In today’s publishing world, more and more writers are taking the leap into the online world. We blog, we Tweet, we participate in chats and bloghops and tribes and Google+ and a thousand other venues for GETTING KNOWN.
Because that’s what it’s all about, right?*
Well…not exactly. I mean yes, as authors we do need to get our names out there, but if we focus solely on what the Internet can do for us, we’re missing the point. Newsgroups, Blogging, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Pinterest (did I miss any?) enable writers and readers to connect. These platforms provide places for us to engage with one another and, ultimately, develop relationships.
And online relationships, like most relationships, benefit from the age-old attitude that “it’s better to give than receive.”