Armchair BEA 2015: Social Media

Book bloggers unable to attend the BEA Bloggers Conference or Book Expo America (BEA) in New York City, but would like to ‘meet’ other book bloggers and publishers to discuss books and book blogging can participate in this virtual event.
Social Media

How do you use social media to expand your blogging/writing horizons? Social Media is all about networking and connections, and utilizing today's technology to the fullest. Make sure you mention your own social media pages. Do you have another blog, maybe a Tumblr? Have a Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook? Or maybe there's an underrated social media program that you like.

Last year on ABEA, I promised myself to work on my networking and such. I am a shy person and somewhat intimidated with reaching out to people, particularly with authors and publishers. I am still working on it but I am progressing.

I've been Twitter and Tumblr have been helping me with it. Heck, Twitter and Tumblr are so helpful in connecting with fellow readers, bloggers and fangirls/fanboys that I'm always having a good time. I do have Facebook, too, but it's used to let me stay connected with relatives and friends in far away places. I recently started to post on Instagram so watch out for kookiness.


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Which is your favorite social media platform?

Ayanami Faerudo

18 comments:

  1. I use Twitter mostly, but I understand being shy on social media! It's hard to make yourself go out there and chat with people. Also I love your spine poetry!

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  2. Loving your book poem! It's the first one I've seen today, but it worked out so well. Some boys die for me =P
    Anyways, I rolled my eyes at the idea of having Twitter, but ended up loving it! Commenting on a blog generally forces you to one topic, but twitter really allows you to learn the people you blog with a lot better.

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    1. Twitter does get conversations going.

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  3. Nice Book poem! I tend to use instagram and twitter the most when it comes to social media. I find it a lot easier to connect with other bloggers and authors. I haven't even attempted to speak to publishers, I am incredibly shy so I have to work up the nerve to put myself out there.

    Tina, The Bookworm

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    1. It is nerve-wracking talking to them, isn't it?

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  4. Wonderful book poem. I like the interaction on Twitter more than any other social media outlet myself. I know that Instagram is all the rave right now, but I have found that particular community more self centered than some others.

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    1. Well, I try to post things on IG on point with books, food and things like the old stuff my grandparents collected over the years. XD

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  5. I love your Spine poem! I think mine is a bit dark as well, but I suck at poetry! I was initially very nervous about connecting with anyone on social media but have slowly grown more comfortable with it all. Especially Tumblr is such a good place to just have fun on! I'm now following you on pretty much everything, but please don't feel stalked! Thanks for sharing :) Can't wait to read the rest of your BEA posts!
    My BEA post
    Juli @ Universe in Words

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    1. Ah stahp! I'm going to follow you on everything, too. XD

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  6. I totally understand being shy about social media, although I'm trying to do better. Slowly but surely I'm making some connection. Great post. Ashley at Chronicles

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  7. Me too I am super shy but I'm working on it too mostly with Twitter. Your poem is awesome! :)

    Cierra @ Books Ahoy

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    1. Twitter is great for chats! And thank you!

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  8. It's hard for shy people like us to get out there and connect with others, which is why I love events like ABEA so much! Makes it so much easier, plus we all have the love of books in common so that helps too. Love your spine poem!

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