How many years have you been wandering around the internet?
How many websites have you joined?
How many have you forgot you joined and haven’t gone near in months or years?
If you are like me the idea was to somehow use some of these places to compliment your blogging, but for various reasons things never panned out.
The purpose of this blog is to explore social media as a pet blogger looking to use some of what’s out there to help build a platform, but there is no rule that says you have to join everything out there, or stay a member if a site turns out not to be what you hoped.
(This post originally written on 5/6/13 - See introduction)
I’ve been doing some reading that is making me re-think how best to engage through social media.
I realize there is only so much time in a given day and if I spend too much of it on too many social media sites, when will I have time to write?
Choices have to be made, accounts dropped, so you can learn to better use those you stay on to the best of your ability.
If you are like me then you have all your accounts on index cards, or maybe in a notebook, or word file.
Spend some times weeding out what you no longer use or care about and move on from there.
I have 23 index cards, for sites going back a decade, that I have no longer any need for. Yeah, I know, surprised me, too.
Over at Social Media Today, there is an article you may want to read as food for thought:
Is It Time for a Social Media Spring Clean? by Adrian Snood