Friday, March 16, 2012

TGIF - Reflections on Social Networking

This week's TGIF reflecftion for GREADS is...

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?

Yes! I use social networking to let people know about giveaways and selective posts I'm doing on my blog. I prefer Twitter to Facebook which is getting way to complicated with the whole timeline thing and all.  That said, I try to use both.

I am an enthusiastic retweeter in support of books and authors I enjoy so I think that, as a book fan, I'm more active on Twitter @swkehoe.  I do maintain a book page on Facebook, as well as my author tour page and my regular-person-page but I should probably work harder to optimize these beyond posting tour dates and contests.

While I think I'm a reasonably engaged social media participant (in addition to Twitter and Facebook, I use Tumblr and Goodreads--check out my giveaway), I don't believe my activities significantly impact my book sales, nor can I get masses of folks to turn out for my live events.  That said, I don't regret the time I spend online. The greatest outcome social networking has provided me as an author and book fan is to find a great, like-minded community.  And I think that's pretty wonderful.

1 comment:

Laura S. said...

You have a terrific attitude about social networking, Stasia!