Chai break is a periodic feature on This is Lit to discuss concerns that every book blogger has. This is meant to be a lighthearted discussion that you’d have over tea and the only reason for it not being called Discussion Post is that the site’s author thinks that would be too mainstream. Pfft.
Internet gurus are always telling us lesser mortals how *random social media account* is a must-have if you want to boost your blog’s stats. A few months back, I joined Twitter for this same reason. And now, I have a Facebook page. Check it out here.
When I first started blogging, I was always checking out the WP Reader if I wasn’t writing. I was very social and always checked out my favorite bloggers’ posts. And now? Well, I’ve stopped. I’m always DAYS late in checking out the trending posts. A few days back, I noticed that most of my internet interaction is with people who comment on my blog and not the other way around.
There is one other means by which I keep track of bloggers’ posts: Twitter. While I don’t check my WP Reader anymore, I do waste most of my life on both Twitter and Facebook. Isn’t that the first rule of marketing? Go where your users hang out! Why didn’t I think of this sooner? Oh and did I tell you I work in Marketing?
Pros of having different accounts:
- You get to have a strong internet presence.
- Your stats will be higher.
- You get more visitors.
- Your blogging circle becomes wider.
Where does this stop? How many more social media do I need to act like a nice, human person on?
How many accounts do you think a blogger needs? Which platform do you think is the largest traffic driver? Does this constant must-have social media accounts narrative get on your nerves? Let me know in the comments!