Yesterday a friend of mine asked me to explain Twitter to her. I failed miserably. So many of my writer friends use it, not only to promote their books but, also to keep up with the latest publishing trends. I've tried following along but get hopelessly lost. Nor have I mastered the art of commenting on a link I post.
Add in the fact that I haven't got much to promote, and nothing different or unique to say abou the latest publishing trend, I remain silent.
Facebook, on the other hand, is my network of choice. I know my audience, it's personal, and I can share photos. I can follow not only my comments but those that come after mine. I'm always aware of the multitude of relationships and keep my privacy settings to friends only. Still, nothing gets said there that I wouldn't want the rest of the world to know about.
So many dear friendships have grown through the use of the comment window on blogs that I will always have a deep fondness for that medium. I've learned a great deal about writing, perseverance, and life through the blogs I follow. Some of them have truly surprised me.
What's your preferred method of communication and why?