How to Follow Living Sensical Content
This isn’t an easy thing to do. But here’s the useful links (see below for the reason why…)
Follow These Links
- Wattpad (weekly short stories and non-fiction posts.)
- Medium (weekly short stories.)
- Flipboard (curating good articles daily. Subdivided into four magazines by general subjects.)
Email Notices You Can Receive
- Short Stories (weekly, usually just sections of short stories – unless they are really short)
- New Book Releases (every week, what has been published that week.)
- Advance Reader Club (PDF downloads of my most recent books still in pre-order)
Warning: this is a lot of data coming in weekly. A lot. Not for the faint of heart.
An Explanation By the Chief Editor
It’s a little difficult to find where we interact on “social media”. Since I’ve been telling people for years that social media is a waste of good writing and publishing time.
Unlikely, though, I found out that we do curate to a tiny handful of “social media” (besides this blog.) And it was worth laying this out for people as a menu bar option.
Why Social Media Isn’t Worth Your Time
By reports and tests (notably Tim Grahl and Reedsy) social media sells hardly any books, if at all. It can’t even get them given away. Seriously.
Meanwhile, you have to spend hours “interacting” with people to “maintain your presence”. You have to ask yourself, “How many words could I have written? Or could a get some revising done, or proofing, or publish to some additional sales outlets?”
So we don’t “interact” any social media. Not Twitter, or Instagram, or Pinterest. Facebook and Google only want your private information to sell their ads. LinkedIn is for business people who can do that at work (instead of…) If we do have a “presence” on most of these. It’s all syndicated content.
(If you want real human interaction, leave a comment or email.)
So we don’t spend time getting “followers”. This goes double for paying attention to “influencers”. (Somewhere over 50% of all followers are bots.) Meanwhile, the amount of people actually receiving any social posts is down to about 1 or 2 percent of actual followers.
What I do and recommend is for you to find and follow useful sources of information and entertainment that you can use to improve your life.
Simplest way to do this is to get something called an “RSS feed reader” so you can keep up with their blog posts, and curate the best stuff so you can find it later.
If you’ve found the information here valuable, then the above links are where you can get this information funneled to you.
Just don’t expect any cute cat pictures or trollish comments about politicians (as much as I’m tempted.)