Wednesday, 16 September 2015
Paperback's Pondering's: Social Media and Blogging
Paperback's Pondering's is a weekly discussion when I take a topic and well, ponder about it! This week's topic is all about the social media aspects in blogging.
Having social media accounts is a big part of blogging. It allows you to connect with people outside of the comments section, and it helps you to get a bit more personal with fellow bloggers. I've had a personal Twitter account of year's, but I really wanted to set aside another account which I could dedicate just for my "blogging life". While I am not active on it daily, it was one of the best decisions I made :)
The positives of having social media is that it can really help you to form better friendships with fellow bloggers. I feel as if I can be more personal on there, and I really enjoy reading other people's posts about things that I can relate too. That being said, I do find it extremely hard to keep up with it.
So far, I run three Twitter accounts: my personal, my blog, and a one direction fan account. I find it so hard to be active daily on all three, and I feel like I'm missing out if I don't read my timeline on all free. This may seem like such a silly and first world problem, but it is a struggle to find time to communicate with everyone.
Another social media account that I have that I find more time for, is Goodreads. That it because it is so quick to update your status right after you're done reading. I love that people can recommend books to me, and I love researching a book before I start. It also kind of serves as an online bookmark because I can check where I left off based on my status. It is a bookworm's best tool.
I guess what I'm trying to get from this post is that having social media for your blog is both a blessing and a curse. While it is amazing for communication, to get to know people, and even if you just need cheering up, time management is the problem! I find myself stuck on which account to catch up on first, and sometimes I end up not even visiting some sights at all!
I treat social media to be as important as blogging, so it is important to me that I update it. I really love to see what everyone is up to, and hopefully I will be able to find the time.
Do you have any favourite social media sites? And how do you manage the time?
Emily @ Paperback Princess