Feb 27, 2017

What should I do? The Social Media Conundrum

Posted by AJ Blythe at Monday, February 27, 2017

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:

Okay, so maybe it was the doughnuts that got my attention, but it is a practical explanation.

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/
It gets more confusing when you consider the following information:

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.
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