Managing Social Media…
Today I had two reviews posted on That’s What I’m Talking About, and with each post comes publicity. I recognize that without even modest exposure, my blog would collapse into obscurity. So I Tweet (2-3 times per day per post), use Facebook, Google +, Amazon, GoodReads and Shelfari. Also, if the book came from a publisher or author, I need to send them a link via email. And then there are sites like NetGalley and Edelweiss, where you post the review and a link to your post. Bottom line… posting reviews and publicizing them takes up a lot of time. Time I could be reading. Or writing new reviews. Or socializing. Or playing with my kids. 🙂
Recently I discovered Twitter Feed, a site that will take my blog feed and post it to both Facebook and Twitter. It’s really help boost views on Facebook, but not a ton of new hits on my blog. However, it does save time – especially when I’m busy because it at least hits two social media sites for me. As much as it helps, I would like it if I could schedule it to post to Twitter more than the initial tweet (say, 2-3 times per day). I’m still looking for something that will help more.
So… what about you… How do you manage your social media? Bloggers: where do you post reviews and how do you publicize posts? Readers: where do you look for reviews? Those who use feed readers: do you ever link through to the site, or do you just get your views on the reader?
Thanks for stopping to chat!