Tell Me Something Tuesday
|August 14, 2012||Posted by Cambria under Tell me something Tuesday|
Welcome to my weekly meme Tell Me Something Tuesday where I ask you something and you tell me the answer!! It’s as simple as that and I thought it would be a great way for all of us bloggers to get to know one another! So this is how it works: I post a question here on my blog and then i give my answer. I invite all the bloggers to take the question and post it on their blog with their answer and we can hop around and see what everyone says! If you are a blogger don’t forget to leave your link at the bottom of this post! If you aren’t a blogger – that’s okay too!! Leave your answer in the comments section!
Tell Me Something:
Do you like social media? Why or why not? What is your favorite social media to use (FB, twitter, GR, etc.)?
I never really gave much thought to social media before I started writing seriously. I had just written my first novel and was in the middle of the second and I was querying agents like crazy and it occurred to me that starting to build at least some kind of recognition in social media would be beneficial if and when I ever did get published. Up until that point I had completely avoided Facebook and all social media. But I decided it was time to get with the times and stop being a dinosaur… lol.
So I signed up for Facebook. I actually liked it. I then signed up for Goodreads. For a while I stuck to those two sites and then began to branch out a bit to Library thing and Google+ and Twitter. But it is so time consuming to manage and it seemed to take over everything and I kind of felt like the same stuff was being posted on the same site, lol.
I still have all those accounts and profiles set up, but now I mostly just use FB, GR and Twitter. Of course I use this blog as well.
So since signing up and using it all what do I think of it now? Well, overall I like it, I think it’s a good marketing tool for me to use for my books and I like that one post can get out information to a lot of people at once. But like I said before, it’s very time consuming and sometimes it seems that people use it for drama and negativity (I try to steer clear of all that).
I hear about all the author and reviewer wars on GR and also the plagiarism scandals, etc and I have backed away from GR a good bit. I still check my messages and post my books and things but I am not there as much as I used to be. I moderate a group there as well, but I’ve been neglecting that too because I was starting to get some negativity in my own group that I wanted no part of.
My favorite social media would be Facebook. I love talking and interacting with my fans and my friends. I love sharing posts and seeing what other people are up too. Maybe it’s my inner snoop – you know wanting to know what other people are doing instead of worrying about myself. LOL.
But I always try to keep it positive.
I would have to say my least favorite social media is… (*cringes*) Twitter. LOL. I still don’t really get it. I feel spammy when I tweet my book links and I never know what else to tweet about in such short sentences, lol. Mostly I get on there and retweet what others post and try to spread the word for other authors. And I still tweet my book links. (not obsessively).
I wish I had more hours in the day because I would do more but there is only so much a gal can do in one day so I do what I can.
I am interested to see where you all like to spend your time and what social media you enjoy!
Before you go grab next week’s question:
Were you bullied in school? How do you think bullying has changed over the years – do you think it’s worse now than it was a few years ago?