As writers in the modern world, social networking is a big part of daily living. Especially nowadays. There's Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo groups, and so much more. But where does the line draw? If you spend TOO much time doing these things, blogging....then where is there time for writing? Social networking can be addicting. Come on, look at all the different games on Facebook. One of my weaknesses is Words With Friends. I find myself getting on there a few times a day to play a word against somebody...and no, I don't need, or want an intervention!
Then, there's blogging. They have become a big part for authors. I run my own blog. I know the time it takes to set up the posts, get all the materials, make sure my reviewers have the books they requested, turned in on time, review links sent to authors...You get the idea. It takes A LOT! And I've been running Storm Goddess Book Reviews for a year now, the last four or five months have taken off like crazy. I have found the time to write at least four days a week now, while my rambunctious three year old attends a preschool. And the word counts are showing great progress! I have to make sure I do NOT log into Facebook, or anything else, so that I can get at least my daily goal word count, and hopefully a lot more.
What do you think? How do you find the time? If you appear on a blog, then you would need to be around to comment and interact, right? Etc, etc etc.
We need more hours in a day. But that's not going to happen. So where's that fine line? And how do you make sure not to cross it?