So I said I would never join FaceBook. I didn’t see the point of it, thought it made a big time suck when I should be doing other things…yadda yadda. I only gave in, because without it, I’d have lost the Cherry Tarts and their friendship.
How about blogging? While I could see why people did it, and believed some carried it off very well, I saw no point to joining the blogosphere until I had a shop-worthy manuscript. Trouble was, I lived in a feedback-vacuum at the time. Then I stumbled across a group of writers who posted snippets of their WIP on-line and had formed a casual critique group for one another. *snort* I won’t belabor the details of my obvious conversion.
Twitter? That hold-out lasted…oh, four months. I’m slow, but even I could spot a trend of early skepticism becoming enthusiastic adoption.
But this newest means of authors reaching their audience has me quaking in my boots:
vLogging. Have you heard of it? The lovely Gretchen McNeil — opera singer, writer, founder of the YA Rebels and mash-up queen — introduced me to it in a big way. Here’s one of the YA Rebel’s top productions, courtesy of Leah Clifford:
Wasn’t that awesome??? Fantastic? Isn’t it cool that this group puts out a new, funny, writing-related film clip almost every day?
So how do you feel about vLogging? Do you think it will become a cutting edge means to market oneself as a writer? If so, do you plan to join it? Most important of all, would you have used M&M’s in that video, or Smarties?