I’m losing my interest in social media as it increasingly gravitates toward revenue-generating posts. Real voices and real people are harder to find. Linked-In seems like some bloated scroll of billboards, rather than the personal updates it once featured. Facebook has also moved toward advertising, granting the greatest presence to those who pay. Ever wondered why you’re seeing too much of one writer friend, and almost nothing from others?
Delilah S. Dawson offers a great overview of the limitations of social media. Her blog post, “Please shut up: Why self-promotion as an author doesn’t work,” explains why the various social media platforms won’t help most authors. Her advice: “So if you’re a writer who worries as much as I do about online marketing, the best advice I can give you is to chill out and write the next book.” Read it!