Yes, thats right. Stalking made easy. I was listening to the radio on my way to work and heard a song called “Crush”. Okay. In itself it sounded cute. That was until I heard the refrain. “I follow you on Twitter. I follow you on Instagram. Where else can I find you?”
Alrighty. So it’s a song on stalking. Got it!
This made me think though. It is a lot easier to get information on people. It is a lot easier to hear of new authors and a lot easier to follow them. Suddenly I can get insider info from agents and publishers by simply following them on some social network. That being said – when is it too much? When am I being the creepy person? I’d gamble and say, when you forget you aren’t really friends desipite what facebook says.
The point of my rant is that technology has made being a fan and getting fans a whole lot easier. All the social network platforms out there allow even the most shy author or fan the ability to interact. Sure there are arguments on how much is too much, but in the end as long as no one is getting a restraining order, i’d say you are doing just fine.
Fun Fact. It is not creepy to follow your favorite people’s blogs, tweets, posts, photos, and book lists. It might however be cross ing a line to look up their house on Google maps.
Do you need help with social networking? Let me know and I might be able to help.