|Image from The Digerati Life|
The point is, it's tempting to tell all when you are hooked into social networking. It's a necessity in this day and age to show you have a web presence and that you are conscious of publishing as a business that will require you to do your fair share of book promotion. But with all this connectedness, we risk a lot of ourselves out there in cyberspace and I wonder if this is a good thing.
My previous post was about how writers supported other writers. Most of the people who were telling me to keep going after that last rejection were people I met online--other writers who were looking to connect with their own kind, who were looking for support. I've had friends jump in and offer encouragement and people I never would have expected are rooting for my success.
So, should I have put myself on the line like I did? Is is okay that anyone linked to me by a mouse click knows my writing fate? Maybe not, but if the trade off for that means I get to know more people like me who are working toward perfecting that book and getting "the call," or I get to see the positive, generous side of so many others, then it's all worth it.
So what do you think? Too much, too little or just right?