Getting back on Facebook and setting up a new account is a lot of work. I’d worked on my old one for 10 years, the second (benefits youknowit) for about 7-8 years. I rarely used the 2nd one except as back up to post when I was in FB jail. Yes, I post a lot but I do have a lot to post. Not only my books but my author’s books for Shadoe Publishing and in the past couple of years, those posts for the Lesfic Bard Awards and Gay Scribe Awards. You lose the contacts you have made over those years, the interactions, and even the games! Heck I was up to 11 BILLION on slots! Oh, if that were only REAL money…but losing that would have made me suicidal.
I was happy when, a few years ago I found a service through Fiverr to post for me and my books, because I was in FB jail far too much and what happened to me with FB (while deserved) was what I was trying to prevent. These PA (personal assistant) posts for me and many other lesfic authors and I appreciate for the cost of a good cup of coffee, they can post in the many groups. If I pay a little more, they can post in even more groups. I think this is business smart. There are other services on Fiverr, I’ve used them to make my charactures of me before the craze even started on FB. I’ve used many posters on all the social media to get my and my author’s books out there, because you have to see them to buy them, right?
Anyone can and does hire these people, and I think they should. It’s a great way for someone or someones to make some money doing something part or full time with the skills they have.
I also like to post silly meme’s and entertain my friends, fans, and audience on Facebook and Twitter. If you don’t like it, then scroll on by, just like anything else. I do a lot of work not only having fun, but promoting myself and those I’m contractually obliged to help, but also because I like it and I’m good at it. We play to our strengths.
If you think that I’ve set up fake accounts to do all that you aren’t realizing the amount of time and effort involved and let’s face it, there isn’t that much time in the day for me to do all that. Btw, just so you know, I haven’t set up these PA accounts, that is someone else. Also, if you think about it, I crank out far too many books in a year, normally, to have the time to do ALL of that! Seriously, I’m not Wonder Woman but sometimes I wonder, women?
Have I had fake accounts? Well, define fake? Yes, I had two in my name when FB eliminated fake names like the benefits youknowit account and I changed that to KAnne Meinel without the apostrophe. I’ve explained that in previous blogs. At the same time, that was when I had my regular K’Anne Meinel account. I do have one just for family that I rarely go on but I want them blocked from my K’Anne accounts anyway because they don’t read my stuff, they don’t need to know what I’m doing anyway. So, if that is a fake account, then yes, I have had them. But I assure you, not only am I REALLY K’Anne Meinel as it is on my birth certificate that way, but I do have a legitimate FB account and only one under my REAL name. I even outlined my REAL name in a blog post a few years ago here.
I hope that people enjoy my books, enjoy my efforts on their behalf to promote their books (contractually or because I like other authors), and follow along. I’m funny as hell so why the heck not? lol