It’s already Week 15 in the 52-Week Blog Challenge Blog Hop. I’ve been so bad at this challenge, but when I decided to do this, I knew I wouldn’t be able to participate each week. And that’s okay according to the rules at Marketing for Romance Writers 52-Week Blog Challenge.
Week 15 Topic: My Social Media Hangouts
Feel free to Follow, Friend, Like, Peek, or visit now and then to see what is going on. I don’t spend a lot of time on any of my sites, but Facebook and Twitter are the ones I use more regularly.
Website/Blog: You’re here now. 🙂 Thanks for visiting.
Facebook Personal Page: “Personal pages” have a limit of 5000 Friends but unlimited Followers.
Facebook Author Page: I don’t use this as much as my personal page, though I’ve considered moving most of my posts to my author page. Unfortunately, most of you don’t get to see my posts there because Facebook wants me to pay to boost posts so you will see them. Our “Facebook Pages” (author page) have unlimited Likes and Followers.
One thing I like about the personal and author pages at Facebook is the Notes section. This can be shared as a status. It has hyperlinks and you can add photos with your post. Here’s an example: https://www.facebook.com/notes/author-mary-j-mccoy-dressel/whats-it-about-where-is-it-hey-cowboy-bull-rider-series-2/10151775941969319/
Twitter: I’ve been lax with Twitter too but once this next book gets out, I plan on going back to regular Tweeting. When I’m on a roll with regular posting, I use Buffer to schedule posts.
I don’t use the following social media sites as often as I should.
Goodreads: Now owned by Amazon.
Google Plus: You can join groups/communities. This is great if you like to join Hangouts. Google Hangouts is a communication platform developed by Google which includes instant messaging, video chat, SMS and VOIP features. Credit: Wikipedia.
LinkedIn: I do have a profile here, but I’m invisible, meaning I don’t post anything or do anything here. In fact, I’m not sure how an author should use LindkedIn. Visiting my profile minutes ago, I realized I was three books behind, so I updated that part of my profile.
Author’s Den: I post my books here. There is more to do on this site.
As I’ve said, I don’t keep some of these sites updated like I should. My goal right now is to “write books” instead of spending a lot of time on social media. I try to post on Facebook and Twitter daily. Sometimes I run out of things to post about, so I’ll share something from other Facebook pages. I’ve been on Facebook for many years and some Friends have been with me since the beginning. When you Friend or Like a page, make sure you check to Receive Notifications so you will see posts.
I appreciate your visit today. Please Visit the other participants.
Authors, I’ll be visiting your posts throughout the weekend. I have a book coming out very soon, and you know how that goes. ❤
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