Social Media - What's a Girl to Do?

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Facebook. Twitter. Instagram. Linked In. Pinterest. Social media -- what's a girl to do?

Our youth at church were recently challenged to find ways to fast from technology. As I talked with my daughter about what we could give up, I realized just how much my life is connected technologically. Social media isn't just a way to connect with friends but its become an integral part of both my work and my ministry.

Since becoming an author, I have been bombarded by the need to use social networking to connect with other like-minded people. While some of the sites I genuinely enjoy, there are others that I feel like are a chore for me, and just one more thing to do.

So here's my question to all of you who connect via social media. Which ones do you like the best and why? What do you do to balance your time on-line with your other responsibilities?

Tears to Joy: Social Media - What's a Girl to Do?

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Social Media - What's a Girl to Do?

architects,business,computer monitor,computers,creativity,females,graphic designer,iStockphoto,office,Photographs,ponytails,sweaters,telephone,turtlenecks,women,working
Facebook. Twitter. Instagram. Linked In. Pinterest. Social media -- what's a girl to do?

Our youth at church were recently challenged to find ways to fast from technology. As I talked with my daughter about what we could give up, I realized just how much my life is connected technologically. Social media isn't just a way to connect with friends but its become an integral part of both my work and my ministry.

Since becoming an author, I have been bombarded by the need to use social networking to connect with other like-minded people. While some of the sites I genuinely enjoy, there are others that I feel like are a chore for me, and just one more thing to do.

So here's my question to all of you who connect via social media. Which ones do you like the best and why? What do you do to balance your time on-line with your other responsibilities?

4 Comments:

At January 10, 2013 at 10:52 AM , Blogger Scott said...

Twitter and Facebook are my #1 and #2. I actually like Google Plus, but there simply isn't the audience for it yet. I use Hootsuite to manage the social media presences for four different organizations. A pro account is $6 a month or so.

 
At January 10, 2013 at 10:57 AM , Blogger Natalie said...

Thanks Scott! I'll have to check out Hootsuite.

 
At January 10, 2013 at 12:11 PM , Blogger Scott said...

Twitter and Facebook are my #1 and #2. I actually like Google Plus, but there simply isn't the audience for it yet. I use Hootsuite to manage the social media presences for four different organizations. A pro account is $6 a month or so.

 
At January 10, 2013 at 9:17 PM , Blogger Melody said...

Hootsuite - I'm totally checking that out because I post for church, school, my stuff and blog. Sounds like this might be a tool that would be helpful. Facebook and blogger are my top two. I still can't get into twitter. Linked in - I have a lot of invites for that from friends and still don't know what it is.

 

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