We’ve been here before…at least I think we have. If I haven’t expressed my fear of Twitter via this blog in the past…well…I just don’t have a good excuse.
The fact is from the moment I began the social networking, social media, “social online presence” thing the one site I feared most was Twitter. Why, you ask? Have you been there?? Holy hell it’s like jumping head first into L.A. rush hour traffic! Those people go ninety miles an hour riding each other’s bumpers willing death to collect them at any given moment! Twitter does the same thing! I pulled it up when I learned it was a “an author necessity”. At first I was a curious by stander. But it wasn’t long before I clapped a hand over my mouth, my eyes widening right out of my skull as a high speed frenzy of posted chatter rolled up the page like the ticker-tape thingy on Wall Street!
“I can’t handle this!” I cried in alarm. I just found this article by Jane Friedman that has given me solace. I DID acquire a Twitter account. I do make an occasional appearance-whilst running for my life screaming as I go- But Jane Friedman, bless her has given one author’s perspective on why it may not kill one’s writing career not to live there. Thank Heavens!