Thursday, September 4, 2014

Social media is not the enemy

As you all know, I fear technology. Mostly because it has this tendency to malfunction around me. But, i have decided to get over my social media fear and try and join at least the basic platforms like Facebook and Twitter.

Why? Well, many bloggers ask you to spread the word on those two platforms and I can never help because I don't have Facebook or Twitter. The other reason is that when I release my series, that I would want to share the release with a wider audience as well. Blogging is and will always be the type of social media I like best, but I guess one has to grow, right? I read that a lot of people don't read blogs and would be more inclined to read Facebook or Twitter. But it all scares me.

I already joined Google+ a few months ago and the only thing that annoys me is the fact that certain people only follow you so that you will follow them back and then they stop following you and in the end you are following thousands of people and only a handful of people are following you back. So maybe Google+ doesn't work like Blogging, where you should follow everyone back.

Okay, I am starting to babble. Hopefully I can join a few more social media platforms without any hassle or freaking out. What social media platform do you like? Do you think the concept of social media is scary?

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  1. Good job, Murees! You're overcoming fears and accomplishing a lot. I"m sure you'll have much success in all of your ventures.

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    1. Thank you so much Deanie. I really hope so.

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  2. I once thought Facebook and Twitter were scary, but now I am a complete and total social media addict. I NEED Facebook and Twitter. Need them! Which is sad—very, very sad—but true.

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    1. I really hope I can have the same outlook on social media one day. Right now it seems so daunting.

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  3. I've followed you back on Twitter - I don't use it much, so I can't give tips, but it's not as scary as you think. You can just use it as much, or as little, as you want.

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    1. Thank you so much Annalisa. That is very kind of you. So far I think Twitter is a little easier than Facebook. I am still trying to get the hang of it.

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  4. Social media is clearly the way of the future, but it is frightening. I joined Facebook so many years ago, I can't remember. I used to spend a lot of time on Facebook, but I was stalking ( I mean monitoring my kiddos.) When they moved to Twitter and I followed, I swore I would never catch on, but slowly, I am getting the hang of it. Now they are on to instagram and snapchat and have left me in the dust. Personally, I'm just not a big fan of Google Plus. Apparently, I can't figure it out. I mean I occasionally post a link there to my blog or I google 1+ a blog post I've read and enjoyed, but beside that, I don't have any meaningful connections on Google plus and I can't seem to master the learning curve. For me, Facebook is still the easiest to navigate, but I am beginning to enjoy Twitter more and more.

    Good luck with it. One of the biggest problems for me is that once I get on Twitter or other sites, I stay on them way too long.

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    1. It is definitely scary, but i guess it just takes time. I can see why Twitter is so addictive. I find Facebook a little complicated at this stage, but I will get the hang of it. Thank you for your encouraging words.

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  5. I'm like you and prefer blogging, but I also use Facebook and Twitter. I keep saying I am going to use Twitter more and I really do want to get a better handle on it.
    I've never been able to figure out Google +, I think it is confusing and I don't really use it anymore at all. Will follow you on Twitter now! :)

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    1. Thank you. I agree about Google+ It takes a while to figure out. I hope I can learn to use Twitter and Facebook effectively. It will just take some time I guess. But I am already addicted to reading tweets.

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