Go here for a great blog about Social Media. The blog title: You don't Have to Blog, Tweet, or Be on Facebook. Go on, check it out!
The end sentence of the post: See social media as a way to connect with people who matter to you.
I don't Tweet. Okay, I do, but my tweets are few and far between. To me, Twitter is what my old boss called a time thief. Okay, he wasn't referring to Twitter because, well, it didn't exist back then. Time Thiefs to him, were the marketing reps who came into the office and wanted to sell us their products. Personally, I liked the time thiefs because they normally took me to lunch. I'm all about free lunch. Just saying . . . Ha!!
The main premise of the above blog is When you do interesting stuff—when you have something to say, a message to spread, or a story to tell—then social media makes more sense.
Exactly! Blogging, tweeting, Facebook shouldn't be something I feel I have to do, but something I want to do.
I think one of the reasons I pulled back from blogging for a while was because it became something I had to do, not something I wanted to do.
I have to work to pay my bills. I have to watch what I eat because otherwise I'll weigh 300 pounds . . . or more. I have to . . . well, you get the picture. I don't have to blog. I started to blog originally, my other blog not this one, because I had something to say. I started this blog, well, because I had something to say as well. In time, this blog become a duty, a requirement, something that lacked fun and excitement.
Twitter - oh, Twitter, you steal my time from me. I feel that I have to be on Twitter 24/7 or I'll miss something. So, I take the other extreme . . . I rarely get on Twitter. Yes, I know, I can interact with people in the literary field - agents, editors, writers (published and aspiring). Yes, I should be more Twitterfied. I'm not. Maybe one today.
Facebook - I love me some Facebook. I love connecting with friends, old and new. I find Facebook easy to manage.
So, in the end, I'm going to do what's best for me: some blogging, more Facebook, and an occasional jaunt into Twitterville every now and then.
How about you? Do you do all three social medias? If not, which ones do you do and . . . why?