Are you social?
Do you as an author want to meet people?
Or do you prefer to just write?
Unfortunately, as an author, you have to get out and let the world know not only about your book but about you as an author.
For this reason, a new author needed to get their name out into cyber world.
The list is a little daunting when you first look at all the sites there are to join.
I could go on and on, but I guess what I'm trying to say here is that a new author doesn't have to join them all at once.
Join one, and get to know what they enjoy about the site then join the next one.
Also, some of the sites above allow you to feed your blog into your page. This make it look like you are on the site maybe more than you are.
Here are mine,
Home - www.tinagayle.net
Blog - www.tinagayle.blogspot.com
Twitter - https://twitter.com/#!/AuthorTinaGayle
Goodread - http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1641826.Tina_Gayle
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Author-Tina-Gayle/214633841921560?ref=hl
Google + - https://plus.google.com
Linkin - http://www.linkedin.com/pub/tina-gayle/11/689/759
Feel free to follow or befriend me and let me know so I can do the same for you.
Enjoy the journey and get to know some people along the way,