Thursday, May 16, 2013

Social Media Writing Quote of the Day


“I’m worried that in the future everyone is going to have a platform of over a million people (on their combined social media venues) but no one will have one minute to create anything to sell to any of those million prospects.  We’ve gone from all content with no publicity to all publicity with no content.”

Vince Mooney


“Without the sensible faculty no object would be given to us, and without the understanding no object would be thought. Thoughts without content are empty; intuitions without concepts, blind. Hence it is as necessary for the mind to make its concepts sensible (that is, to join to them the object in intuition), as to make its intuitions intelligible (that is, to bring them under concepts).” 

Immanuel Kant, “Critique of Pure Reason”


  1. This is a valid concern, I think! I'm already finding that trying to keep up with the promotion of my upcoming release is taking a ton of time...time I should probably invest more in editing, at this point. Got to find the right balance! I think the marketing side is important, but I definitely want the content to be what shines the brightest. *sigh* This is a crazy world we live in!


  2. Hi Amber:

    "The medium is the message."

    Marshall McLuhan

    I did not believe in the above saying when it first came out but I think it could now be coming true in a more literal sense than McLuhan intended.

    "When once books were talked about because they were good, now they become good simply because they are being talked about. In such a world, ‘goodness’ is not substainable."


    P.S. Do you bowl? There is a saying you might find of interest with regard to your need to take the extra time to edit: “Work on your spares, the strikes take care of themselves.”