Happy Saturday and lately something was keeping my mind busy and I wanted to talk to you about.
Social Networking, what do we really need to do and when is it too much?
The Big Ones
I’m pretty sure all of us are using Twitter, right? And I love Twitter, all my posts are automatically posted on twitter so everyone who follows me or the Bookworms gets all updates. I also think Twitter is important for the blog. I often click on links on twitter when something catches my eye. So yep, I’d say twitter is not only a keeper but also important.
For me, right after twitter comes goodreads. I’m not sure if it counts as a social networking site – but maybe for Book Bloggers it should count. I LOVE hanging out there and sharing my thoughts on books. And lately I started adding the link to the post where I reviewed the book here at the Bookworms, so it does count as networking, don’t you think?
The next important site is Facebook – and I wish I could get more into it. When I have a chance between hanging out on twitter or Facebook, I choose Twitter. But I love the look of it and I think it’s an important network site for everyone.The Bewitched Bookworms have a page site there, which you can like and also here I post all my updates regularly.
Google Plus – well since the disappearance of GFC from all non-blogger blogs google keeps saying we should use Google plus. I cannot agree with this since there is still no way to automatically update there. But , I like it and I hang out there once a day and look for updates. Similar to Facebook, but not as popular and definitely lacking the automatic posting feature.
The Smaller Ones
Tumblr, I love tumblr and Instagram so I put them together here. With my iPhone I take pictures and post them on Instagram and from there it’s posted on Tumblr. I also post my posts on my Tumblr site – but not just Book related things. There, I also post pictures from myself and my vacations. I really like both!
Now, we are coming to the smaller networking sites and this is where it gets confusing for me.
Klout – I still have to figure it out completely but it gives you a good measure about how you broadcast yourself and your blog. But those K+ you can give to others, is it something I need to do? Is it important? I heard that the Klout Score important to publishers as I heard someone saying?
The next site I discovered and there, I’m at a total loss: Triberr What do I do there???? I have no clue, no idea. A few weeks ago I got an email from blogger via Kismet who told me that she would be on triberr thus saying she had an incredible reach on twitter. Hu? Does anyone uses this site? And more importantly, why should I?
Then, there is Pinterest. Everyone seems to add this to their networking Buttons, everyone seems to love it. I still have no idea what it does, why it’s so much fun and.. Maybe if I figured it out, I might end up liking it, but right now? I just don’t get it..
Then, I’d love to talk about something I do not understand at all: Linky Followers! Super popular by non-blogger blogs to show Follower counts. But that is exactly what it does, it only shows followers, not real readers because Linky Followers is not a reader like the GoogleReader with RSS feed subscriptions. I had it up on the blog for a few days but then I realized it just takes a place in my sidebar and I want to have content on the sidebar and not the n-th “follow me” widget. So, do you use it and if so why do you use it?? Maybe I’m mistaken but it adds no value to the readers?
My point here..
(…and, I have one!) I admit, I’m open for new ways to market my blog and to find new people, so if you have some interesting sites to check out, I’d love to know! But sometimes I feel overwhelmed in this enormous cloud full of networking possibilities. And maybe instead of running to figure each of these sites out, I should rather spend more time reading and more time on my blog ….
So guys let me know, which sites do you think are important apart from twitter and facebook?
Do you try out new things?
Did you found any interesting site?
Any comments on the ones I mentioned?
Let’s hear it and Let’s discuss!