I have tried, really I have. I understand that thousands, no, millions of people do it. But I just don’t get it. Am I too dense to see it? Am I stuck in the middle of the forest, not be able to see the trees?
Facebook, My space, Twitter, Stumblupon, Pintrest, and on and on……….. Its endless!
Does a person have to be a part of them all?
Let’s look at my situation for example.
I have this blog. I got lucky and got a lot of exposure early.
As a result I have over a hundred followers at this time. Each follower gets an email every time I put up a new post. I presume that when they get time they will stop in a read it.
At the bottom of each post are these “Follow me on” buttons. It seems to be important to offer these on my blog. And I presume that some people use them. If they do I do not get any notices as far as I know.
I created a twitter account. I set up a Facebook account but I have not bothered with it. I know that every time I post something, my Twitter sends out a tweet to those followers. And if the Facebook were active a notice would also go up on that page. AND I presume similar things would go up on many of the other similar sites.
Here is my point.
If you follow me on Twitter, and Facebook and via email, you will get a TWEET, a Facebook blurb, and an email.
So once you get the tweet, do you go to my Facebook page to read a snippet of the post, then check your email to read another longer snippet, and THEN come to my site and read the whole article?
Or do you just go right to my site and read the article? I mean really, Who has time for all that?
I figure if you like what I write, you will check in here from time to time and catch up. Make sense to me.
Can someone tell me what I am missing? The word press promote your self hints say to link to your Facebook, Twitter, yada yada, site, But if you only have 6 Twitter follower, and 100 direct WordPress followers, isn’t my “Advertising Dollar” waisted on the social network sites?
For reasons that take too long to explain here, I will admit that I do have a personal Facebook account. I recently updated it because I need it to be able to admin a Facebook page for a club that I have recently become the webmaster of. So I figured, ok, let me try all this stuff to get a better understanding of what it is and how to use it.
I went hunting for “friends”. I found a bunch of people I know, I sent requests and every one accepted. (whew, didn’t know if they really liked me- lol)
So now that I have had it up for only a few weeks, My wall is getting lots of updates from al of my new-found Facebook “Friends”. It seems that a lot of my new “friends” feel it necessary to blather on about their particular political points of view. Do you want to know something? I don’t really care! I have cable. I read the news. I have my convictions and points of view. I am not likely to be convinced to think Your way, and I realize that you will most likely not do a 180 and start to think my way.
Yes till people keep up these silly ass rants about how their side is the smarter side. And it is so sad. It’s like a bunch of little kids arguing.
“Your Mommy makes stinky cookies”
“well at least my mommy can cook. Your mommy can’t boil water”.
Sheesh people get a book. find a hobby. Get a life.
It is precisely why THIS blog will NOT entertain political writings or discussions. Period.
That is not the purpose of this blog. As detailed in my ‘Comment Policy’ tab above, if any comments even begin to go there, or to slam another person who has left a comment, I will delete that kind of comment in a heartbeat.
Ahem. Harrumph.Wow I have seriously digressed.
If there is something that I am missing about these social networking sites, and how being connected to them for this blog has any real benefit, Please leave a comment below, or even send me an email directly via the tab above. I do appreciate your input.
And if you read this , but don’t click the like button, THANK YOU FOR READING IT JUST THE SAME.
‘Nuff Said needs to know more….