Creating a successful social platform
I was surfing around today promoting my book and generally have a good old look at 'what's out there' and I came across this visual which I thought could be handy for all of us when building our social platforms.
Now, I know that we are told not to spend 'too' much time with the social platforming but with my book it has become vital that I extend my web and my hooks across the seven seas.
I am also using this blog to play with a few image techniques so bear with me. I am not as good as BIS, lovely Beverley, with this stuff (more a content writer myself) However let's move on.
FACEBOOK - Can't stand it myself but for those that like facebook, here's a graphic
TWITTER - Fast becoming my platform of choice, I love the scope and the immediacy of this platform. I have had interest from around the world on my book within minutes and I enjoy searching the 'hashtags' on various issues and following 'key' people that enhance my platform strength.
For any newbies I recommend watching this video tutorial
PINTEREST - I must admit I was slow on the uptake with this one as it seemed full of woman and art and design and collectables but I have realised that a) there's a lot more to the boards than that and b) women, great, they are the consumers among us.
Again I feel a tutorial is beneficial as Pinterest is far more powerful than you may know.
GOOGLE+ - Another platform that I found tricky and to be honest still do, I need to spend more time here. We build our circles and we share our 'G+ addresses' but to be honest I have found that I am inundated with blogs, posts and pictures from tens of people. I think this is because we are told to share everything in WA but I do find that my G+ notification board can get loaded with minutiae. I have had to delete some people as I am getting 20 to 30+ posts a day coming in. Still learning this one.
I found this graphic quite interesting as I didn't really feel there were time limits or windows to these various platforms but I guess the graphic below shows that there is.
So there you have it, pick a platform or hopefully learn them all and try to spend a short amount of your time each WA session building these out.
I have found it quite amazing in the people I have met and the comment I have recieved....
Get your share buttons on your posts and get sharing....