Friday, July 3, 2015

Am I back?

I have no idea. 

I have been without a computer for a long while and before that my computer screen had dead pixels and it was getting harder and harder to do any writing on it. I temporarily have an older computer to work on but it's got 3 gigs of RAM and it keeps telling me that I don't have enough memory to do the things I'm doing on it (BOO!). But I can't very well complain when the computer was semi free so I will make due for now. 

I've been missing the blogging world and have been pleased to find a few of my blogging friends on Facebook even though it's not quite the same dynamic there. I don't post a lot personally but I am an administrator for my library's FB page so I've taken a lot of the social networking lessons I've learned here and applied them there. I thank you all for the advice you've offered freely because I've felt like I had a lot to offer when I was asked to be the administrator there. 

I've also learned a few things from the Social Networking professional they hired to teach us how to more effectively use social network. One lesson she hammered away at is that to promote yourself successfully you have to post frequently. She recommended at least 5 times a day. Post on a variety of  topics- being safely controversial is always good but not so controversial or offensive that you scare people off. That was one lesson I'd already learned from my years blogging but not one I am always good at remembering :) 

Cute pictures and sentimental posts always catch a lot of people's eyes.... Let's see. I know I'm missing some but I think all my blogging friends can add to the list of things they have learned over the years- so... 

What have you learned about social networking that you would tell a new person if you were giving a seminar?   

(Obligatory cute baby picture to catch your attention. My granddaughter. ) 


  1. Eneida Gastal-KeithJuly 4, 2015 at 12:05 AM
    Good to see you back. I'm not sure I can contribute any advise about social media. I use FaceBook mostly to keep contact with my family and friends in Brazil, and almost everything I post is personal. Lately it has been a bit different, since I've been using social media to promote my juice blog. I don't like to talk about controversial issues, particularly online. I used to avoid "likings" and "sharings", but I've been doing it more frequently lately. I guess I cannot expect people to react to my posts if I do not react to theirs. It's the same polite process we need to keep in our "real life" social interactions. Generally, however, I only share things that I really, really like. Some fun videos, a saying that feels exceptionally right, and a few other things. I realize it's important to "like" and "share", as well as post comments, so that people don't feel like they are talking to nobody (like a feel at this moment about my blog and its own FB page). There's one thing we all know about social media: never post something you wouldn't want your boss, husband, mother, or whoever else to see. And don't give personal information away that could bring you a serious problem (like posting that you are 5 thousands miles away, on vacation, when you also posted a picture of your house and the city where you live). And I guess I learned one thing: with social media, there's no friend lost forever. That's one of the best things about it!

  2. Good to see you back! Love your background photo (although it made some of your text a bit difficult to read)...

  3. Glad you're back. I know Twitter better. I should probably post more regularly on FB. 1-2x a day seems to be it for me. I stay away from all controversy and stick to topics personal or related to what I write or just plain interest me.

  4. Hi welcome back. I think the professional had some good pointers. I would add to that (if we are referring to twitter) to retweet other people's post that you find interesting, which helps build interaction in the community.

    Best wishes on getting back into the blogosphere.


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