The story continues - my foray into the brave new world of social media.
As I reported in a previous blog (Social Media, Social Madness 6/26/2012) I am making a valiant effort to engage in the modern world with aged equipment - no, not me - my communication devices. To reiterate, I have an average laptop computer, a Kindle Fire (old version) I use as a book reader and internet connector, a cell phone from the 1990's that doesn't take pictures and ..... nope, that's it.
With these weapons I wage the good fight in the communications arena using Facebook - personal and author pages, this website and blog, an Amazon author's page, and ..... NEW! twitter account - @ic_enger, and NEW! LinkedIn account. I have no idea how to use half of these.
I haven't checked my Amazon author's page in too long. I promise I will now that Green ICE is complete and sent to the publisher, and after I get a blog out, which is nothing if not sporadic. As for LinkedIn, I have amassed an impressive number of links, and that's all I've done.
Feeling a bit silly, I sent off a note to my Sisters in Crime network, asking humbly if anyone knew what to do with the LinkedIn account. I've received several replies - all as confused as I am, but willing to dance the media tango. It's a fast dance. One of my Facebook Friends put the same question out on her page, I haven't seen any informative replies to date.
As for Twitter, what is that all about? Facebook isn't enough? E-mail isn't sufficient? Do I lead an interesting enough life to justify all this social connectivity? Maybe I just need to do more exciting and Twitter-worthy activities. Social Media Makes Me Look Boring.
My problem is .... I now have a good idea (or as they say in writing classes, a BIG idea) for the Black ICE book, the next in the series. I'll tackle the social media problem in a little while. First I must capture my BIG idea on paper, then outline the plot, decide on the new and returning characters, etc.
I might add more media to the mix when I get a minute, perhaps I missed the best one. The one that will finally make sense of all the others.