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The Big Reveal


 

Welcome to the Big Reveal
 

I enjoy reading author interviews, but often times they don’t ask the kinds
of questions I wonder about. So I’ve assembled a group of writers at
all levels, from un-agented to published, and every week I will
have a new question for them.
 

What social media do you use?

 
Mark Koopmans, Un-agented Author
Twitter and Blogger, with a sprinkling of Google+. (Feel I’m pulled in too many directions if I use too many.)

 

Eileen Cook, Published Author
I have a website/blog and I’m also on Facebook and Goodreads. Hands down my favorite is Twitter. You can’t get me off of there!

 
Kelley Lynn, Published Author
Well, I have accounts for Twitter, Goodreads, Pinterest and Facebook. I don’t really use Pinterest at all. I’m getting pretty good at using Goodreads, and much better at using Twitter, though I know I’m not using it to its full potential. Facebook…still trying to get better at this.

 

Lara Schiffbauer, Published Author
Sad to say, I’m on most all of them. I blog once a week (and occasionally twice). I try to get on Twitter a couple times a week. I don’t usually do much on Goodreads, despite my good intentions. Pinterest I only go on when I have a lot of time to spend, because I easily get sucked into a time vortex and lose several hours. Facebook has become my daily (bad) habit. I have made some friends on there that I really enjoy talking with/messaging.

 
Chloe Banks, Agented Author
I use Facebook personally for keeping in touch with friends and family. I’m relatively new to Twitter and I use that more for connecting with the wider world, other writers in particular. I wasn’t sure at first, but I quite like it now. I also have a blog which is my main writing presence on the web. I’ve met some fabulous people through blogs and even indirectly found my agent through blogging. I love to follow other writers’ progress through their blogs – it’s a great social tool.

 

Valerie Cole, Agented Author
All of them. I’m a social media junkie. I’d say primarily I use Twitter, Facebook, and GoodReads. I really like Pinterest when I can come up with cool ideas for boards. The only one I’m still not so good at utilizing is Tumblr.

 
Jay Bendt, Un-agented Author
EVERYTHING! Although being an artist requires that I keep different sites for different things. Tumblr is a huuuugeeeee time sucker, so I try to limit my time spent on that, but I have to admit I love blogging and instagram.

 

What social media do you use?
 

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7 Responses to “The Big Reveal”

  1. Suzi Says:

    For me, blogging–obviously, Twitter, Pinterest, Goodreads. I go back and forth on how much I use them though. Sometimes more, sometimes less. Facebook is more of a personal thing–I don’t have an author page since I’m not a published author yet.

  2. J. A. Bennett Says:

    I think you should use whatever you’re the most comfortable with. If you’re comfortable, you’ll act natural and it will make your presence that much greater. :)

  3. Madeline Mora-Summonte Says:

    I have a blog and I’m on Goodreads. I’ve considered Twitter but haven’t taken the plunge. I enjoy the two social networks I use and that makes the whole process more fun. :)

  4. M Pepper Langlinais Says:

    My Facebook account is strictly personal. But I have a Twitter account and a couple websites (my author site, and the site I post reviews on). My manager handles my Amazon and Goodreads pages. And I have a Pinterest account that I just use as a kind of wish list so people know what kinds of things to buy me for my birthday.

  5. Medeia Sharif Says:

    I use Blogger, Twitter, Goodreads, and Facebook the most. Pinterest and Tumblr I’ll use a few times a week. Google Plus is just to post links.

  6. Rachel Schieffelbein Says:

    I use Twitter, but I’m not very good at it. :) I’m trying to use FB more for writing, but I’m still getting the hang of it.

  7. Hope Roberson Says:

    Love the look of your blog! It’s probably not new, I’ve just been away forever!
    I am terrible at social media, but it’s my goal this summer to get caught up :)

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