Most freelancers are quite active with social media/social networking, me included.
My Social Networking/Blogging Story
I got online in 1994 with an AOL account and started using e-mail to connect with editors at my book publisher, at the magazines and newspapers who hired me for freelance writing projects, and at various college textbook publishing companies. By 1997 I was active in AOL forums, primarily the ones focused on astronomy.
I began blogging in 2008 for my first WordPress site, Northern California Hiking Trails. In 2009 I started the Writing College Textbook Supplements blog to promote my new ebook about freelance writing for college textbook publishers, and I launched ProductiveWriters.com in September of 2010.
I also joined Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn in 2010. (Follow me on Twitter.)
Where Do You First Enter This History?
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