Social this and social that! I’ve never seen or heard of so many different social media platforms. Every Blog I visit pitches a different network or directory. I hardly see the same one mentioned twice.
There is good reason for this of course. Social Media is the media darling of the Internet and there are countless millions of dollars at stake for whomever can lure you to their source. For the Blogger this can cause all sorts of havoc. I’m not sure if I’m coming or going dealing with all of these choices. I did the OnlyWire thing and it took me six months to go through all the riga-ma-roll ……… One Button. Publish Everywhere ………. yeah right!
If you manage several Blogs (which seems to be pretty prevalent these days), your time is at a premium. Once you get bye the big three (Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn), your options are not so clear. You will have to make your decisions carefully. You can burn a boat load of time and receive little benefit for your Blog in return.
I’ve seen very little trash on the Internet when it comes to Social Media. I guess if you are going to run a social site you might as well give it everything you’ve got. The problem is which of the madrid of choices do you go with.
As a beginner, you should focus your time and resources on your writing and monetization efforts, and just deal with the big three mentioned above. You don’t need to rush out and sign-on with every social site you find, why allow yourself to be distracted in this way. In the long run, it’s what you provide on your Blog that really counts.