Saturday, December 23rd, 2006 • 1 Comment on My Space is a Lonely Place
I have my PowerBook back and all it took to get it was $500 and being willing to brave the Friday-before-Christmas crowds at the mall. The Apple robots did a good job (with minor grumbles about the hinge and the keyboard keys that didn’t get replaced) and I’m happy and life is good and I learned two lessons for the costly price of one: do not let little children rush me in the bathroom and BACK UP MY FILES.
A week without a computer has made me antsy to get back to work (right after I finish all the Christmasy goodness that is, of course, mandatory). I’m ready to make some blog changes, too, and I’m contemplating setting up a MySpace page and linking here. Maybe if I had a great big circle of friends (all of whom are beautiful and under 30 and say things like “Yo, wassup dawg?”), I’d be one of the cool kids, too. Or maybe I could at least be their mom. Hmm.
Some of my favorite writers and editors maintain a space on MySpace as well as have a personal website and/or blog. Rachel uses her MySpace to keep people updated on her schedule as well as promote her books. Jennifer Weiner’s website and MySpace site complement each other nicely, I think. Tristan Taormino’s use of MySpace seems like a good way to promote her more commercial site and to let her friends (over 4000, some of which I even know!) post comments. Her friends are not only beautiful and under 30, a lot of them are porn stars, too.
I just don’t know if it’s worth the effort for me to maintain both a blog here and something on MySpace. I mean, how many friends do I really need? Of course, the publicity would be nice, especially if I ever get around to selling a novel. Maybe MySpace wouldn’t be a bad idea if I could keep it simple and integrate it with my blog here. Oh, and as long as I don’t ever have to say, “Yo, wassup dawg?”
Thoughts, especially from people who maintain both an independent site and a MySpace page?