MySpace: yea or nay?

I’ve been wondering if it’s worth my while to set up a MySpace profile. I know a bunch of other authors who have them, but is anybody really going to find me there who wouldn’t be able to find me at Or inside LJ?

Please to offer pro or con opinions, y’all. Thanks!

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  • kiplet
    January 6, 2006 at 6:16 am


  • capn_jil
    January 6, 2006 at 6:20 am


    MySpace = alternating creepy and worthless

  • le_film
    January 6, 2006 at 6:44 am

    I wholeheartedly agree, with the latter part anyways.

  • ribinder
    January 6, 2006 at 6:53 am

    I have one, for the kids. The kids use myspace. and we write for the kids.

  • sarazarr
    January 6, 2006 at 7:09 am

    If one blog is good, four is better. I always say.

  • pnsm
    January 6, 2006 at 7:12 am

    and you would need this because… why, exactly?

  • alisgray
    January 6, 2006 at 8:02 am

    I barely use my myspace account for anything but previewing music from bands that have accounts there, yet dear friends from years ago who never found me on LJ found me there. I’d say put something up, even if it’s just a pointer to somewhere else.

  • cursedtruth
    January 6, 2006 at 12:59 pm

    I agree with alisgray, I’d set one up just to point those who may find it to other places where you are actually updating. :)

  • thinkofaname
    January 6, 2006 at 7:14 pm

    Yes, for some reason a lot of people find me on myspace and its much harder to find people on LJ. of course, if people have read your book.. then they saw your website, as i did, in the back, but it might be a good idea.

  • nevikmoore
    January 7, 2006 at 2:30 am

    If you could find a way to post to MySpace via LJ, or post to both at once, then you could kill two promotional outlets to a YA audience with one stone.

    But having your own URL is probably still the best way for your readership to find you.

  • nevikmoore
    January 7, 2006 at 2:32 am

    YourSpace or Mine, big boy? ;-)