Armchair BEA: Social Media

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Today at Armchair BEA, we’re talking about social media.  I use what is probably the typical platforms of social media as most book bloggers do, but I’m not on it nearly as much as perhaps I should be and I know there are bloggers out there that would say I’m doing it all wrong.  That’s because I don’t use it primarily for networking and making connections with other bloggers.  Instead, most of my social media is used to spread the word about my blog and to keep up with book and publishing related news.  While I greatly enjoy being a part of the book blogging community, I don’t blog just for fun, and it’s not a hobby.  It’s a small part of what I’m doing to build my career while I finish my degree.  I plan to continue blogging after I graduate since it is fun, but I’ll be focusing more on other parts like taking on paid work and finishing my non-fiction book.

With all of that being said, I still do some socializing on the various social media platforms I use, and if anyone comments/messages/replies I will respond with at least a “Like” or “Favorite” and I always answer questions.  I enjoy participating in Twitter chats (I’m sad I won’t be able to join in on this evening’s Armchair BEA chat) as well as posting the occasional cat related picture or random tidbit about my day, I’m thrilled to be a part of three amazing book blogging related groups on Facebook because there’s always something interesting being discussed or shared, and I love to see what others are reading on Goodreads.  In addition to Facebook, Twitter, and GoodReads, I’m also on Google+TsuLibraryThing, and The Reading Room, though not nearly as much as the others.

2 thoughts on “Armchair BEA: Social Media

  1. Interesting. I would say I fall somewhere in the middle. Although writing book reviews is technically a hobby, I take it seriously. I see it as a aspect of my freelance writing and good way to reach potential readers. Good luck with the degree work and happy ABEA.

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