Facebook is far from my favorite platform to use as a writer. It was great in the beginning, but it became increasingly clear to me that Facebook isn’t there to help you with your platform. It’s there to reach into your pockets with this false sense of security that it’s helping you out by increasing your views with the more dollars you throw at it. So I’m not exactly fond of pushing this social media when Facebook makes it incredibly difficult to do compared to other platforms, which don’t make using social media as an author difficult at all. So, while this may not be popular opinion, I don’t really recommend new authors even bothering with one. You’re so much better off with other forms of social media where sharing and interacting with others and getting views is ten thousand times easier.
Why am I still even bothering with my author page then?
I still use it because it increases views for my other platforms, like this one.
Although my FB page claims it’s not receiving much interaction, the stats of this blog beg to differ. In fact, most of my views for this blog come from these top three places: Google search, Tumblr, and my FB page. So you can get an author page if you want, simply for the increased views of other forms of social media. In fact, I can tell you today that Facebook is my top referrer, my Tumblr second, and search engines third. The only thing I like about Facebook pages is that you can connect your other forms of social media to it. That’s the only advantage I can list. So while I don’t directly post to my FB page anymore, I let my other social media speak for me so that way I don’t have to waste time trying to figure out what I should post on my page for the day.
With that being said…
I’m on Instagram now, so you can now follow me there. Basically, I just sort of detail some of the stuff I do day-to-day, like working out and studying and writing and reading and working at my primary job–oh, and dancing. Once ballet starts up, expect to see some ballet pics from me.
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