What’s the Best Social Media Site for Connecting with People?

What's the Best Social Media Site for Connecting with People?

What’s the Best Social Media Site for Connecting with People?

What’s the Best Social Media Site for Connecting with People?

Twitter Is Terrific for Connecting with People

Twitter is a wonderful place for connecting with people, but it isn’t the only site that’s good for connecting. LinkedIn and Facebook also allow you to connect and engage with people. You can also use Twitter to build relationships, check the weather, do research, search for content, as well as engage in chats! For more about Twitter chats, check out Twitter Chats: 101 Tips for Success. And if you haven’t checked out #DigiBlogChat, do come visit us on Twitter. Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. PDT.

Whatever You Really Use Tends to Work

Recently, I wrote about my brother and how he used Yelp! for his business, and how successful he was. You don’t have to do whatever the latest guru is saying to do. Like my brother, you can find your own way, and rocket to success. Of course, you’re also going to have to do the hard work to get there. You can choose to go deep on one platform and really learn it inside and out, or you can go light. Or, of course, you could hire someone to take over for you.

Romantic Connections

Instagram is certainly filled with lots of romantic destination, as well as adorable babies, but what about romance? Recently I was a guest on a Zoom webinar, and we discussed Instagram as a way to meet people romantically. And a recent New York Times article seems to indicate that Instagram, played correctly, can be a good place to find love: Instagram is Now a Dating Platform, Too: Here’s How it Works. So if you’re looking for romance, Instagram might be the place to go.

Backyard Barbeque

To quote the incredibly talented, yet humble Carol Stephen (a personal friend), in her soon-to-be translated into 5200 languages including Klingon and Esperanto “Twitter is the friendliest place to engage. To me it’s like a backyard barbeque, or an informal party, where you’re likely to meet all sorts of people, at every hour of the day, from all over the world.” By the way, her book 21 Ways to Total Social Media Engagement That Will Make You Look Like a Pro is for sale on Amazon.

Do You Have a Favorite Site?

Where have you met the most people? Leave me a comment! And thank you.



What Happens When You Use Just One Social Media Site?

What Happens When You Use Just one Social Media Site?

What Happens When You Use Just One Social Media Site?

What Happens When You Use Just One Social Media Site?

Most social media folks will tell you that you need to use more than one social media site. And I’d agree with that advice, for the most part. But there are people who successfully use just one social media platform with great success. What about those people? Last week, I wrote about How to Use Yelp That Will Help Your Business Gain Social Proof.

More About Yelp

As I mentioned last week, my brother used Yelp exclusively for his plumbing business. And he really rocked that plumbing business, with 55 five-star reviews. How did he do it? By offering outstanding service, and by paying attention to Yelp all the time. He checked it every day, he returned calls promptly, and he really went above and beyond. And if you’re in the restaurant or contracting business, Yelp can be quite valuable there, too.

Using Facebook Exclusively for Business

If you’ve been using Facebook exclusively for your business marketing, you know that things have changed. Back in the day, when Facebook wasn’t pay to play, you could definitely get away with just using Facebook. But now you really need to have a budget for Facebook ads or your posts won’t be seen. So that’s one danger of using any social media platform exclusively. By the way, here’s a good Guide to Using Facebook for Business. It includes such things as the difference between Facebook pages and Facebook profiles.

The Down Side

Putting all your eggs in one basket is great except when it isn’t. For instance, in the case of Facebook, they may decide to make you pay. Can your budget handle that or will you have to jump ship? Or a social media platform might lose users way too fast for your taste. There’s no way to guarantee that what you’re doing right now will still be a viable option in six months or a year.

What To Do?

For one thing, back up your posts, in case you lose everything. Maybe you can salvage some of your posts and reuse them someplace new.

How Many Platforms Do You Use?

Leave me a comment! And thanks for stopping by.





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