How do YOU use social media to keep up and to occasionally, promote content?
Do you prefer twitter, facebook or do you build connections through linked-in? When it comes to social media, what is your bag?
Since I write arts and crafts how-to lessons, and vegan recipes, which are all eminently pinnable, Pinterest is my social media site of choice. It's my highest daily referrer right now. I also post the artsy stuff to my Facebook business page, since I'm an artist, and tweet most of the vegan stuff, since there's a small tribe of vegans following me on Twitter.
I have just joined twitter, and really like it, but it took me a bit to get assimilated. I do see the value though. It really is important to promote on these. I have not tackled Pinterest. It is overwhelming to me! I know I should just jump in!
Primarily, I use Pinterest and Twitter. I have multiple boards on Pinterest that will cover almost any topic on which I write. I also have two different Twitter accounts, one for technical and general topics, and another for crafty topics such as sewing or painting.
I also ping every article when it is published, then again when changes are made to it. I like to use pingfarm.com, since it allows me to ping multiple pages at one time. I have no interest in the pingfarm site, I just have found it useful to be able to ping multiple sites at a time.
My HubPages profile page is linked to from my blogs, too.
LinkedIn for blog and company updates, along with Pulse articles and group Q&A. Twitter is great for broadcasting content too and for real time updates when publishing your timeline on your website or other medium.
Each time I write an article or blog post, I post to the social websites. Pinterest is especially great for visually based content. I have found that when I put pictures with my blog that have sayings, I get more hits from Pinterest. I put the sayings on Twitter as posts, and add the link to the website. I have just recently started posting to Tumbler. It shows the links a little bit differently, though, and I am still learning what works best. I also post to Google Plus and Linked In, and have a Facebook author page. I did get a warning from Google Plus, though, that I was violating their content rules and I found out that it was from putting too many social website posts with the same link during a limited time period, so a person has to be careful that way.
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