While reading a recent blog post by Penelope Trunk, I found my way to this article from Forbes: 3 Reasons You Should Quit Social Media in 2013. It was a relief. Here’s my dirty secret: I’ve wanted to quit social media for months. I’ve been thinking lately about the value of social media for writers.
I’ve always had a tenuous relationship with Facebook. I’ve deleted my account three times now (double-tap, fully deleted), and if you ask me if I like Facebook on any given day, I’ll tell you “No,” without hesitation. Why this hate of Facebook? Their ever-shifting security policies terrify me. But, despite my fear of the Facebook,
Welcome to Part 3 of my 4-part series about fighting back against spam! If you missed the previous two parts in this Tips for Fighting Spam Series, you can view them using the links at the bottom of this post. Twitter is one of my favourite places to fight back against spammers. Not only is
If you’ve ever checked your blog to find that you have 1,234,567 (or any other annoyingly high number) new comments, only to learn they’re all from spammers, this post is for you! Recently spam comments on my blog started to become a real problem. I was getting almost 100 new spam comments a day (which
When I meet with other writers and editors, we often talk about the merits of Twitter and Facebook as tools to help our careers, but LinkedIn rarely (if ever) enters the conversation. I have been using LinkedIn more and more for my freelance writing and editing business, so thought I’d share the three LinkedIn features
My first interaction with a writer on Twitter took place over two years ago. I had just finished reading Last Night in Montreal (Emily St. John Mandel‘s first novel) and loved it so much that I raved about it through my Twitter account (@CarrieMumford). Much to my surprise, Emily responded. This interaction convinced me of the power of