Where Personal and Professional Life Collide...

My life in 8 words: Organized chaos, by preference. Exhausting, but never boring

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under the heading of "don't do that"
bitch, please
1. Don't spam people on Twitter with "buy my book!" direct tweets, most particularly when you've never interacted with them in any way EXCEPT to send spamming tweets.

2. If you must spam people, know that they may well go to your tweetstream to see if you've spammed other people (you have) and while there may note that you also rated YOUR OWN BOOK on Goodreads, and gave it 5 stars.

At this point, you will be deemed a fuckwit*, and blocked.

*not only because you rated your own book, which is beyond tacky, but because you were idiot enough to let that fact get boosted to your twitterstream.

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This is so true. It's not just that BUYMYBOOK!!! is ineffective, it's obnoxious.

I cling to the belief that if I offer something of value on social media and people like what I have to say, they'll look for my books. Or if not, at least I have no expectations of being a super salesperson.

under the heading . . .

When I put up a page for Elements of Mind on Facebook, I posted the link to my wall, but explicitly refused to spam my FB friends/followers asking them to "like" the page. I'm tired of that almost as much as the TwitterStuff you describe above.

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