Imagine my surprise, when the book was done, edited and published, to find that now I had to learn how to navigate the foreign world of digital advertising. I'm not a tekkie. I know the world of television, hand written notes, books on paper and a time when an electric typewriter was considered a modern marvel.
So to learn how to Blog, FaceBook, Twitter and navigate Goodreads was something of culture shock to me. For a while, I just surfed. Flitting around, reading, and observing. Then a tentative account here or there and before I knew it, I was trekking across cyberspace.
I knew I would need to belong to groups, share and get to know people. Hard to do when I prized privacy so much, but the first thing to go when I chose become an author, was my privacy! The reality of it finally hit me. In this day and age of digital information none of us have privacy anymore. Not when we become bits of data for habits recorded.
I made many friends during my site visits. There are still wonderful people in this world, willing to help those of us who get lost in cyberspace. You would not be reading this blog on this beautiful site if not for the talents of Lisa Logue. I would never have been able to manage putting a manuscript up on Smashwords or Create Space if not for the talents of Rick Carufel.
There have been so many others who have given me advice and direction, I would like to thank you all. Without the community I would never have survived the badlands of cyberspace.