You guys know I have a love/hate relationship with social media. I interact with my fans way more than most authors, but the main place I’ve done that is Facebook. Problem is there, I’m on the naughty list so get banned for literally anything, and even when I am there, I’m throttled so only a fraction of the people who follow me see my posts. Plus, I hit the 5,000 person friends cap years ago.
My kids have been telling me to get on Instagram. Nobody their generation is on Facebook. They just mock it and call it a “boomer page”. I like selling books to people of all ages, so why not? 🙂
And yes, I know that they are owned by the same people. Only they don’t share their Naughty List… yet. MeWe, sadly, the only time I’ve seen it have traffic is when I brought my own traffic with me, which kind of defeats the purpose.
I’m not leaving Facebook (where else would I get to hear the big brain hot-takes of ridiculous moronic internet randos?) but I think I’m going to try and use Instagram for regular updates and behind the scenes stuff. Of course, this blog will be where all the big things go.