I happened to read this as a post on Facebook today and thought it was appropriate to share here. As an author you need to remember that you are viewed by your readers as a professional. Social media is a great forum for spreading the word about your books, but remember who your audience is when you want to rant about something. Everyone who reads a post by you has the potential to buy something you’ve written. Remembering this is important when you’re upset or irritated. The last thing you want to do as an author is tick off the very people that read your work, which could be ANYONE. Just like you wouldn’t stand up in an office and air your complaints or frustrations, you shouldn’t do it on social media. The person who does, is the one who ends up looking unprofessional.
Barbara Vey makes some great points in this post that I thought were worth sharing.
Her contact information is below if you’d like to learn more about her.