I’ve been struggling with this for a while because it was just so deeply entrenched. Facebook is such a part of the internet landscape now, it’s hard to imagine life without it. The truth is, I’m on it less and less these days (on this author account), and losing it now would barely warrant a blip on my radar.
Ever since my writing career took off in the YA market, my time has been at a premium. I’m behind on a lot of the romance projects I’d like to finish, and carving out the time to finish them has been really tough. I do work a full-time day job in addition to the writing, so I have to spend what little time I do have in a wiser fashion if I’m going to manage this.
To that end, I’ve decided to let Facebook go for Britt DeLaney. It wasn’t giving me much in return, really, and Facebook has changed its algorithms so frequently and at such detriment to authors that it makes no sense to waste precious time with it anymore. Unless I sink a lot of money (and I mean a lot of money) into Facebook ads (that historically have had very little return for me and and for most of the authors I know), Facebook isn’t of much use in building my platform, shouting out my books, or letting me engage with my audience.
You’ll still find me on my other social sites (the ones that do make a difference for me), and I’d love to have you add me there, if you haven’t already.
Tumblr (this blog feeds there)
And I’m toying with the idea of Pinterest or Instagram – I’ll keep you updated if I choose to dip my toe in there. In the meantime, you can subscribe to this blog for emailed updates and I’ll shout out any future giveaways, sales, and projects on Twitter.
Thanks for hanging with me on Facebook, and I hope to see you elsewhere on the internet!