Zero to Hero: Day 18


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.

Here’s why.

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?


11 thoughts on “Zero to Hero: Day 18

  1. Ice_Badger

    I agree with you completely about Linked in! maybe once I start being a personal trainer I might but not at the moment!

    I have a facebook page to publish my blog to, and only people who follow the page get the updates which works quite well…

    I publicise it to twitter, but often forget that it is linked as I don’t really use twitter that often so it surprises me that I sometimes get a referal form there!

    the other two, I am as clueless as you about!

    1. fisefton Post author

      Ooh, I’ll have to like your facebook page. That way I’ll be sure not to miss your posts 😀

      I’m glad I’m not the only one who doesn’t know Tumblr or Path. I thought I was showing my age 😛 The only reason I got on to Twitter was because my step-son was living here when it started to get popular and he and my step-daughter use it a lot.

      1. Ice_Badger

        Twitter is quite good for some things but I keep forgetting I am on it!

        I think my Facebook pace link is in my blog page…it was but then I started messing with the theme so I hope it is still there 🙂

      2. fisefton Post author

        It’s still there 😀 I liked your page, and commented on one of your posts – kettlebells instead of light dumbbells, really?!? Now I know you’re probably as bonkers as I am!

      3. Ice_Badger

        I have no idea why that came out erring…I would like to blame my phone but it is probably because I was typing while not paying attention!

        I meant meeting 😀

  2. Pintoo

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    1. fisefton Post author

      Thank you. I’m glad you’ve enjoyed what you’ve read. I don’t normally blog as much as I have been recently. I foolishly signed up for January’s NaBloPoMo and then found Zero to Hero too. Whilst I probably won’t blog every day after these two have finished, I hope to continue blogging at least 3 or 4 times a week.

      Happy reading.

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