Random thoughts on social media, commercialization, being a writer/publisher, some things I know

Hidden People Limited logo for indie publishing company on books, videos, t-shirts


I’m a good slave to what’s going on in the social media world.


I’m on Facebook.


I have my Twitter account.


I have my place on Good Reads.


I even decided to follow the social media flow and put up a
Hidden People Fan Facebook page for my Indie Pub company Hidden People Limited, which at this point in time, at this writing, is bursting with FIVE FULL FEVERED FANS (does this mean it is this on its way or simply dead in the water and of really no use?).


Then I began wondering: at which point do I stop establishing multiple social media connects before I die and just get on with the life I have?


Like how about right about now? Enough already.


Meanwhile, here are three random quotes (living up to the title of this blog) from sources I forgot to source, on what I think or have found to be true, in the indie publishing, solo writing, general hodgepodge of what I’m doing…


— Indie-publishing must be a considered business decision, not a response to several hundred rejections or from general impatience to publish


— Most commercially published authors maintain day jobs to support their writing, which means the bulk of book authorship is performed on a volunteer basis.


— The traditional way of doing business (author-to-agent-to-publisher-to-printer-to-warehouse-to-wholesaler-to-retailer-to-reader) is mostly dead, dying, or only for the mostly connected.


And lastly, I’m not following many marketing “experts” on any of this social media march toward when-is-too-much-too-much, simply because there aren’t that many things to say about online marketing (reflecting perfectly off-line marketing experts). But boy do they like to say the same thing many times in different ways in order to make a living, bless them. But my own marcom experience has taught me there’s a handful of stuff to know on this subject, which I’ve known for decades. Many, many online experts are saying nothing new…Big Surprise…and I don’t want the modern disease of marketing to get in the way of the personal (semi)-purity of my creativity and sharing it.


There, we can all sleep better tonight, and this bumping blog falls asleep in the ether waves…


Note: If you post a blog and no one reads it, has it really been posted? (see: tree, forest, fall, no one around to hear, did it really, etc., so forth).

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One Response to “Random thoughts on social media, commercialization, being a writer/publisher, some things I know”

  1. Jane Steen says:

    “Thank God that for every million bloggers there is one reader.”

    — Annoyingly successful author Susan Hill, at http://www.spectator.co.uk/susanhill/5714598/no-amateurs-are-not-just-as-good-as.thtml

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