Kristine Kathryn Rusch is writing a series of posts on Social Media and how to use them. With so much advice on the subject, she wrote this week a great tip that somehow resonated with me: just have fun! Participating in social media is truly not required. Remember Scott William Carter’s WIBBOW test. Would you rather be writing? Then write.

In her article, she mentions a series of interviews she conducted with a number of people who were using social media very well. Neil Gaiman says it best:

“I’m not sure if any [of what I do online] is networking. I mean, if it is, I never did it to Network. I did it because it was fun, and because writing can be a very lonely profession. It’s fun to have people to talk to, fun to have people who talk to you, and great to have people who will answer your questions (even if they’re wrong). I also feel that it levels the playing field, which I like.”

Read the rest of Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s Social Media Guide (part 2), and be sure to read part 1 as well!

(NB: thanks to the Passive Guy for the link!)