The title evokes a sense of some sort of deprivation, doesn’t it? You conjured a picture of a weight chart, a scale, and an overweight woman/man shunning cookies, cakes, candies, and pies, didn’t you? And, that is the normal sense one gets when someone says they’re on a diet.
Admittedly I need to lose a few pounds. Okay, okay. (I say, dodging bolts of lightning.) I need to lose more than a few stubborn pounds. Many much mucho more than a few pounds. But that’s beside the point.
That’s NOT the type of diet I’m talking about.
What I mean is, I’m going on a diet of avoiding “Social Media.” I’ve permanently disabled Twitter because… well… I hated it. And, I’ve just deactivated my FaceBook account for seven days.
When I first became an author, my publisher suggested I get a “Social Media” following. Get my name OUT there. Interact with readers. And, like an obedient puppy, I obeyed. I had visions of endless conversations with people who enjoyed my books. Wanted to talk about my stories. Tell their friends about them. After four years of trying, none of that happened.
Sadly, for me (Maybe you had better luck?), social media hasn’t lived up to the hype like my publisher said it would. Or maybe I didn’t understand some secret ingredient of social mediumism that would propel me to stardom…uh… knowndom? Perhaps I missed a chapter of, “How to get your name/book OUT there 101?” I dunno.
Anywho. For the next seven days, I’m FaceBookless.
A lone wolf.
Trying to peddle my books to the masses through other means.
Wish me luck, folks.
I need it.
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