Monday, March 21, 2011

Back-to-Business: Facebook Fun and Twittequette for Dancers & Novelists

Seven months from my pub date, I'm trying to accomplish a virtual-marketing task each week.  Last week, I explored Amazon Author Central.  I even added my blog to my author page after learning how to find my blog's rss feed (a handy how-to for that can be found here) and was feeling pretty geektastic!

This week, inspired by this enlightening post by Nathan Bransford, I played around with my Facebook "like" page, "Audition by Stasia Ward Kehoe" (you can find it here if you're curious).  I learned how to "like" things as my "like" page instead of my ordinary "me" page (how's that for an awful sentence?). Still alot to do here, but it's a start.

I am still loving Twitter and am amazed at the great writer and dancer folks with whom I've connected in forty characters or less.  Since my novelist hands pound the keyboard while my feet still often point toward the ballet world, I was fascinated to read this Wall Street Journal article discussing the New York City Ballet's concerns over its dancers' Twitter practices.  This reminds me of the ongoing discussions in the writer-blogosphere about reviewing versus critiquing, and respect for the power of the virtual pen. 

Do you think writer-tweeters and dancer-tweeters need to follow different guidelines?

For my part, I think that on Twitter, as in life, the Golden Rule still applies and, honestly, it works pretty well!


Aurora Smith said...

7 months. that is so amazing! Im about 5 months out from it getting back fromt he editor...i hate weaiting.

Tiffany Kadani said...

I am a huge advocate for freedom as speech. As a dancer, what we do is basically communicating through our bodies. And I do not think they can impose this post contract renewal. Maybe before, but not after.

Stasia said...

Thanks for stopping by, Read-my-books. Hang in there with the waiting :)
And, Dancing Branflake, I SO appreciate your p-o-v!!!

Misha Gerrick said...

I think the Golden Rule covers everything. :-)

Stasia said...

With ya, Misha! :)

Michael Offutt, Phantom Reader said...

Seven months is gonna fly by. I bet it leaves you breathless :)