Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Facebook or Twitter?

This is the first time that I've responded to the BritMums Blog Prompt of the week:

Facebook or Twitter? If you could use only ONE to promote your blog, which would you use and why?

This prompt inspired me because I'm new to blogging and even newer to promoting my blog. I also must admit that I'm coming at this from a slightly biased point of view, as I've only ever used Twitter to promote my blog. Although I do use Facebook, I've never even mentioned my blog on there.

The reason is that I use Facebook to keep up with friends and family, and to share news and photos. Most of my friends don't even know that I keep a blog.

On the other hand, on my Twitter account I follow only a handful of friends and family. I have never met the vast majority of the people that I am following, yet I follow people that I have something in common with. I love reading their stories and the interesting links that they share.

I don't promote every post that I write on Twitter, but I feel that I'm sharing my thoughts with people that can relate to them and are interested in them, rather than with people that I happened to share a classroom with some twenty years ago. I'm also a bit uncomfortable with so many people from my 'real' life knowing what I've been up to before I tell them!

So for me it's Twitter all the way!

1 comment:

  1. I agree - Twitter all the way.

    Facebook is for people you actually know - Twitter is for people you'd like to know :-)

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