You’re not alone.
Social media can be a scary place.
Trolls, aggression, anger. People trying to make themselves feel bigger and better by putting other people down. The worst of human nature is on display here.
But so is the best.
Done right, social media helps you build a community of like-minded people, a network and friends. Yes, genuine friends. You might not believe that now but it’s true.
You simply have to go about it the right way. Find people who share genuine interests with you and speak to them. Engage with them, comment on their posts.
Don’t just publish your own stuff and expect everyone to find it – even if it’s great content, it doesn’t work like that.
Think about it, do real life relationships work that way?
Then why would online ones?
Note: image is from Matt Haig’s book ‘Notes on a Nervous Planet’.
About The Author
Nigel’s debut novel Beat The Rain was a semi-finalist for Best Debut Author in the Goodreads Choice Awards 2016. His second novel The Pursuit of Ordinary was a finalist in the People’s Book Prize for Fiction 2019. It was also one of the 8-12 titles ‘called in’ for the Man Booker Prize, a first for his publisher. It was also long-listed for The Guardian’s Not The Booker Prize. His third novel will be released in September 2022 and is now available for pre-order. Nigel brings his own experience of the trials of getting published, building an author profile and marketing his own novels to AuthorSpark. As well as co-founding AuthorSpark, Nigel co-founded digital marketing agency and employee advocacy platform We Are Togethr alongside Andrew, alongside online content sister company Togethr Lab. Prior to that he was a newspaper subeditor and a writer and editor for Channel 4 Interactive.