Monday, December 29, 2014

Where's Siobhan? New Year, New Places

Good morning and Happy Monday...

Yeah, yeah, don't throw your empty coffee mugs at me. I can always hope.

Today I'm writing to let you all know that the rules for Facebook are changing and because of that, as an author, my posts are going to be scarce. Not because I want them to be, but because if the powers-that-be (PTBs for short) at Facebook decide I'm promoting my books by letting you know of a giveaway or blog hop happening, they will ghost my posts. Hehehe, that rhymes. :D Unless I pay big bucks in the hopes that you might see them in your feed.

The point is while I knew Facebook is all about the bottom line, money over people (ironic for a social network), I can't afford their brand of interaction and I'm disappointed with that choice. My opinion and I'm not looking for a discussion about "you shoulda known".

Here's my choice: I'm going dark on Facebook for a week from January 1, 2015 to January 7, 2015. It's more to find out if I can do it, and if I can still connect with my readers on other social sites. So for that week, I won't be posting on Facebook. But you can find me in a variety of places.

Google Plus has been a darn fine place to find me and find some of my more fun posts. You can talk to me and I'll talk back. Woot. I'm there most days and if you're part of the OpenSim community, that's a good place to find me.

Twitter is another good place to find me. I like to see what all you have going on, but also connect with you there. You'll find out about my books, where they are, and any new deals for them or giveaways or free reads.

Pinterest is a fun place and a great place to find my book covers, my Teddy Bear Thursday, Tattoo Tuesday, and Wicked Her Wednesday pictures (among others). is a new social network that is a lot like Facebook was. The posts aren't filtered and they can reach all the friends and followers. I'll be there and can respond to you not only on the posts I share, but also in private messages. You can make money by sharing and connecting there, but it's not very much and it's not why I'm there. I'm there to connect with all of you and keep you appraised of what's going on with me.

You can also find me on my website and sign up for my newsletter that comes out once a month. Just add your name and email address to the sign up form and you're in like Flynn.

So there you have it. Those are the social places you'll find me. Again, I hope you all will come see me and will understand why I've chosen to stay away from Facebook. Thank you for being patient and for keeping up with me.

Happy Reading!



  1. I'm going to try Tsu. Facebook has become such a cesspool, I hardly log onto it any more.

    1. That's what I've found, too, Pansi. It's been difficult to connect with readers because FB determines what it thinks you want to see. That's not very helpful. On Tsu, you can see all the posts. :)

  2. I so support your decision in this. I hate fb and always have. And their decision to change policies is hurting every indie creative out there; authors, musicians, etc. It is sad that they have decided to go with making $ rather than helping creatives get their work out there. I only really use fb to connect with my friends because they are all on there.

    I'm going to check out Tsu. There is also Its currently in Beta and invite only. If you check it out and want to join, I have invites.

    Is the FB blackout something you are doing on your own or is it an organized thing that many people are doing to protest the changes?

    1. I'm on, but it doesn't seem to be going anywhere. It was kind of a dud. But I'm there if you'd like to find me. The FB blackout was a choice made by a set of authors. Some folks tried a one day blackout a couple of weeks ago, but that's not very effective. I'm doing this because I think FB has gotten big for it's britches and it's time to send our efforts elsewhere. And I want to see if I can reach people in other places.

      Nara Malone, Stephanie Meier, Shannan Albright, and a few others have decided to leave for a week. You're welcome to join us, Siren. Just post where folks can find you and link to our posts to show you're not alone. We'll all support you and share on other media sources.


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