Sometimes, when I discover a new, amazing read, I look to follow an author on Twitter for news about their novels, writing tips, tours, etc.
Sometimes, after following a favorite or new author on Twitter, I regret doing so.
Just like with books, there’s a certain expectation – or image – in my mind when I think of/picture my favorite authors. And, just like with books, sometimes those expectations and images aren’t met or are ruined. And sometimes this causes conflicting emotions:
1. Oh. So THAT’S what you’re like.
2. Oh, wow. You’re kind of a jerk. …But your writing is so amazing! …Should I keep buying your books? …No. I’d be supporting a not-nice person. …Well, wait. That upcoming book looks irresistible. *pre-orders* *feels guilty*
3. I thought I would like your book. I REALLY wanted to like your book! But oh, man, I really disliked your book. But you’re so nice and charming and you help make Twitter less suck-ish.
4. You post WAY too much. You’re taking up my entire timeline. I already know you like cats.
5. You’re so cool and down-to-earth! …Look! You’re having a bad day just like any other person! …Oh, wait. No. No, you’re not. You’re whining. A lot. Every day. I don’t know what to make of this.
6. Oh… you only post advertisements for your book(s). That’s… nice… *unfollows*
Don’t worry, buddy. I feel ya.
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