Jun 19


 

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?
 

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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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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