Deleting Facebook and Moving to MeWe

For reasons I don’t want to get into on this blog, I’m deleting my Facebook account. Fortunately, I was able to find a viable writing group on MeWe and can spend my efforts over there.

MeWe will be where I do my social media thing now for my book stuff. Here’s my timeline. https://mewe.com/i/ruthnordin

If you ask to friend me, I will only accept the friend request if I recognize you. Too many single/divorced/widowed men are over there, and I seriously doubt they really want to read romance novels. Also, if you don’t have a profile pic and some posts so I know you’re legit, it’s impossible for me to know if I can trust you. I need at least a message or comment in this blog post to know you’re safe to friend. Too many bad players are out there.

If you’re following this blog, you will still receive updates on when I have new books out, so you don’t have to join MeWe to know with what I’m doing. I’m also keeping my monthly newsletter blog.

MeWe is pretty much for anyone who isn’t a huge fan of reading blog posts but still wants to keep in contact with me.

About Ruth Ann Nordin

Ruth Ann Nordin mainly writes historical western romances and Regencies. From time to time, she branches out to contemporaries romances and other genres (such as science fiction thrillers). For more information, please go to www.ruthannnordin.com or check out https://ruthannnordinauthorblog.wordpress.com.
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11 Responses to Deleting Facebook and Moving to MeWe

  1. Irish Mary says:

    For the New Year (and I’ve already initiated this) I am off of social media except for the Next Door app. I’ve been off Facebook for quite some time. Facebook is not your friend. And, by association, neither is Instagram, though that was very much harder to leave. Yes, I left my 3,000 followers on Twitter, also. It was getting to be such a downer. So many lives were touched by tragedy this year, and It was a depressing thing. And I was having my share of the widower/ divorced /single men thing there, when in my bio, I said “I’m Not Looking, No Creepy DMs, You Will Be Blocked.” Some guys think their “Well, Hello There” is somehow more special than the 100 other dip wads that do that. I am by no means a stud magnet, so they’re up to something that’s lucrative, there are so many doing it.
    So, I will find you wherever you are, and hopefully, you’ll still be Here with trivia and backstories on your many great books!

    • I hear you on these things becoming a downer. I ran an experiment where I didn’t pay attention to the social media stuff, and I felt so much better. I believe in being aware of what’s happening, but sometimes the negativity gets to be too much. I find the more I limit what I pay attention to, the easier it is to write.

      What is it with these creepy men on social media? I drives me crazy! It’s sad to think that some women are falling for this stuff.

      You know, what you said about “I’m Not Looking, No Creepy DMs, You Will Be Blocked” reminds me of my days at MySpace (before Facebook was a thing). I specifically wrote, “I hate rap music. I love all other music. Do not send me you rap music.” And the other people who ever contacted me were musicians who did rap. I laugh about it now, but it was so annoying back then. And yes, what makes any of those guys think we are remotely interested in a lame greeting?

  2. I was wondering why you didn’t see my post about Wonder Woman 1984. Also, I still have your email address, so can I still email you if I want to?

  3. Cindy says:

    I look forward to getting updates on upcoming books. Hope all goes well for you.

    • Thanks, Cindy! Spending less time on social media will mean more time to write, so my new goal is to limit it to 20 minutes a day. This blog, however, is where I ramble, so I can still spend as much time as I want to over here. I find that the rambling helps me figure out what to do when I’m stuck in a story. 😀

  4. I am sorry to see you are leaving Facebook. I hope my posts did not depress you, but I put them out there so people know what’s going on with everything. It’s been a rough time. I keep praying but hope is not bright right now. Keep in touch. I’ll write you an e-mail once I get through the holidays. I’m wondering about some past writing items. I have not written during this period and want to regain the writing once I get through the rest of the holidays. God bless.

    • No, it had nothing to do with your posts. Essentially, it had to do with censorship and privacy issues. I keep updated on what’s happening on Parler and a couple of MeWe groups. I don’t really spend a lot of time listening to the news because I’ve found it destroys my creativity. I almost walked away from writing altogether because of the stress going on in the country. I had to step back and only take it in small doses.

      Good luck on figuring out what you want to do with your past writings. If you decide to unpublish them, I think that would be fine. I’ve done that with a couple of books. I’ve also gone back and rewritten some that I liked but weren’t up to my current level. We always improve as we keep writing. 😀

      I look forward to your email, and yes, we’ll keep in touch!

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