Yes, I Finally Caved in and Joined

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First it was Facebook. I swore I’d never use it. I even used to mock my wife for using it (shame on me!). But eventually I saw the benefit of it or caved under the social pressure to use it and got myself a genuine Facebook page. A little later a fan page came along. Then a page for my other self, Michael King, then a fan page for him. Now, I manage four Facebook pages.

Then it was Twitter. Again, I scoffed, I smirked. What kind of guy “tweets”? Who wants to read that I had turkey and cheese for lunch? I didn’t understand the power of the tweet. Until I caved and got an account. Actually, two accounts now, one for Mike Dellosso, one for Michael King. I was slow getting started and still don’t use it the way I should or as often as I should, but I’m getting there.

And now, it has truly happened. Again, I swore it wouldn’t. Scorned my wife when she spends time on it (but she has gotten some amazing recipes from it). Laughed, mocked, saw no benefit in it at all. Until I read an article that said it was the third largest social media site in the world behind Facebook and Twitter. Yes, you guessed it, I caved and joined Pinterest (as Michael King). Now, mind you, this all just happened last night so I don’t have much pinned but please take a moment to follow me if you are also on Pinterest. And if you have any neat little secrets for using the site I’m all ears.

So there you have it, the trifecta of social media sites. I believe that will be it for now, enough to keep up with . . . until someone comes up with “the next big thing.”

What’s your favorite social media outlet? Which one do you most benefit from? Most enjoy?


About mikedellosso

Mike Dellosso is an author of wide-eyed suspense. He writes stories that not only entertain but enlighten.

Posted on August 24, 2012, in Writing Life and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Hi Mike

    I’ve noticed in recent posts an “ad’ appearing near the bottom of the post.

    You may have planned this and if so ignore this email. So today I saw an ad fro supporting Bill Clinton in Africa. Just be careful with these ads that somethings they don’t reflect your brand principles.

    My personal view is posts should be ad-free unless running specific ad campaign with an agreed advertiser.

    I understand you can set your blog up so such posts are ad-free. I’m not sure how to do this but your web-guru should know..

    Best wishes



  2. I’ve also joined Pintrest a while ago and have done nothing with it. I haven’t had time to explore it yet but plan to someday.


  3. I love Pinterest and lots of writers are using it. For my writing, I use Pinterest to show another side of me to my readers; to collect images for my novel and for writing prompts; to boost my blog traffic, and more. Here’s a post I wrote about it for my Darla Writes blog Scroll down towards the end where I list how writers can use Pinterest. Find my boards here

    I think you are creative enough to make Pinterest work well for your writing. It’s just another tool to get your name and work out there. It’s free and fun, so take advantage of it.


  4. BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!! Another Pin-Head!!!!!!!!!
    ROTFL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I knew once you saw all my great boards you’d want in!!!!!!


  5. So glad you joined. I just joined myself so am trying to figure all of this out. I hope I have successfully added you and your super books successfully. Blessings to you as you and I both try this out! You are a favorite of mine and I want to share with the world!


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