Tuesday, December 01, 2020

Facebook...or Not?


I'm faced with a dilemma. Not what to write about. I've already got a WIP (work-in-progress) with about 15,000 words written and the rest in my head--I'm just not motivated to write, with everything else that's going on. No, my dilemma is the social media sites. Should I continue on Facebook and Twitter, or jump to Parler and MeWe? 

On one hand, I'm used to the "old standards." But on the other, I've really gotten tired of some of the "rules" and algorithms these sites have put in place. Do my posts and tweets really reach the same audience as they once did? For that matter, will they reach anyone at the new sites?

I find myself going back and forth, without making a commitment. Maybe I should post on both the "old" and "new" sites for a while. What is your opinion?

7 comments:

Unknown said...

I like your idea of posting on "old and new" as you suggested. I hope you become motivated to write again.
I love your work and look so forward to each new book!

Richard Mabry said...

I'll probably do just that--thanks for your nice words about my books.

Priscilla Bettis said...

I think posting on old and new sites for awhile is a brilliant idea. Happy December, Richard!

Patricia Bradley said...

I'm going to do the same thing, Richard...although I haven't jumped on Parlar...not even sure what it is. lol

Richard Mabry said...

Priscilla and Patricia--yep, think I'll do that. That is, once I get the hang of the "new kids.
You know what they say about old dogs learning new tricks.

Nancy said...

I think posting to both sites is a good idea. That way you can warn your followers that you will be switching in the future. I left facebook and twitter quite some time ago. I'm happy with Parler and MeWe.

Richard Mabry said...

Nancy, watch for me to become active where you are after the first of the year.