… said no one ever!
When I first began blogging I thought it would be a challenge.
Today there’s for and against this ‘old form’ of being on social media! According to some, blogging is ‘dead’! Woo! I hear you say! It is NOT!
Yet there’s much more than blogging when establishing a presence on the web today.
I’ve been busy learning more about some of my favourite platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest in a Mastermind class.
We meet three times a term and the amazing Amanda Kendle takes us through the ins and outs of the various social media platforms. Whatever we ask for, Amanda shows us!
It’s pretty amazing really.
Social Media Pluses
I’ve learnt so much more about Facebook. For example, how to increase viewer engagement by posting regularly, that is, once a day. It actually works! Of course, a picture really helps.
Which leads me onto an unseen advantage of social media. I enjoy photography, so having somewhere to post my own pictures is awesome.
While I’ll forever simply take photos for fun – of family, of flowers, of – well whatever I fancy – I know I can share my own images. Who knows, one day I may find my own photos on one of those freebies sites!
I’ve found that Pinterest is fun!
Because I’m a visual thinker, Pinterest really appeals to me. Okay, I’m still getting the hang of making my own images the right size to grab traffic to my website. I know Canva is fantabulous site for image resizing. I’ve had a go, and I’m still learning.
I love exploring tips and tricks about my areas of interest and sharing them with others. It’s simply fun. Some of my boards are about –
- Social Media and Blogging
- Book Nooks
- Sewing (all sorts)
Another ‘picture-perfect’ platform! Once again, I enjoy sharing my pictures. This time, the images are more easily uploaded – less fiddling around is needed. And a quick video – up to a minute – can be added. I love this option and hope to find a reason to use it soon!
That’s just three out of the many platforms available. One thing I do know, it is not possible to spend enough time on every one of the many platforms and be truly effective. The catch cry – to be effective you need to be selective, is true.
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