Friday, September 20, 2013

How Do I...?

A lot of us take on the task of doing it ourselves, either because we have no one to assist us or can't afford to hire someone. Social media is one of those areas for me. I've mentioned a book I read about Goodreads that helped me a great deal.

Here are some links to help you navigate the brave new world of Social Media:

1.  The BloggingBistro shares how to block Facebook app requests and add posts to Pinterest.

2.  Edie Melson, at The Write Conversation,gives a step-by-step tutorial on how to schedule social media in Hootsuite.

3.  I've selected another post by Edie Melson, at The Write Conversation, about Twitter Hashtags.

My Social Media Tip: If you join Pinterest, please set up at least one board with several pins. I personally ignore notifications of a friend joining this platform if they don't have a board. It's like signing a blank check. No thanks. 

Writers and Readers:  What Social Media site gives you the most problems? Facebook? Twitter? Pinterest? Google+? Could you share some of your own observations/tips?

Photo Credit:  iceKitty37


quietspirit said...

I can't get Pinterest to work easily for me. I also ignore those 'just joined' notices. I am falling behind where I want to be and feel I need to make a decision about the others.

Karen Lange said...

Thanks for these links, Susan. I need to check them out. :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Quiet Spirit - Although I struggle to keep up with Social Media, writing, and life, it's essential to build a platform. Whether you're traditionally published or go the indie route, keeping on the radar screen means more opportunities.

Hi Karen - You're welcome. I hope they're helpful.

Susan :)

Jeanette Levellie said...

Oh, Facebook gives me the most fits. But I also find out so much news there, and it's a great way to market my brand and conncect with friends, so I put up with it.

One thing that's helped me is to have all my blog posts show up on my FB timeline, via Networked Blogs. I also have FB set up so that all my status changes on my timeline automatically show up on my Twitter feed. I don't like Twitter, so this system allows me to post to it without logging on every day.