What social media sites/tools do you frequently use? Which ones do you avoid and why?
- Twitter! I love Twitter, even though I didn’t understand what the hell it was at first. And I don’t get to go on it as much as I’d like, but dude, I’m busy. Sometimes I really don’t even think about looking at my phone for ages because I’m driving or socializing or something. OH, and I’ve been using Twitter through Tweetcaster lately. I like that I can schedule tweets (even though it’s a pain to link to stuff from my phone), and I like the colors and interface better.
- Instagram! Because apparently I feel the need to share pictures of Gabby, books, and food with people. Whatever, I <3 it. Also, lately I’ve been using Instagram to take photos of the books I read to use in my book review posts. They’re purrrrty.
- Pinterest! I mainly pin funny things… and, and bookish things, and occasionally things I want to actually try making and things I want to buy. Oh and of course I have a board for my book reviews.
I do use all three of these things for bookish and bloggish stuff, but I can use them as my own personal accounts too, and I think that’s why they’re my favorite and why I’ve stuck with them the longest*. I also use Tumblr, but rarely. I mainly use it to find GIFs and occasionally I reblog something.
I avoid Goodreads now – I used to love it and was on it all the time. Then work blocked it, and then by the time they came out with a phone app it seemed to have changed… too many people, too many teens, and it just got annoying. I also have a Facebook but I really want to delete it. It’s annoying and creepy. The only reason I haven’t yet is because I have family out of state and it kind of keeps me clued in on what’s happening in their lives, you know?
So, do you think there are any social media apps or tools I should be using to promote my blog? What your favorite? Or do you shun them all? Is that even possible? Let’s talk, people!
*Also, if you want to follow me on any of those things just search SarahSaysRead, or check for a button to the right. I try to keep the same name on everything so I can connect with my blog readers easier!