Last August Amanda Socci, my friend and creative writing "drill sergeant" had profiled me and posed 9 questions to me for each of my five blogs (3 of which are retired), as part of her 10 month "I know I Can" training series for Nina Amir's Write Nonfiction Now and Write Nonfiction in November efforts.
I am now answering those questions at last (Series introduction).
Social Media for Critter Bloggers: A 365 Day Project
(1) Social media is a great topic to explore. Have you enjoyed this forum?
Yes, I have, to the extent that I have time to engage those social media I belong to and been able to learn how to use them.
Not sure I’ve used them successfully, as a way to increase my audience, have my work shared by others, and bring me new opportunities.
I still have a lot to learn.
(2) Have you been able to teach people social media tips?
I know that, over the years, people have told me how what I do has helped them in various ways. Some bike bloggers were even inspired to become so by my early work and I’ve given people advice a few times, that must have worked since they are still online.
As for how much the posts on this blog informed and educated I have little clue. The audience was miniscule. Not even sure how many people knew I had stopped posting last May.
(3) It appears as if you have discontinued this blog. Do you have plans to resurrect it?
At this point I have no plans to resurrect it.
This has been the first time I’ve returned to look at it in months.
(4) You note many interesting observations about social media tools. Do you really use all the tools you wrote about? Which is your favorite social media tool?
Many of the posts were about sites I had yet to seriously use and am unsure I wanted to.
I like Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest and want to actually, finally, add more to my Pinterest on a regular basis. I have a feeling sharing my photos there might help bring attention to my writing. I also think the Blog Paws website and Community are great resources for pet bloggers and want to become more engaged in that community.
(5) Have peoples’ comments inspired you to write blog posts about social media?
You inspired me to tackle THIS project and I am proud of the material I produced. Over the years I’ve been inspired by comments, emails and the writing of others to, a few times, write about social media.