I know lately I have been spending too much time social media-ing and not enough time blogging. My problem is I love social media. Let me count the ways for you :
I only recently started my Facebook page and it is my favourite form as I love the freedom it gives me to share kindle book bargains, other blog posts I love, silly pictures and even better I’m not restricted to 140 characters. As far as I’m concerned it’s the perfect blend of visual and written communication BUT due to Facebook policy not many people see your post.
I love Twitter as I think this is the best place to chat to other book bloggers. When you want to go somewhere where everybody knows your name, twitter is top choice! And I know when I start to think in hashtags that I’ve been hanging there too much!
I love Pinterest as I’m very visual and always get inspired. But I have been known to go off on tangents and get lost for hours pinning random things. Recipes I’ll never make, exercise routines I’ll never follow, fab techniques for organising everything that I’ll never follow. Check, check and check. But for that one delicious second while pinning, it seems possible!
Goodreads. Do I need to say anymore? My main source for book reviews and checking what everyone else is reading. I’ve already admitted I’m a full blown goodreaditis sufferer and all books have to be catalogued and updated while I’m reading them. I only regret that I didn’t discover Goodreads earlier in my bookish life.
Buzzfeed – I love all the quizzes and the craziness. When I need a laugh, this is a good place to start.
So it’s safe to say I’m fan of social media sites and do the rounds fairly frequently. Which is fun but it does mean my blog gets neglected as when I’m doing all that I’m not reviewing and I’m not preparing posts. And I don’t want that happen. But the thing is I’m not visiting all these sites to promote my blog (but I do that too), I’m visiting them because I enjoy them.
At one stage I was even thinking of closing the blog and just using my facebook page to share all my bookish feels. But the part of blogging that I love is commenting and chatting and I know that would more or less disappear. I think what I need to do is discipline myself more! Blog first, then play! Which makes it sound like blogging is a chore for me and it’s far from that but these social media sites just suck up my time and I need to limit that.
Bookish Chat : Do you spend much time on Social Media? How do you balance it out with blogging? What’s your favourite site?