Monday, October 18, 2010
Back-to-Business Monday: POSTING PARANOIA
Okay, I just deleted a very useful and practical post about authors who take too long to reply to emails from their publishers. It even had suggestions for professional ways of managing email/logistical correspondence if it isn't your strong suit. However, as we all know, nothing ever really disappears from the internet and it occurred to me that my helpful words might be misconstrued as the angry rant of a marketing person. Truthfully, this is not the case. I save all my real tears for my novels :)
However, after having wasted the better part of an hour composing, proofing, and deleting, I realized that what I was learning was that I have a pretty solid case of posting paranoia. In fiction, we work to quell the "inner critic" but in blogging, a sober second thought before hitting the "publish post" button is probably a good idea. Because, as bloggers, we develop our own online personas and they have to be in keeping with who we are, what we want to talk about and, hopefully, our offline objectives as well.
Have you recognized any boundaries of your blogging comfort zone? Could you describe your blogger persona in fifteen words or less? And, do you ever have posting paranoia?