When I started blogging, I had ideas of becoming more consistent with my writing. And by that, I mean writing more and more on a routine basis instead of haphazardly hitting the keyboards. I think I’ve met my goal, and I’m loving it 🙂
I wasn’t out to make some kind of “mark” on the internet world. But as I learn more and more about social media platforms, I keep encountering this idea of developing a “Web Presence.” And now I see there is a whole Wikipedia explanation for what this means and how people promote their businesses this way – creating a “digital footprint.”
I don’t have a business, per se, at least not yet, but I do like growing my readership and I love coming into contact with creative writers in the blogosphere. So, I now find myself on Facebook, something I said I’d never do, although I got on there for a totally different reason – online dating, which is a disaster story for another day.
I’m also on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram, and yesterday I checked out Reddit. I’ll leave You Tube for another day. One element of new chaos and confusion at a time.
Now, I’m not sure there is any advantage to putting myself out there on any of these venues. There are billions of people and accounts out there.
LinkedIn has never landed me a job. Instagram has never brought me an art sale. Twitter? I haven’t figured out much from Twitter except I’ve seen a lot of angry political yelling going back and forth, or I guess I should say tweeting at each other. That sounds pretty rough and tumble 🙂
And Facebook, well, what can I say about FB?
But Reddit really has me confused. It’s supposed to be this all-encompassing message board and I saw some good threads of discussion there, but when I tried to post something I was informed, electronically of course, that I needed to earn “Karma Points” first.
Ok, I found a definition of “Karma Points,” but no instruction on how to earn them. And I think it’s a bit sacrilegious to be mixing the concept of Karma with a web platform, but hey, what do I know? And can you earn negative Karma on there?
One thing I have noticed is that with the rise of all these web mediums a market has formed for people to be Social Media Managers. And one of my blogging friends has done just that. You may know her as Novus Lectio, but now she has a page Logicweb Media, and she has some pretty interesting posts there. You ought to stop by and read some of her work 😊
In the mean time, if you have any insight that might help me navigate this crazy world of interconnected links, please feel free to pass it along 🙂
Photo: Indeed, I often feel like I’m stumbling along on the information superhighway without seeing where I’m going 🙂