Being new to the writing gain and hoping to launch my new WIP soon, I took the plunge, created a blog, added the blogs of wonderful writers to my favourites, and became a member of Twitter. The only plunge left for me to take is Facebook. I have reservations so hence the wait.
Easy, right? Yes. I'm better informed than I ever have been. I've dialogued with writers who have enriched my writing life by their own experiences, wit, and energy - a more generous bunch I've never encountered.
The problem - time! I'm spending way too much following all the tweets, blogs, and spin offs into books, films, non-fiction. I have spent countless hours social networking at the expense of not revising my WIP (convenient excuse or am I a victim of communication?).
So readers/writers, how do you handle the time consuming business of social networking. Do you see it as a curse, blessing, or a tool to be managed with care?