It's been said that all writers need blogs. That Twitter is essential for reaching other writers. That Facebook is a must-have since that's where our audience is. And all that is true--but sometimes social networking just feels like a chore.
But hey, it doesn't have to be! (Why do you think teens spend so much time on Facebook, hmm?) Check out some reasons why socializing online is fun.
- Getting to know others. Believe me, that feeling when you realize you're not the only one slogging through this dream? Brilliant. It's a whole community you're linking up to out there on the Web.
- Support goes both ways. Retweet that brilliant post by your newfound friend today, and tomorrow, when your newly-launched blog wilts by itself, that new friend just might bring along a whole slew of readers.
- It's educational. How could you have known that AgentLadyX liked her queries to start with a comparison if it weren't for a link shared on Facebook?
- It's fun and friendly. Chatting casually with others can be a great way to end the day. As C. S. Lewis said, "Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, 'What! You too? I thought I was the only one'."
See why Twitter, Facebook, etc. can be so addicting? All these good reasons! :)
What do you enjoy most about social networking?