Social Media

Considering that you are reading this here blog I am going to go out on a limb and say that you engage in some form of Social Media. I feel like that should be in all caps SOCIAL MEDIA. What about all caps and italics? SOCIAL MEDIA! As something that is spoken about as if it has a life of its own it feels quite intimidating to me.

I don’t know if y’all know it but I have quite a few of these Social Media-ing things happening. I have a Facebook page, an Instagram account, a Twitter thingie, and a Pinterest page. I also have a Google+ account but it gets about as much action as my bunnies do (they are neutered).

I think I pretty much have the idea of Facebook down and I am starting to get a feel for Instagram. Pinterest had me on day one and I don’t think I have gone a day since without checking in. I am curious to see how the service evolves. There is talk about being able to sell directly through them and that could be a huge shift in the internet.

Twitter? I just cannot seem to get the hang of what precisely is going on there. How to really interact with people via Twitter mystifies me. I feel like I am sitting off to the side in a coffee shop listening to a mix of really interesting and completely mundane conversations. I hesitate to jump in because it would be all like BAM, now I am in your convo and I am worried that the people would be all like “Where did you come from and who invited you to this party?”

Google+, well I wish it had more action but it just seems to be a bit forced. I signed up for that Ello thing but haven’t been back there since setting up my profile. On the plus side I know no one is going to snake my username.

All of this babbling is as a lead in to asking you what kind of social media you use? Specifically, where do you interact with other knitters and where do you go to find your knitting fix? I know that there is more knitting on Facebook than I have found. Do you have any groups there that you frequent and would recommend? Please leave any ideas you have in the comments for me to explore!.

Obviously the number one answer will be Ravelry, is there a specific group that I should check out? According to my profile I am “in” 144 groups. Holy cow that is a bunch!

If you have one of the above mentioned social media dohickeys and we aren’t yet friends/followers give me a shout out or send a friend request or whatever the platform allows you to do. I would love to add you to my collection.😉

2 thoughts on “Social Media

  1. I feel the exact same way about Twitter as you do, and I’m always shocked when people ‘favorite’ my tweets. I think that’s a less disruptive way of ‘joining’ a conversation, maybe. Twitter is not my fav, though, I view it like a newsreel of headlines. I kind of hate facebook, personally, it will always seem like an inferior and pointless version of Ravelry but it would allow you to reach other audiences. Instagram is my favorite for knitterly goodness, but I hate when my feed gets full of contests and reposted text images.

  2. I agree, I’m not a masisve fan of Facebook, it’s too overrated now. I don’t mind Twitter, sometimes I’m confused or just have no clue what I’m doing on there. However, I do like Instagram, seeing other people’s day or just how people are doing by looking at a picture that can speak a thousand words.
    I would love if you could check out my blog, it would mean the world to me, thank you😊

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