I’m on a temporary Compu-Cation!

In other words, I’m going to try to stay off the computer and enjoy my personal life more.

It was past time to take a break … I was spending too much time online in general, but getting less and less done. My excuse has always been that, “I need social media to promote my books and those by other authors.” But when I took at long, hard look at this excuse, I realized the promotion there really wasn’t working at all. For anyone!

So, I’ll be taking a break from constantly checking Facebook. I already don’t use Twitter much as all, so I don’t need to cut back. And I’ve deleted both my LinkedIn and Google+ accounts, because I just never used them or even checked them, and I can’t say that either account ever did much for me by attracting new readers.

Now I can concentrate on getting caught up on all the outstanding emails and subsequent work I have to do – not to mention getting back to my own writing, and keeping up with reading other books.

I’ll continue to post to this blog and What Are You Reading?, and will start again posting to Reading Recommendations. I’m woefully behind in promised promotions for other authors! I haven’t decided yet whether I will continue the Friday morning “What are you reading?” posts on Facebook. They may instead become a weekly feature on this blog. I have to think about that.

So … if you wish to contact me now, it’s best to do so via email – susanmtoy(at)gmail.com. I’m hoping to get caught up with messages there soon. I seem to have a lot of deleting and filing to get through before I can heave a sigh of relief on that front. But I will try to get back to you.

In the meantime … it’s back to reading for me!

5 responses

  1. Put your feet up and enjoy the break, Susan.

  2. Enjoy!! Happy reading 🙂

  3. It’s great to have a bit of “me” time to catch up on what we love doing, such as reading and writing, I found out a while ago that social media can take up so much time and really doesn’t give that much benefit in promoting my books. So I, too have stepped back to enjoy life more and worry less about book promotion. What a great sense of freedom it is to do more of what I enjoy and less of what someone else says I SHOULD be doing. So, enjoy this extra time, Susan. You deserve it! 😊

  4. At some point you have to realize it’s good to step back into real life more – especially for authors!. (Been doing a bit of unplugging myself – computer malfunctions are not always a bad thing)
    As I swatted mosquitoes yesterday a=on dog walk, I thought of you HAHA
    Enjoy and refresh yourself. – computers really don’t have a shelf life – and we sometimes forget humans do. Cheers!

  5. Good for you, Sue! Enjoy some Canadian summer “down-time,” the way it was meant to be! 🙂

%d bloggers like this: