good reads…

Yes, and Goodreads. Jane Friedman talks about 2 Ways to Make the Most of Goodreads. I’m barely getting started over there and haven’t managed to make it a regular part of  my social media activity, whether daily or even once or twice a week. Writer friends: how are you (or are you) using Goodreads?

Catherine, Caffeinated – don’t you love that blog name? – writes about My New Favorite Twitter Thing: Buffer. I hadn’t heard of this tweet scheduling tool though I knew these things existed. I’m not a heavy-duty tweeter but I like the idea of scheduling rather than tweeting a few things then disappearing for hours (or days) on end. I use Hootsuite to aggregate my twitter accounts and Facebook feeds but I never investigated – until now – it’s scheduling feature. While Buffer looks cool, I’ll give Hootsuite a trial for a while.

JW Manus has had some great posts, here and here, about formatting your e-book for publication. Those are going into the “save” file!

And don’t miss 10 Ways to Know You’re a Writer from Wordbitches.

What have you found out there in the blogosphere this week?

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4 thoughts on “good reads…

  1. Like any of these social media thingies, Goodreads takes time. I messed with it a bit before this semester hit and think I could like it, but I’m on forced hiatus right now.

    I think scheduling tweets is fine for informational tweets. But I think folks should be “live” when tweeting personal tweets. I am always disappointed when I respond to someone’s quip or reflection, and they never reply. Not only that, sometimes you see that same quip/reflection pop up later in the day. They have scheduled it to appear multiple times. That is NOT what making a connection is all about. I generally stop paying any attention to such people.

    • Very good points re scheduled tweets. Those info tweets (many re-tweets) are the type I’ve placed in the queue so far. It’s a very short queue. 🙂 And you hit the nail on the head about ‘connections’. Talk to me people!

  2. Haha, Wordbitches. I have to visit there just for the name of their site.

    I haven’t really done Goodreads. I have an account and joined a group for book fans well before I had a blog or thought anything about platforms and social media for writers, but I haven’t been back since. I need to go read how it is helpful and what you’re supposed to do.

    Thanks for the links!

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse, co-host of the 2012 #atozchallenge! Twitter: @AprilA2Z

    • Thanks for dropping by! Yes, the Wordbitches have some fun posts. Keep us posted on your explorations of Goodreads. I’ll get back there myself one of these days. Sigh.

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