Okay, I recognize and acknowledge the importance of Twitter in today’s new media. I recognize and acknowledge the importance of sites like Tumblr and Triberr for multiplying outreach. I accept those realities. But for the life of me, I can’t figure any of them out. Literally, they make no sense. Twitter is too fast, too chaotic, and too random. Triberr is just a glitch-filled labyrinth of dead-end links, and Tumblr is like another language with reverse syntax. Trying to learn these tools makes me feel old and out of touch.
I just want to write my books and blog entries without all this hassle of marketing in the new media, but that’s not realistic if I ever want to be successful. Somehow, I have to master these outlets, or if not master, at least become proficient with them in order to reach a broad spectrum. Otherwise, I’ll never grow much beyond my current readership. It’s a lot of extra time and energy that I’m not sure I have, but over the next month or so, I’m going to try to learn them. If you hear a lot of cursing and swearing from my direction, you know why.
Please, let me also mention that the Ramblings crossed 20,000 views all time today. I know that’s not a huge number and there are blogs that get that in a day, but it was a big milestone for me, one that I’m proud of achieving. Thank you to everyone who reads my silly posts and provides comments. I appreciate each and every one of you. Hope everyone has a great night.