Social Media is a Fickle Thing

Online Social Media is touted as the ‘end-all-be-all’ for small businesses, writers and authors.  We’re supposed to join twitter, facebook, linkedin and hundreds of other outlets in order to gain hundreds of thousands of buyers in a short amount of time.

Or the self-advertising media monsters inform us.

Seems to me, the most aggressive followers I have across all brands are marketers who want my money.  Oh, they all offer the best software (legal or otherwise) that ‘guarantees” me followers.  For just $……..

I write, I blog, I post.  Sometimes, I whine, just because I can.  They’re my blogs, books and sites, afterall.  I can do what I want.

I also get well-meaning comments like “why aren’t you monetizing?  Well, darling, I am.  I’m using what 99% of what’s available to everyone and their dogs to monetize, google adsense.  What i’d like is big brand name advertisers and backers for all 4 blogs and 2 websites. Not likely to happen.  I don’t have hundreds of thousands of followers, nor do I have big name celebrities touting my sites, books and blogs.

Social Media also places limits on what you can and cannot do.  Sometimes that’s a good thing.  It helps keep and restore order.  Sometimes it stifles growth and change.