This afternoon I was dwelling in Twitter, when I suddenly found myself confronted with this message:
Your Twitter account has been suspended.
Apparently, I violated Twitter’s Rules by Evading permanent suspension. In my disbelief, I tweeted this from my serious-work-only account:
Twitter suspended my personal @biodagar account (which is for creative work, not work work). Ref screenshot.
What the hell does this even mean? I haven’t been suspended – ever – in the ten years of being on Twitter. pic.twitter.com/eTJusfVIHX
— Leticia Mooney (@LeticiaMooney_) November 13, 2018
One of my friends suggested it was for the crime of ‘wrongthink’. It’s entirely feasible. I have spent the last little while sharing things about Gab, and Julian Assange, and The Golden Age of Bullshit.
While this was initially quite confronting, particularly given it’s been my primary promotional vehicle for my writing and creative work since 2008, I’m choosing to take it all in my stride.
You see, darling reader, I’ve been hatching a plan to build a promotional methodology that is entirely social media-free. I’m not sure what that looks like yet. But once I have planned it and started to use it, I’ll be capturing data so I can write about it, share the lessons, and help others to leverage what I’ve done.
In the meantime, this means that the only way to hear about my work is:
- at Patreon (join my Flash Fiction of the Month Club!)
- via Telegram
As for social media, while the entire concept has paled a lot over the years, I’m giving Gab a crack. You can find me at https://gab.ai/biodagar. And so, here’s to enjoying more time in real life, and spending more time creating amazing works.
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I’d love to see what would it look like. Being non-too-social myself, and having lots of bad business ideas, I’m always thinking how to promote them without social media. Very intrigued now.
Deal, Alex! Once I’ve got the details done, and have started testing it, I will let you know. 🙂