Social Media Networking – Is it working?


Social Media Networking – Is it Working?

I just spoke to a writer friend who is frustrated with the promises that the Social Media world makes.

I remember when I first “dipped into” the Social Media world. I was told that it would further my cause; people all over the world would hear what I was doing.  Sounded good – so I naively went in head first.

So the question does this new form of networking actually work?

I am as interested as you (maybe more) so I am casually polling people. Sorry folks no scientifically constructed survey.

Here’s what I have found out so far:

  • People are happy with Social Networking because they are making connection; friendships are being formed  out of those connections.
  • Many of my writer friends are finding that 1) more people are reading their stuff and commenting 2) they are connecting up with some fabulous writers 3) some have joined on-line writing “tribes” 4) over time book sales are up (not in huge numbers but they are creeping up).
  • Those with similar careers are connecting and sharing information- maybe getting advice pertaining to a situation confounding them at work
  • Mom’s groups are being established.
  • I am an advocate for special needs kids and just connected with a “site” for those involved with that community.

So far it seems that Social Media Networking has a value in making CONNECTIONS

Check back- I’m going to continue to dig around and see what this Social Media Animal is all about…

Photo: Webtreats  (license Creative Commons)

Published by moondustwriter

Thank you for visiting Moondustwriter. One of the many exciting things I've had the honor of doing is writing with an E. African team that is developing elementary curriculum for African children. As a writer, it is a thrill to help children (on all continents) who want to learn. I've been part of the blogging community for more than 10 years. Some old timers may remember the award winning (2011 Twitter Shorty ) blog community - One Stop Poetry. I was the co-producer of that fast growing blog community. I am a published writer, poet, artist and photographer. I have written, as well as edited, for periodicals, radio, blogs and fellow writers. There are many facets to this moon - thanks for stopping by.

9 thoughts on “Social Media Networking – Is it working?

  1. Good post. Some food for thought.. Hmm… I think the true value of social media goes beyond establishing connections (which truly IS wonderful). I’ve enjoyed people sharing some pretty amazing art with others across the globe through blogging and micro blogging. Often in posts words combine with images, background info, even audio and video on some sites. So for me value exists in web publishing and its potential for creativity. Still, definitely by far most important, is being part of a supportive peer-community that trumps everything I just said. lol Thanks, Leslie 🙂

    Also, very cool you connected with that autism site

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    1. Ah, of course, a book lncuah! Thus the title..:)I googled your friend and read a bit about her fascinating life and her new book. I will add it to my need to read’ list!

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      1. Matt and Joey – Wow, Ash, this stuff is gorgeous! Do you take the phtoos in B&W or convert them later? Do you play with the levels in your photo software or leave them exactly as you took them? This reminds me so much of the photography classes I took in high school, but your work is AMAZINGly better than anything I ever did. Keep up the good work!

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      2. Competitive. Insurance rates should be competitive vis-a-vis other insurance Quotes Chimp selling similar lines of insurance. Otherwise, no customers will come knocking on the company’s door.

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  2. Hi babe yes, I think it does work otherwise I would not have met half of the wonderful people I know today if we did not have social sites, and YOU are one of them xxx

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  3. I have felt very enriched in this particular blogging community and I have used facebook to stay connected with family and friends in ways I hadn’t imagined.

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