I’m a writer, should I be on social media?

If you’re a writer, should you be using social media?

This is a question that’s come from a few people. It was asked on my Facebook, my students ask all the time, and it’s a hot topic of conversation in my writing circles. Career-wise, I was a marketer long before I was any sort of a writer, and so I do think social media is an important and useful tool for writers. But I also think there’s some really compelling arguments both for and against signing up to every single platform.