Monday 27 October 2014
Social Media, Blogging and all that Stuff
And so for years, I resisted the social media temptation, though everyone kept saying what a powerful tool it was. And then, reluctantly, I dipped my toe into the Twitter pool and liked what I found. By and large, most people weren't tweeting about what they had for breakfast, and nor did I. Instead, I found a like-minded community of individuals passionate about the things I like - children's books and writing. Already, I've made a lot of friends (can you call them that?) - e-quaintances who post interesting things and are helpful when I ask questions. Twitter is also a great place for joining in conversations and making contacts.
And now, here I sit, writing my first ever blog post about... well... blogging. I'm not convinced of the value of this, or even if anyone will be interested in reading what I write, or indeed if I'll have anything interesting to say. Time will tell. But I've read enough interesting blog posts from others to convince me it's worth giving a shot.
I've still shunned the giant of social media, Facebook, because I fear it IS full of people talking about what they had for breakfast. Am I right? Or should I cave, and become a Mark Zuckerberg minion?
Anyway, that's my first blog post. Time well spent? Or more valuable writing time wasted?
Posted by Kieran at 10:32