Social Media: What Does an Author Really Need?

I was going to do a second post for The Plotting Crash Course today … but you know what? I want to devote what I have of today (and it’s not much) to Ivy Introspective, so I’m going to direct you to another great blog post and hope my mother reads it. 😛

By the way, I may be moving Plotting Crash Course posts to Tuesdays and Fridays only … I know it’s off the schedule, but …

Writing in the Light

What social media sites should an author have?

There are so many social media sites, but does an author really need to be on all of them? Is one or more of them indispensable to the serious author or do they just clutter and waste time? And the answer is… *draws deep breath* everyone has different views. What a surprise.


From what I’ve seen, focused work on most platforms can bring in revenue if you know what you’re doing. At least there are courses on how to grow and make money on Twitter, or using Pinterest, or with Facebook ads, from people who have used these sites themselves. That being said, an author only has so much time, so you want to spend it on what works and not just throw out information and hope it draws some people in. This involves trial and error (or buying a course), analytics…

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