On Saturday June 15th, I launched Revelation Stones at Dartmouth Book Exchange. There were many events and activities going on in Cole Harbour that day, so traffic was intense. While many places were busy, the book store wasn’t. However, that didn’t stop the book launch from being a success, particularly since I went into it with no expectations.
I met several new readers and saw several familiar faces, who stopped in specifically to say hello and buy my book. Thank you to everyone who came.
Snapd Dartmouth, a publication for the Cole Harbour, Dartmouth and Halifax area, dropped in, took a few photos and a short video. They have amazing technology in which you can hold your phone over their Snapd AR icon in the printed newspaper and download the linked video. So if you have a copy of the July issue, check out the article on the book launch. The printed article is also on their website: https://dartmouth.snapd.com.
I joined Twitter in January 2016. Anyone who follows me knows I don’t post controversial tweets. It’s about books, music, movies, my truck, mud, hiking, camping, history, writing and books. As time passed, I not only avoided posting on other topics, I avoided reading about them, too. Life is too long to fill my time with negative, irrelevant information; it twists the brain. It’s better to ignore the junk and focus on the good stuff.
I also don’t engage in sneaky, questionable behaviour, such as following hundreds of others and unfollowing when they follow back. I follow a few, share a few posts, comment here and there and go on with my day.
However, Twitter locked me out of my account on June 21st after I tweeted about the first day of summer. After three messages asking them to rethink their decision and unlock my account, they still ignored me.
Then, on July 17th, I sent a final message stating that in my exile I had become familiar with and enjoyed Instagram more than Twitter and that I probably wouldn’t be back. Within five minutes, I received a message stating my account was unlocked.
I am now back on Twitter. But it’s not the same. Instagram is a happier place. While I will still occasionally post to Twitter to promote my books, I prefer the peace of pictures and less chatter of Instagram. My account is for my pen name Diane Lynn McGyver.
What about you? Do you have a Twitter and an Instagram account? Which do you prefer?