Monday, July 30, 2012
Buccaneers: Oops, I missed one...
While I was in Savannah, I had all the amenities available in large cities: Air conditioning, WiFi, indoor plumbing, etc. The one amenity I didn't have was time. We were busy from 8 am until 11 pm every day, and I barely had enough time to sleep, let alone blog! I'll post a travelogue later today, once I get my thoughts on the trip in order.
I missed one Buccaneer post, but I've decided to skip right on ahead to Today's Scheduled Topic:
We all love the social media. For me, personally, it's the best way to keep up on all the doings of the publishing world. I've learned more about writing and publishing from following interesting writers, agents, and publishers on Twitter, Blogger, WordPress, Tumblr, and every other conceivable medium we use to connect with one another, than I have from any other source. I have no idea how new authors learned how to get their foot in the door twenty years ago. We are lucky to live in an era where communication is instant and global.
On the other hand, some days it seems like I spend more time on Twitter, reading blogs, and gawking at humorous snippets online than writing. Oopsie. It's addictive, and that can be dangerous. The lure of an easy distraction is a click away.
Still, if you've ever asked a question on Twitter and received half a dozen helpful responses within a few minutes, you know it can be a useful research tool, too. The trick is finding the balance.
And now, a gratuitous picture of Tybee Island Lighthouse, because I think it's the "artiest" of all the pictures I took on vacation:
And one disapproving fish, because he's cute: