…the Compleat Idiot’s guide to Sosyal Medya…from a compleat idiot…

The Merseyside guru of all things Strawberry-Fielded and of All-Day-Sleep-ins-With-Ladies-Of-Japanese -Names, mister J.Lennon, once invoked us all to Imagine There’s No People…allegedly that was ‘easy if you try’..Nowadays, it seems even more straight forward to imagine, given the propensity to become immersed in Sosyal Medya and the Web Universe to the total exclusion of any contact whatsoever with other members of the human species…learning to use the Sosyal Medya to best effect is somewhat akin to getting rid of all the crocodiles, where ‘all you have to do’ is boil the ocean…easy concept really, but impossible to apply…I once read some advice from a golfer far better than I, which would be almost any golfer truth be known, not to try to play at the level of the best professionals, but to play to my own body shape and strengths…how does that apply to Sosyal Medya? I hear you complain about my diversion there, …simply this…there are so many elements that make up the world of electronic linkage nowadays, that trying to hunt down all of them simultaneously is the fastest route to lunacy and abject madness… like golf, there’s usually more than one obstacle to overcome in getting from start to finish…so play to your strengths…if you have a Twitter Twibe following that likes humour, then giggle up your message that way…if your Facebook Friends rejoice in photomontages, get the visuals flying, if your Goodreads Groupies gorge on in-depth descriptive passages, lyricize at will, and if your Blogging Buddies can banter with the best o’ them…indulge the Blarney…understanding that getting your messages across to different audiences requires made to measure detail is vital…being the Compleat Idiot that I am, it’s taken me more than a year thus far to fathom some of this stuff, but the dim light is flickering a little clearer as the months roll on…I even expect to see a real person soon one of these days…meantime, my own message de jour is simple..my early novel THE VIOLIN MAN’S LEGACY is on FREE KINDLE PROMO this week, August 15th -19th... (yes, I did say ‘FREE’ and I’m a Scotsman—blue moon in the sky?) …I’ll scuttle back to my ward now, meantime the links are here :

Amazon.co.uk link


Amazon.com link



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13 responses to “…the Compleat Idiot’s guide to Sosyal Medya…from a compleat idiot…

  1. Too true, Seumas….it’s said an accomplished conversationalist talks on the level of the folks with which he’s conversing. So too, does the experienced blogger/tweeter/facebooker/freakinwhoknowswhatnexter. Put it on their level and fire at will…


  2. Obviously you’re NOT a complete idiot. Fair play to you at figuring out the habits of some of these confusing (and sometimes quite frightening) social media tribes. I am still at the EH? point of my journey into the deep, dark, unexplored reaches of it all and much of what I once loved (I will return to you fair Goodreads…soon as the first draft of book 5 is done, I promise!) has fallen by the way-side a little as I try to figure out exactly how this whole time management carry-on should be implemented. I fear I may not have enough brain cells left to entirely understand it all but checking in on your blog will keep me right! Good man, Seumas. Continued success to you. 🙂


  3. Yup. It’s a mesmerizing morass (like that don’t ya?). This noob is still trying to figure out “what to leave in… what to leave out”. FREE from a Scotsman! I know how much that hurts. 😛


  4. You did say you were of scottish lineage, right ?


  5. I’m a McKenzie by marriage, but once you’ve married a Scot you inherit a tendency toward frugality. I admire how you’ve overcome this natural bent and given your book away.


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