What do we need from Social Media?

SocialIconsMediaLet me re-phrase the question this way:

Does a normal person need an account on each of the social platforms: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Flickr, Instagram, Pinterest, …?!

From blogging prospective, I need the following:

Announcements & updates

I might need to send a status update every now and then. Twitter does it perfectly. Honestly, Twitter is my preferred one. I use it to express my tech opinions too. But whenever a tweet isn’t enough, a blog post can do it. I might also tweet links to some of my blog posts.

G+1s for the links of my blog posts

Yet it’s a perfect tool that has the best of all other social platforms, Google+ couldn’t compete with Facebook and Twitter. I still need the +1s though. I’ve talked earlier about the importance of Google +1s for the blog posts. So, I’m having the links of all my blog posts being shared to my Google+ account in a hope they get more +1s.

FB Likes for the links of my blog posts

To avoid bothering friends and family with my business issues or hobbies, I created my Twitter account. I also had to create a Facebook page for the same purpose and to be a place where I share the links of all my blog posts hoping they get as much FB likes as possible. As I mentioned earlier in another post, the number of Facebook Likes might not be as important as the number of Google +1s.
Relatively, you may join the “Promote Your Blog Posts” group on Facebook.

Storage

I store my pictures on Flickr and use them directly from there on my blog to avoid storage limitation if any. I used OneDrive once – check my other post (HERE). I also considered Instagram before getting back to Flickr. However, I found Flickr is more organized. Instagram is photos social tool rather than a storage tool. As for videos, I use Dailymotion.

Driving Traffic

Unless you’re a very famous person that has a lot of (real) followers, social media are not good in this part without paying money. This point is very arguable though. Personally, I use Twitter ads as I explained in “How to drive traffic to your website” article…

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59 thoughts on “What do we need from Social Media?

  1. SeattleStories

    Yes, I do agree that a single person does not need so many media pages just about their dog. I love writing stories and am in the process of becoming a writer, and finding my way. So, social media is something I am recently learning about. If you have any tips for me, check out my new post, I had alot of fun with it as well about Social Media. caelidotblog.wordpress.com/2017/12/22/social-media-make-me-famous-says-almost-everyone/

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    1. Mohamad Al Karbi Post author

      Thank you Camila for the link and advice you presented there – very interesting and useful. I wish you all the luck in your writing. I’ve read some and they are wonderful. As you already said, The social media are supporting only for the main tool which is your blog here.

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