Discussions & Confessions is a feature at Deadly Darlings where we share a discussion topic as well as a bookish confession.
I have two topics I want to discuss today. The first is, what sort of social media do you use to interact with fellow readers? and the second one is, what do you say is “proper etiquette” when blogging/posting/etc?
Not all bloggers have Twitter accounts, Facebook pages for their blogs, Instagram or Pinterest accounts where they can post all the books–so where do you follow them? Goodreads seems to be the best place to do so, but then you won’t get a lot of bookish news, or hauls, or other things.
So I have a little survey and would love it if you guys could answer:
- Where do you mostly follow (or friend) your fellow readers and why?
- When you follow a blogger on Twitter, do you expect more personal tweets, post/review links or basically other bookish things (bookish news, adaptations, hauls, etc.)?
- Now that you’ve said what you expected from these Tweets, what is it that you want to see from them?
- For bloggers: How many social networks are you active in, and which ones?
Let’s get this over with: I suck at social networking.
Like I said before, I think the best place to connect with fellow readers is through Goodreads. But the problem is, when I scroll through my Goodreads feed and find that most of them are ratings without reviews, I skip over them. I like people who express themselves through their reviews, or even just those short commentaries after reading. Those are the things I think are worth commenting on.
Back to the part where I suck at social networking. See, I don’t leave a lot of comments because if I did see an interesting review, chances are it’s of a book I’ve never heard of or know nothing about! Then I get too lazy to comment. Another thing is that I don’t participate well in Goodreads groups. Most of the time I get really bothered when people invite me to groups. I want to join them on my free will, you know? And then if I do, I comment once or twice and never think about that group again!
How about Twitter? It’s the only other platform I use to connect to fellow bloggers and readers. It’s great when there’s something to talk about, but sometimes I get stuck and I’m just such a boring person to talk to.
I don’t even have a Facebook page or Instagram account for book-related things! Color me boring. Any tips on how I can get better at, well, socializing on social networks?
What about you? Are you a friendly person who uses all the social media platforms, or are you a boring book blogger like me, LOL?