Today's post is not directly about books but more on talking about books. In the last days I thought a lot about book blogging in general and about the social media sites I use. I felt like something was missing from blogging that made it less fun than before. I wondered if maybe I needed to change something on the blog, but then I realized that the problem wasn't blogging but the abundance of my social media activities.
I realized that I spend too much time on social media sites like twitter and not enough time with reading books & visiting book blogs/vlogs. Don't get me wrong, I love talking with other readers on twitter and other sites. But I don't want it to be my primary source of contact. Because reading blogs and leaving comments is more fun to me than trying to write down things in less than 140 letters. There are some other, more personal things that bothered me in the last weeks when I visited certain social media sites and hopefully I will no longer encounter these things.
And it's not only twitter. I also use goodreads, facebook, google+, and, and, and ... . I think that maybe the more social media platforms I use, the less I actually say because I always rush over things, comments and posts. So in the future I will limit my social media activity and concentrate on a few sites. And I will concentrate more on my blog/vlog, blogs by other readers, goodreads and on reading. Of course I will continue to visit twitter and fb because I have fun there and on these sites I can have great conversations with other people who love to read. But I will limit the time I spend on social media sites.
Do you sometimes also feel like the more social media sites you use, the less you actually communicate with others? What are your solutions?
And which sites are your favourites to talk with other readers and about books?