Julia is hosting a blog party today and asked her readers what they are hooked on.
I’m hooked on Social Media.
Friends from my high school have all the sudden joined Facebook and it’s becoming so much fun! I forgot how down right hilarious some people were. Heck, I really forgot about them all together. It’s been 20 years, so cut me some slack if you’re reading this and from my home town…. I’m so old! ha.
Not only am I connecting with old friends again, but making new ones too. It’s nice to see what my blog friends are up to outside of the blog world. Facebook is also great for business. I just started a group for our I Heart Faces photography sharing web site. Friends of friends have joined the group and it’s spreading like wild fire. I also just ran a very inexpensive ad for our web site. In just a few days, our ad had over 100,000 views. We got a lot of new hits to our site that way, plus new group members.
Twitter is totally amazing. Our entire web site promotion for I Heart Faces was done through social media avenues and Twitter was the top referrer by far! We were able to reach part of our target market by following photographers. Through Twitter you can make relationships with your readers and talk with people you might never reach through email.
I think that’s my favorite part of Twitter is the connection made to people through typing less than 140 characters. Just last night I chatted with a writer/photographer for a well known photgraphy web site. He found our site through Twitter and joined our contest. Then we asked him (through Twitter) to be a judge and he was thrilled! Yeah! I’ve personally been contacted for new business a lot through Twitter.
Oh, and how can I not mention it’s a lot of fun too! Last week was 80’s photo day! Hundreds of people changed their profile picture to an 80’s shot. It was a riot!! Right up my alley if you know me!! See if you can find some of your friends here. LOL!!
Too busy? Tweet Later is a service that allows you to automatically set tweets to a certain time. You can schedule them in advance. Not as personable, but it’s great when you’re busy! It also sends you your replies via email so you don’t have to stay on Twitter all day.
I could stay on this photography site for days just going through photos and commenting. There are so many wonderful groups where people share photos. A great place for inspiration!
And of course I’m TOTALLY hooked on I ? Faces!
We had some incredible entries for our first week! I want to thank all of you who participated. It was the best week ever! I think Angie and I will be ready for some long naps this weekend.
FYI… We got excited and posted our winners early! Go see if you are a winner!!!
So now you know why my house is a mess if you were to come over!!!
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