Everyone is looking for ways to grow their social media followings and maximize their time. Especially writers. Every second we spend dealing with social media is time away from what’s really important—our work.
Whether we’re trying to network, sell books, share expertise, or simply connect with other writers and readers, many fiction writers turn to blogging. It’s a natural move. We write—it’s what we do. (Anyone else read that in the GEICO voice?) But fiction writers face an unexpected challenge when it comes to blogging: writing in our own voice.
I have twenty-five thousand Twitter followers. Thousand. I can't even comprehend that. I'm trying to imaging twenty-five thousand people. Twenty-five thousand real, breathing, listening, reading people.
While I understand that every single one of those people are not reading my tweets—many are even spam accounts—that is a whole bunch of people who are. And that is truly amazing to me.