Since I couldn’t go to BEA yet again this year, I decided to participate in this, Armchair BEA! I haven’t done it before but I’ve seen it the past few years and it looked fun.
One of today’s topics is social media. I tend to only stick to only a couple social media sites. There’s so many out there these days but it would take so long to try every single one, see how you like it, then try and keep up with all of them. Some people can probably do that, but I’d rather try and master just a few.
So the main one I use is Twitter. It’s just so easy to communicate with others on there. Probably the best way to have a conversation honestly. I can interact with other bloggers and even authors and to me that’s just amazing! Twitter chats are an example of ways so many people can come together and just share their thoughts, meet other people and of course have fun.
The second one I use is Facebook. To be honest I’m not a big fan of it, but I do have a page because I know some people prefer to follow that way. I just don’t like the layout and it seems more impersonal to me. Also I had to turn off allowing people to post to my page because I kept getting authors spamming it with their book promotions and “buy my book” links. I still get messages about them asking to post to my page almost every day, and I’m pretty sure almost all of my followers are actually authors. I know some people love using it though, but Twitter is still my favourite.
Aside from those two I don’t really use much else. I’m not sure if Goodreads counts since I mostly just track reading progress on there, but I do use that one a lot. I’ve never had Instagram or Tumblr and I probably won’t get them. Technically I do have Pinterest but I never use it for my blog anymore. Here’s my links (they’re also on the right side near the top):