Help or Hindrance

Freedom. This is what I'm thinking as I wonder if a blog is truly the mostly only way to go. 

I was reading (and it's only the begining of my research), but I was reading some publishing places saying social media isn't necessarily a good thing to sell books or stories. 

It is good to have a presence, to communicate with fans or fellow creators, but social media is mostly a waste of time. There are many reasons why.

I am going to look into this further, not just jump into the void and all, but at the moment a few big things stick out. For one just the mere fact of wasting time when I should be focusing more on writing. Coupled with work and life, social media is a huge distraction. 

Another is with how social platforms are offering paid options to advertise your tweets and posts, it will drown out the organic posts. Actually, it already has. 

Again don't get me wrong, it is good to build a community and group of friends, but it is just as equally important to complete the very thing I am supposed to be doing.

Another point that was made was you can get depressed on social media. For many reasons. Some can be the various dramas that happen. Some because after a rather long session you look at what you've accomplished and realize just how much time you've wasted.

If you think about it a Blog is sort of like tweeting a post. Except with a Blog you might get more eyes on your post. And you can type longer.

Just things I've been pondering. More thoughts on this soon. It's been something I've been trying to figure out for quite some time now. 

There has to be a balance. Actually, one of the sites had mentioned the 80/20 break down. 80 percent creating, 20 percent advertiing/mingling. 

Let me know what you think, if you see this post of course. What do you do? Has social media helped or hindered. 

Well, back to work. 



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