It's been a while since I posted to my blog. During my downtime I've been contemplating social media and where I want to put my efforts - like everyone these days I'm time poor and need to prioritise. I've tried out a few and read about others. I found this really cool explanation of what's out there at the moment:
Me being me, I thought I'd do some research to see what others were using, the demographics of those users and so on. Instead of making things clearer things just got more confusing. I haven't heard of nearly half the top ten used social media platforms in the world!
|This statistic provides information on the most popular networks worldwide as of January 2017, ranked by number of active accounts. Source: https://www.statista.com/statistics/272014/global-social-networks-ranked-by-number-of-users/|
In addition to thinking about social media I thought long and hard about my blog - where does it fit into my 'social media time' allowance? Does it fit?
After much consideration I've decided:
- to keep my blog. Hopefully blogging at least twice a week. But I've also decided I want to set up my author web page and integrate my blog into that. So I've done a course on branding and today am starting a course on developing a wordpress web page. Watch this space for updates!
- to still tweet. I've been a bit on/off with twitter, but I'm going to try and get in the habit of setting aside a little bit of time everyday to 'check in'.
- to try out instagram. I joined instagram about a year or so ago. I used it for a little while but didn't really have a clear idea of what to do with it. I enjoy taking photos so I think this if I give it another go I'll have fun.
- keep my pinterest page. This is more of a personal thing rather than a business one. I like having a place to keep images of interest together.
What social media works for you?