Thursday, November 15, 2012

writing a book vs. writing a Facebook

I'm mystified as to why so many authors, presumably good at writing, leave it up to others to come up with their social media profiles. Here's how David Sedaris, one of the most gifted, funniest writers on the planet, greets visitors to his Facebook page:
This page is updated by David's management and publisher to keep fans informed about new events, articles, and to allow fans to share feedback and connect with other David Sedaris readers. David knows and hears about this page but does not create posts.
I know better, I think, merrily setting up my first-ever Facebook author page, hoping it's warm and inviting and a fun place to hang out. But do I really know best? Sedaris has 575,000 "Likes" to my measly 20. Hoping you'll help narrow the gap after the jump.

1 comment:

Rick Noel said...

Authors, of all people, should absolutely write their own content for their social profiles and company pages, on Facebook and elsewhere. Maybe status quo is driven by the "shoe makers shoes syndrome." The example you gave is both funny and honest. I love it!