I mentioned the other day, that I met with some writer friends.
We talked about what a new author needed to do 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.
Enjoy the journey and get to know some people along the way,