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.
I spend a lot of time on blogs so am not on Facebook as much as I’d like and I still need to get on Twitter. That’s my next thing to join. I think it’s really good for bloggers and authors.
Twitter is a must! It’s helped my blog grow so much but it is a HUGE time suck.
I’m in between FB& Twitter…they’re my main ones. I”m also use Pintrest at times too. I do try other sites, but it can get overwhelming sometimes 🙂
It can get overwhelming. I have so many opened accounts that I’ve forgotten about.
Twitter’s cool cuz it’s like mini-blogging!
I never really use Facebook at all, though I should! I guess I’m just not sure how to do the whole intersection of personal life / contacts and writing contacts?
It’s definitely a balancing act. I only friends peeps on FB who I’ve known for a while in the blogging world. Otherwise, I use my FB fan page to interact with the rest because you don’t share as much personal info there.
I don’t particularly like Facebook and don’t really maintain it.
Twitter, I love. I need to get better about talking on there though.
I have bouts of obsessions with Twitter. Sometimes I’m on constantly and sometimes my account is radio silence for days…
Definitely Twitter! I set up my Facebook so it will automatically post my blog posts and I will go on it every now and then, but I love twitter. It seems like everyone is on there and you can end up in a conversation that ends up for hours and hours. I just use Twitter more, so I like it more.
And Btw, Congrats, girl! On the move to WordPress. Sorry if you had done so long ago and I haven’t been around to notice. I’m just getting back to blogging and I will stalk ur blog like I used to more. Haha! 🙂
It’s super helpful being able to connect your social media sites and a major time saver not having to share the same thing over and over.
Thanks! I noticed you were MIA for a while. Welcome back! 🙂