I totally agree and love reading this.
I’m in not an entirely comfortable position: I’m a fiction writer and social media – for a long time – allowed me to keep in touch with my community and, honestly, it also was a way to promote myself. If I wasn’t in that position, I never would have signed up on Facebook in the first place and even less on Twitter. To be honest… I didn’t see the point.
Books are long things to put out and it’s important to keep my name alive even inside my community. However, I’m increasingly looking into smarter ways to do promotion. I’m keeping Twitter so far, which I have come to tentatively enjoy, but I would delete all social media in a heartbeat if I didn’t need it professionally (… or so I think?)
Anyway, this forums has been the most fun I’ve had on the Internet in a good while, so thanks, MPU.
(Also, thanks for the article, @skiptime.)