I came across this on a blog the other day:
I laughed, even though I’ve never heard of three of these, because the different types of social media really do serve different purposes. And what I’ve discovered is some people are better served by one than by another.
I’ll admit it. I prefer Facebook to Twitter. It’s easier to carry on a conversation, and since I’m wordy, it’s a lot easier to fill in the box without getting cut off. Pictures are easier. Comments on pictures are easier. I go on Twitter because some of my friends spend all their time there, but really, I could avoid it for weeks and it wouldn’t bother me.
But this week, I discovered Pinterest. You see, I deal in words all day long, so I’m not always thrilled to be doing more “chatting” online. I am not, however, very observant, so I can really use pictures for things I need to describe. And I can find a whole lot of pictures on Pinterest. Hoo boy! It’s a costume mecca! Pics of snuff boxes! Jewelry! Hunky guys! And someone somewhere has organized them just the way I want them. I’m in love.
Of the social media listed above, I have only participated in four: YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. I would add “blogging,” honestly, because I truly think it’s a social media. But right now, my new favorite is Pinterest (for fellow pinners, you can find me here–and no, I don’t have much up yet).
So which social media have you “done”? And I would include Myspace and blogging (participating on a blog, either as a blogger or as a blog-commenter). Which ones do you most enjoy? Which ones just don’t suit you? Have you tried Pinterest?
Written by Sabrina Jeffries
Sabrina Jeffries is the NYT bestselling author of a whole bunch of historical romance novels for Pocket Books and Avon Books, as well as a caffeine addict, Third Culture Kid, chocoholic, and jigsaw puzzle aficionado. Before writing as SJ, she wrote 8 historicals as Deborah Martin (now being revised and re-released) and 3 contemporary paranormal romantic suspense novels as Deborah Nicholas. Her 24th SJ book, WHAT THE DUKE DESIRES, will be out in June, and her first revised Deborah Martin re-release, BY LOVE UNVEILED, is out now!
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