Friday, May 23, 2014
2014: Expanding My Social Media Platform
I finally took my daughter's advice. I created my first board on Pinterest (www.Pinterest.com). This social media platform serves a personalized file for media content and the content of others.
Users save individual pins to one of their own boards using the "Pin It" button. Pinboards are organized by a central topic or theme. Users personalize their experience with Pinterest by pinning items, creating boards, and interacting with other members. The users "pin feed" displays unique, personalized results. (Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinterest )
Many writers may feel this activity is a waste of time. The exercise of creating a board and selecting my areas of interests became a springboard (I love that word) to multiple uses and ideas on how to maximized my Pinterest experience.
First, I had to stop and think what did I want to use this tool for me personally. My daughter's words rang true in my mind, "Mom, it help you organize your research." Well, I am researching self-publishing, the 1960s: a world without much technology. I need multiple boards already, not to mention the boards for my other books in various stages of development.
Secondly, Pinterest offers writers ideas and marketing strategies for their books. Not a bad find for my first run through the applications. Now, remember like all technological platforms, Pinterest is a tool. Your key motivation is to make it easier for yourself or your readers to find you.
www.Tumblr.com). This website is defined by Wikipedia as a microblogging platform and social networking website founded by David Karp and owned by Yahoo! Inc. Users post multimedia and other content to a short-form blog. Users follow other users' blogs. Users also are to make their blogs private. Much of the website's features are accessed from the "dashboard" interface. Bloggers are give multi-options to post content, media, and posts they follow. (Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tumblr ) It allows uses to link posts with Twitter and Facebook accounts. A time consuming social media maintenance plus.
Tumblr.com is easy to use. I have found an increase in my blog traffic since placing it on Tumblr.
My blog statistics have shown an increase in hits from new readers.
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