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The Benefits of Social Networking

*This was originally posted on my alternate blog, Writing in the Modern Age.  Thursday, March 28, 2013 The Benefits of Social Networking  by Marie Lavender Okay, so we’ve all heard that to make it in the new publishing world, we have to promote, promote, promote!   Sigh.   Unfortunately, it’s true.   It is important to maintain author accounts on significant social networking sites like LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.   Did I miss any?   Probably.   I’ve heard Pinterest is up and coming, but that is not what I’m going to talk about here. LinkedIn was at one time a social networking site for mainly the business world.   Now, it still is, but tons of people use it.   If you do decide to create an account on LinkedIn, make sure you connect to as many people as possible.   As I have tons of accounts (one for each pen name…LOL), this is a hard thing to do.   For the benefit of this blog, I’ll only mention my Marie Lavender identity.   LOL.   To this day, it still gets me t