I’m having this on-going struggle with social media, and how it relates to me. I left Facebook at the beginning of the year, and now, am seriously thinking of deleting my Twitter account. I understand from a marketing POV, it can be invaluable across all platforms. But for personal use, and in keeping connected with people (as individuals) does it really work? I’m not so sure.
I just recently returned back to blogging as my means of making social connections with other like-minded people, and indulging in talking about the things that I love and or that matters to me. Blog posts offer the opportunity to be more in-depth, to talk at length, and to cover topics and subjects 140 to 280 characters simply cannot do justice too.
I suppose what it comes down to is there are those who blog, and blog successfully in their given niche, which, for most of us, appears to be all things related to and about books. And then, there are those who have found their ‘voices’ on one or more of the Social Media platforms. Of which, I am not one.
What I am, is thankful for the connections I’ve made in such a short span of time. And grateful of the time you all take to not only write your own posts, but the time and effort you make in visiting others—myself included—and in leaving thoughtful and intelligent comments, almost to the point of having conversations.
I know these conversations are a highlight of my day, so thank you! And for you, what aspects of Social Media do you find helpful, if any?