.  I try my best to be nice to people.  Socializing just has never come naturally to me.  Presenting my real self to the world is a terrifying thing for me. I'm so used to expressing myself through the characters I commit to the page.  I almost forget what it's like to present myself to the world as I am after a long day of wrestling with my fiction.

Anyway, having heard many times that I needed to network to promote my writing, I tentatively stepped out into the world of blogging.  I started to build an audience, and now I'm looking for new ways to promote myself.  I'd already started a Twitter account to follow others.  I didn't send tweets at first, because it seemed so confusing.  I was baffled by hashtags.  I've recently started using it more actively, and I'm miraculously figuring it out.  So feel free to follow me on Twitter if you wish.

Also, while on Facebook today, my friend Chelsea Kelly, who already had a blog you can check out HERE,  had created a page to showcase her work.  You can check out her Facebook page HERE.  I figured it was just about time I did the same thing myself.  So, if you want to follow me on Facebook, go check out my writing page.  

A little image I created on MemeGenerator.
I know, I'm a dork.  However, if I'm going to network myself, I should be genuine.  And I am genuinely dorky.


  1. Following you! I'm @raineerose. :)

  2. Hello! Your writing notebooks look nicely organised. Good luck with the networking, being geninue is definitely the way forward (and as a fellow genuine dork, I salute you!)

  3. Ack, typo in my comment! *flails at the sky*

  4. Thank you for the shout out Laura!!!! :)

  5. I'm now following you on Twitter. I'm @catherinekeaton on there.

    It's so hard to socialize! I have a tough time with it, too, but you seem to be doing really well as far as I'm concerned. Guess we just have to keep at it. ;)

  6. I'm following you too, LG (as @Aoorooo). Don't feel badly - I'm blogging/tweeting in an effort to "build a platform" as well. It ain't easy and I have a really hard time keeping up with everything and everyone. Gah.
    Some Dark Romantic