When I started blogging, in 2005, there was no Twitter, there was no Instagram. I resisted Facebook or a long time. Let me be honest, for a long time I was not one of those who would jump at a new platform. I have still not tried Snapchat. I just opened Reddit before I typed this.
Blogging has always been my first love. But gradually sponsorship came into blogging and my sponsors would ask- following on FB page, number of followers, on Twitter, Instagram and I eventually migrated to those platforms. Gradually I became faithful to Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
I do not sync my feeds across social media platforms as I feel all offer me different opportunities and audiences.
For me Twitter is the place to go for multiple updates. Even ten times a day will do! If you follow a few thousand people your feed scrolls pretty fast. That gives me the illusion that no one reads anything and I can vent, make controversial comments, political comments and do everything that I can’t on Facebook! I believe I still post pictures most!
I try to restrict my updates to one a day, unless I am traveling. But I do end up sharing more than once often. Still it will b a rare day when you see me posting 5 updates are more! Chhavi’s picture go there, but predominantly I post travel updates on my personal profile too!
I do have a FB page but since the algorithm change, my posts hardly get any traction there. Maybe I am doing something wrong, but then I don’t want to boost every random post. I joined Facebook because my students kept sending me invites! I succumbed eventually, like after a year or so!
As I didn’t get a smart phone for a long time I was not present on Instagram. My good friends from Nokia opened my account from my Lumia 1020 in Finland! It took me some time to find traction there, but I started enjoying it a lot. Now I am a regular there.
After quitting my job I was thinking if I should open a photoblog. Then I realized Instagram is my photoblog!
Even though I am on Pinterest I don’t have much clue as to what to do there. If you have some tips, let me know.
Once again I became active on Indiblogger late. But I like the community. I use it as my bookmark to read a wide variety of posts. Otherwise I would just read travel posts! Haiku was not something I thought I was interested in but my good pals on Indiblogger made sure I like it too!
I am not too good with videos. But Vine allows me to do 7 second videos and share it on Twitter easily. So that is where most of my videos go!
I have an account on Youtube too. Not very active but can’t make up my mind what to do with it! I wonder if I will make decent videos but then I can’t delete the account as well!
I am Linkedin too. But I am already fatigued! What about you? Other than blogging which social media platforms you use?
I started my India travel blog, Travel Tales from India in 2005. In 2016 I realized Travel Tales from India and Abroad better reflected my writings. I love to walk and ride in metros around the world. I have not been everywhere, I am not even close, but it is on my list. I also quit my job as a professor in 2015, it was a happening year! I did a Ph.D. from IIT Kanpur ages ago!
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