Social media today is still on the rise. More blogs and Facebook accounts start every day. And now there’s Google+. But where are the people? I know that sounds kind of silly, but where are they? If it’s called social media, shouldn’t people be social?
I have found that over the past 5 years of blogging that numbers are up but interaction is WAY down. People are just out to get their information and move on to the next thing. I know I’m guilty of doing that sometimes too.
There have been a few times in the past 5 years that I just wanted to walk away from blogging. It was recently that I wanted to completely delete my FB account. But I didn’t. Why? Because of you. I like “talking” to you. I’m a social butterfly and this is my garden. So within reason, it’s an outlet for me.
Two months ago I started a Homesteader’s Heart FB page. It kind of took the place of my personal FB page but it’s geared more toward homey stuff. I did this so I could interact more with women like me and I’ve already met some great new friends.
Below I have compiled what I believe to be the pros and cons of each network.
|1. Easier interaction. You throw up a status that’s on your knoggin’ and people respond and you can have a conversation on and off all day.||1. You can go into more detail about what ever it is you are talking about. In my case that would be things like “baking soda’. LOL! People expect it.|
|2. Quicker- I don’t have to put to much effort into posting a quick picture or thought for the day as people don’t expect a whole lot.||2. Sometimes companies will contact you to promote their stuff for free. Free stuff is good if it’s what you’d promote any way.|
|3. More personal- You actually get to see what goes on in my world on a daily basis. And the more you visit the more I see who you are.||3. Not everyone has a FB account so those people are the ones that will be seeking out blogs to read.|
|4. I’ve met a whole new world of people on FB that have “pages” just like me. I didn’t realize that all existed until I created my Homesteader’s Heart Page.|
|Facebook Cons||Blogging Cons|
|1. Because my account is now a “page” for my blog, I can’t friend people that I meet on there. I have to depend on them stopping by to say “Hi” to interact.||1. Those that used to blog, now don’t. People give up quicker.|
|2. Not everyone has a FB account.||2. It takes longer to read blogs and therefore most people don’t take the time to leave comments or interact.|
Well those are my thoughts on the subject. Please feel free to add your own pros and cons in the comments. I’d love to know what you think about these two social medias.
Oh and I don’t know if you are interested or not, but I’m having a giveaway for some great Digital Scrapbooking Software. I’m thinking it must not be a popular thing as only 4 people have entered since yesterday. LOL! But I thought I’d throw it out there just in case you missed it.
HAVE A LOVELY DAY MY FRIENDS!