What is your favorite social media and why? (submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews)
I am on Twitter, Facebook and I blog. I have given Instagram a go but I find it a tad clunky with Windows and do not have a iPad. I must admit I’m a bit behind about new social media sites and maybe I’ll learn something from the participants of this Book Blogger Hop.
Why I like Blogging?
I love the way it challenges me to write regularly; learning all the time to be selective of my words, to edit on the hop and to choose themes which I think might resonate. I enjoy posts where I get a response but for me this may be an email, a tweet or even a comment on Facebook. It does not have to be in the comments box because I find it often puts people off who do not have a WordPress site themselves. I sometimes get emails months or years later, if I have used my tags and categories correctly. Now, that’s a real pleasure. I also make links and ‘friends’ with the WordPress community who are mutually supportive.
Why I like Twitter?
Twitter is more intransigent; here one minute and gone the next. I love the banter and the real conversations. The photos and wildlife are fab and make me smile; as do the jokes, sometimes! There are real connections to be made; groups of extremely supportive authors who give you encouragement and support in your journey. The spam does annoy me sometimes; the white noise of constant book ads, but then how else do we writers get out books seen by new readers. I try to keep mine to a minimum. When other authors support you, there is nothing like the reassurance that your book has been recommended and endorsed by others and I do try to read books that I RT if I can.
Author Diana Jackson @Riduna on Twitter
Why I like Facebook?
I like keeping in touch with friends, colleagues and family on Facebook most of all. They can be my readers too, but not always. As an author I like the way you can announce an event, both real and on line and that you can invite people to join you. I feel less comfortable when writing posts solely to promote my books on my own page, of which I have three; a private and personal page (where I extremely rarely mention my writing);
a page Diana Jackson Author
and an author page which is more geared to businesses I feel. I’m not sure if I really need both. What do you think?
Which social media platform do I like the best as an author?
Going back to the original question, all in all I probably enjoy blogging most, although I go on Twitter most frequently. It is the best platform to relax and enjoy. I am on Linkedin too, but am not very good at using it all that often.
Thanks to Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews for the question.
If you’d like to know more about Book Blogger Hop you can follow this link.
Which platform do you prefer?
Are you Receiving Me? – Do you need to worry about generating comments?
Of course I enjoy people taking the trouble to comment on my blog but, just because there are none left on the actual blog post each time, I am still cheered by the way people respond in other ways and other factors:
So am I right not to get worried about getting comments actually on my blog?
Should I do something about the fact that the ratio of comments left per post is only 1 in 3?
I don’t really think so because as long as there are people out there enjoying what I write and I still gain pleasure in writing posts then it continues to be a positive channel to release my thoughts and hone my skills as a writer.
What do you think?
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