Are You a Social Media Junkie?
Is every dog blogger – every blogger – a social media junkie? Being a social media junkie myself, I automatically want to plug all bloggers into that round hole. But some of us are square pegs, yes? So I’m asking the question, if you blog and are not actively involved with some other sort of social media, why the heck aren’t you?
I understand that some of you have lives (whatever THAT is). Some of you, a lot of you, have real jobs (oh PLEASE). Some of you just don’t like all the drama found on social media like FaceCrack (drama-free zones are for wimps – pull up your big girl panties and jump in!). And some of you think social media like Twitter is just too fast paced or limited (pick up the pace and jump in!).
Not Everyone is Cut Our for Multi Platform
I get it. I get that we’re not all social media junkies. I guess I’m whining today because I’d like to see more of you in places outside of your blogs. Where are you located in cyber space? How do you promote your blog? Is it simply by commenting on other blogs? Do you join blog hops? Do you attend conferences? Or do you just put yourself out there in your posts?
Yes, putting yourself out there in posts can be like standing in front of a crowd in your underwear to give a speech. I’m hoping that as you blog for a bit, you feel more and more clothed. Unless being nekkid is a kind of freedom for you and the freedom becomes intoxicating the more you blog. I get that, too.
But if you’re not involved in social media outside of your blog, and you don’t have the very real constraints I mentioned above holding you back, consider dipping your toes into the social media stream. Start slowly. I’m going to help you.
Let’s Connect Online!
Today is an opportunity! Connect with me, a social media junkie, and I’ll help you find your way around. I’m not perfect at this by any stretch – I have favorites when it comes to venue. But if you’re looking to meet like-minded people, put yourself and your blog out there to find an audience, build a platform, let’s get to it. You don’t have to jump into everything (can we say burnout?). Pick one. Talk to me via email and we’ll figure out which platform might best suit you.
I’m on Facebook as Jones Natural Chews, as well as Felicia Christenson (Felicia means happiness, so y’all hush). On Twitter you can find me as @Joneschews. On Google+ I’m Flea Christenson. Instagram is @JonesChews. Hmm. Oh! On Pinterest I’m Feliciia Christenson. And on Etsy I’m The Good Flea. There’s more, but these are good starting places. Talk to me. We’ll go places together. And please! Feel free to share your social media names in the comments! Let’s all get to know each other a little better.
That’s a wrap! Well, except you’ll want to enter our giveaway. Jones Natural Chews is currently hosting a giveaway for their newest treat, the Bully Basted Ch’Earz! To enter to win, just click this sentence, leave a comment on the new post which will open, then click the entry box and click I Commented! Easy as pie. And pie is super easy. Pi isn’t so easy. Unless it’s the Life of Pi. Ah man. Now I want pie. At least I can give my dogs good treats. Y’all treat your dogs to happiness. Give it Jones Natural Chews.
Spreading the good chews …