If you’re like me you’ve read countless times the importance of sharing your work on social media.
Post it to Facebook.
Let people know on Twitter.
Talk about it on Instagram.
If you’re also like me you’ve tried it, only to see it flop.
Maybe flop isn’t the right word. In order for something to flop it first needs to have some initial attention paid to it.
I’ll post something to Facebook, something I’ve worked hours on (if not longer). It might be a short story that’s intertwined with truths I’d never come out and say, yet I can bleed into characters or conversations. Content that sometimes takes an emotional toll just to put to digital paper.
It receives a thumbs up from my aunt.
Scroll down, and there’s that girl who just posted the 1875940th gym selfie and it has 600 likes.
Scroll back up and my aunt has un-liked my post.
I guess even in the friendly world of social media, sex is what sells.
I think I need a new group of social friends.
Or maybe I just need to add boobs to the title.
But I have basically stopped posting anything to platforms like Facebook. Perhaps stories about suicides and fathers and forgotten memories and forbidden loves don’t have a place in the world of narcissists and those who follow (stalk) them.
Although I guess I could start tagging gym selfies to my posts.
Maybe that would help?
What about you? Do you share your work on social platforms? Does it work? And do you care even if it doesn’t?