I’ve been thinking a lot recently about my social media presence, and how to expand it. As a blogger and published author it pays to be active on social media. It’s all very well and good writing a book, but it would be nice to actually sell the thing too!
My biggest problem is not having much time on my hands, which means choosing my channels wisely and being as efficient as I can with the time I do get to socialise.
You won’t find me on Facebook
About six months ago I toyed with the idea of setting up a Facebook page, but closed it after a week because it dawned on me how much hard work it would be to maintain it. Also they don’t show your posts to all your likers, which is plain annoying. If I’m being completely honest, Facebook just doesn’t do it for me anymore. Although I may live to regret my decision, I think I’ll be bucking the trend by not having a page for the foreseeable future.
EDITED 2018: you can now find me here.
I really enjoy Twitter and have done ever since I started Mummy Tries almost two years ago. I like the fact that it’s so fast paced, and I can flit in and out of various conversations. I’ve managed to completely avoid the much discussed bitchiness, and only have good things to say about it.
I’m an Instagram newbie and am absolutely loving it. I find it refreshing to just scroll through pretty filtered pictures, and see teeny snippets of everyone else’s life without getting suckered in. It’s definitely my favourite at the mo.
Today I took the plunge again and went over to the dark side. I always said I’d stay as far away from Pinterest as I possibly could because so many people have complained that it’s too addictive. Only time will tell I guess.
I have to admit I’m a little frightened by this one, but also super excited at the same time. Lots of my healthy living life hacks could be much easier conveyed on video than trying to explain them in a blog post. Watch this space is all I’m saying, because I am positively brimming with ideas. Keep your eyes peeled for my whole egg mayonnaise, and four ingredient mouthwash.
I’m also on Google Plus, but am even more clueless about it than Pinterest!