TGIF: Social Networking.
This week Ginger at GReads has asked:
Social Networking: Do you use Twitter or Facebook to promote your blog? How has it benefited your book blogging experience? If not, how do you promote your blog?
I loooooooove Twitter. I tweet a lot. About a lot of stuff. But I do promote my blog and my other writings on Twitter fairly aggressively. For me that means the day a post goes up, I’ll tweet about it two or three times in that day. I try to be a little creative about the way I promote it, so that at least the annoying CHECK OUT MY BLOG POST tweets are amusing and not all CHECK OUT MY BLOG POST.
Facebook, on the other hand, I do not have the love for. There’s a plethora of reasons as to why, and I won’t waste your time with them here, because that would make this a VERY LONG blog post. But I do put my blog link in my profile and leave it at that. If the Faceb peeps wanna come and browse, wonderful. If not, they’re not my audience anyway.
Anyway, Twitter is my jam. It has allowed me to connect with other bloggers who have similar interests as I do and to actually cultivate what I feel to be friendships with them. I’ve met up with a few of them at a couple at events in the city or big convention-like events and have had a really wonderful time meeting them IRL.
And, not to wax poetic, but I’m a fairly guarded, awkward person IRL, so I feel like Twitter has really helped in the “getting to know you” portion of deciding whether or not I think I’ll be friends with someone. The people I can have fun conversations with on Twitter are basically people I know I could have a blast with.
So, in sum, YAY SOCIAL NETWORKING.
If you’re not a Twitter fiend like I am, I highly recommend you become one.And if you would like to follow me on Twitter, you can click here.