September 5th, 2012
Facebook Is Not My Friend

Lately, I’ve been receiving a lot of invites from friends on Facebook. I think it’s great, but I’m probably the last author on the planet who is NOT on Facebook. I’ve chosen not to join Facebook for various reason, but the main one is I don’t have time for anymore social networks. I’m on Twitter, Google+, and Goodreads. Goodreads, I do for myself. I needed a place to keep track of the books that I’ve read or am in the process of reading. Prior to Goodreads, I kept sheets of paper with my latest purchases, TBR’s, and completed books. I go in every once in a while and update my list and leave a few reviews. I don’t do bad reviews because frankly I don’t finish books that I do not like. Is that a copout? Possibly, but it’s the truth.

Now getting back to Facebook, I get that it can be a fun place to connect with readers and friends. I really do, but I can barely keep up with my blog. I’ve had authors tell me to sign up and just have my tweets or my blog entries go to my Facebook page. Seems reasonable, but also boring if I’m never dropping by the page. Maybe someday I’ll change my mind, but for now, I’d rather focus on the books that I need to write and leave the socializing to others. 🙂

Crawling back into my cave to work on Atlantean’s Quest 5: The Dark King.

4 comments to “Facebook Is Not My Friend”

  1. It’s not for everyone, and I’ve noticed people actually feel obligated to get on and make comments constantly for some reason. They even take photos of what they’re having to drink or eat and upload them. 🙂

  2. Bernard, I know you enjoy it because it helps you keep in touch with family. My mom really likes it, too. She plays games and chats with a bunch of people. I fear I would be the person with nothing to say uploading photos of my sandwiches. *ggg

  3. I have an FB account that takes updates from TWitter, but it’s still a major pain in the ass to deal with and I consider deleting it at least once a month. There are constant issues with privacy.

  4. Charli, The privacy issue is a biggie for me. I really don’t like how fast and loose they’re playing with the settings.

    Dh ended up deleting his FB page. He liked looking in on friends, but it became too much of a pain in the arse when it collided with work.