It’s a toss-up between Facebook and Twitter; they are both utterly addictive (and useful) but for different reasons. I like Facebook because it’s a good way to stay in touch with key people such as family, friends and fellow book bloggers. The new feed list feature is a great way to keep up with your favourite authors and reviewers with the added bonus of being able to like / re-share their content. I also play a couple of games so I’m always on it anyway… LOL As a blogger, I think it’s important to have a Facebook fan page. They are an easy-to-use tool that’ll help drive traffic to your site and the visitor metrics are a nice bonus.
With Twitter you’re not limited to “who you’re friends with”, you’re free to follow/tweet pretty much anyone. It’s my social media of choice because it allows me to connect with authors, readers, bloggers, followers, publishers, … Twitter is also a great promotional tool if you’re a blogger. Sharing is effortless and can be done from pretty much anywhere.
I’m a bit of a geek though so I’m constantly trying the newest craze and just because Twitter and Facebook are my favourites doesn’t mean that I’m not on a ton of other sites as well. Pinterest is quickly rising in the ranks as one of my go-to sites. What can I say? I like looking at pretty things like book covers and wolves. I’d be completely lost without GoodReads; it helps fill my need to make lists and keeps me on schedule with my review requests.