Saturday, January 21, 2012

Hee hee. Technology, fun and other stuff...

I can identify with anyone who has trouble with technology. However, some things are easy and fun...even for techno-phobes like me.

I just took a course from a social networking expert recently, and she made the point that I've suspected for a long time. People enjoy the "social" aspect of social media. That means, yes, they do want to see a picture of the cute sandals you just scored for 8 bucks. You should be careful what you put out there though. Say you just got back from vacation, not that you're going away for a week with the whole family. Crooks do look for these things. And never fill out the profiles with actual identifying information...especially if you write sexy stories!

Constant promo is obnoxious. That's another item she pointed out. It actually turns people off. I've never been good about blogging anything but business, so I resurrected a cheeky advice column I had tried a while ago. I enjoyed the heck out of this, and if WE enjoy our social media (blogging, facebook, twitter, etc) so will others.

Check out my tongue-in-cheek advice column if you have a chance and please send your own letters to I won't reveal your real identity even if tortured.

I hope I delivered the best advice possible. See what you think?

Now, because I did just have a novella released, I want to make folks aware of that too. Ironically, it's about a 300 year-old immortal who can't keep up with technology and wants to off herself because of it. (Ever felt that way?) LOL


Claudia said...

Hey, Ash! Congrats on your new story. Definitely on my TBR list. Technology is definitely a mystery to me in a lot of ways.

Ashlyn Chase said...

Thank you, Claudia!

Btw, I have a character named Claudia in my new series! She's the bar manager.

Wynter Daniels said...

I caught myself with a post telling the world I was leaving on vacation a few years ago. DH caught it and told me the error of my ways;-)
Congrats on the release - awesome cover, BTW!

Michelle Polaris said...

Great advice, great news on the release, and an advice column is perfect.

Chrisbails said...

Congrats on the new release. Thanks for the advice. I try to not put too much personal info out there.
I also hate when people fight on facebook and then get mad when other people put their opinions out there.

Casey Crow said...

Great post!

Callie Croix said...

I hate it when people aggressively promo or spam you with their stuff. Irritating as hell.

Congrats on the new release! Gosh, you and Wynter are serious speed demons, pumping out all these books!