Join Facebook, they said. Join Twitter, they said. Get a blog, they said. Start a Goodreads account, they said. Check out Pinterest, they said.
It'll be fun, they said.
Sure. I can do that. (Well, except Pinterest which I'm worried about getting completely addicted to. Someday, though. Probably.)
But here's what they didn't say.
You'll spend hours online just getting followers. Setting up your pages will be a royal pain in the backside. You'll probably be confused most of the time. And frustrated some of the time.
They also didn't say that it's a great way to connect with people. To reach out and make new friends. To get star-struck when that ONE author who wrote that book you love 'friends' you. Or better yet, messages you!
They didn't say how great those connections and friendships would make you feel. That it would remind you that you're not alone. And that you have awesome people out there who support you that you've never met.
Yeah, they were right.
This'll be fun.