Today’s assignment: Explore one or more social networks, and start an account so you can being exploring the possibilities. If you’re already active on a social network, set up Publicize and link the account to your blog, and/or create a strategy for how you’ll use it.
Social media… I can, if I wish, connect and publicise my blog posts using Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Tumblr and Path. I only have accounts on three of these and have already linked one, Twitter and I’m not even sure that I want to keep that. The others? I don’t want to link to or get accounts for.
Facebook: My Facebook account is private, my blog isn’t. I have a lot of friends and family on Facebook who I don’t necessarily want to publicise my blog to. I know, my blog isn’t private and if they so wished they could find it but I don’t want to make it easy for them. I am considering creating a page for Fi’s Mutterings but haven’t decided yet.
Twitter: I have a Twitter account and I used to be quite active on it. I stopped updating it so the only posts which go on there now are my blog posts. I don’t mind linking my blogs to Twitter because it isn’t a private feed. I am, however, considering closing my Twitter account because I’m not using it very much.
Google+: I used to have a Google+ account but couldn’t get my head round it so I cancelled it.
LinkedIn: I am not linking a personal blog to a professional site!
Tumblr: To be honest I don’t know anything about Tumblr except I’ve heard the name. What is it? Is it worth checking out?
Path: I’ve never heard of it? What is it? Is it worth checking out?