Welcome to my little (introverted) world!
Once upon a time, I was relatively active on Facebook and other social media, but as I struggled with my health, all that began to drift away. Almost three years ago now, I suffered a heart attack, and poof! There went the remainder of my online activity. I remained active in a few groups — my Christian indie author group, a few co-working friends groups, some Trim Healthy Mama groups, and my reader group. Well, that last one is a bit of a stretch. If Paula wasn’t leading the reader group, it would have fizzled out before it every really got started. As it is, it’s a fun, active place where I enjoy dropping in and chatting.
But everything else? Went by the wayside. My Twitter account went quiet. I continued to post story inspiration to my Pinterest boards, but didn’t draw anyone’s attention to them. I rarely posted on my Facebook profile.
Even worse, I abandoned my author page on Facebook. How embarrassing! Over the years, more than one thousand people had given me an upvote by “liking” my page. What did they get in return? Almost total radio silence. Yikes. That’s no way to treat a friend!
So, all that is about to change. Actually, it already has. This introvert has decided to climb back on the social media horse (is that a thing?!?!?) and embrace Facebook Live. Two have already taken place. If you missed them, you can find them here and here.
Yep, going live is terrifying. It means leaving a corner of my very small house at least partially set up. In this case, it’s a corner of the grandgirls’ bedroom! It means getting dressed up in more than sweats, putting on a little makeup, and making sure my hair is presentable. It means pulling some energy out of the stratosphere and enjoying chatting with you!
Here’s a sample of what’s in store, although I don’t know why it is showing a mashup image on the preview – definitely not how it is set on YouTube!
Did you catch that bit about the giveaway? Celebrate Lit is hosting a terrific giveaway for me. Follow the directions in the video to enter your name in the drawing!
Now over to you. Do you enjoy interacting with authors’ Facebook Lives? What do you like them (us) to talk about? What do you not enjoy? Give me some tips so I can make my “lives” an event we will all love!
PS: In case you’re not familiar with some of my early work, check out the first box set in my debut series, Farm Fresh Romance. This set is currently on sale for 99¢ (or the local equivalent) on Amazon worldwide and includes Raspberries and Vinegar, Wild Mint Tea, and Sweetened wit Honey. Check it out here.