Social Media Carnival (BIP Week 5)

by Kim on March 14, 2009 · 11 comments

2009bip-150x210Thank you to everyone who submitted posts for the Blog Improvement Project Social Media Carnival. We have post on a whole variety of topics, so feel free to scroll around and learn more about social media that’s interesting for you.

Some Overviews

Delicious

Twitter

Twitter was a popular tool for BIP posts. 

Facebook

  • Jack at Slightly Off-Center provided an in-depth how to post about using Facebook to promote your blog. I love this post a lot!
  • Jackie at Farm Lane Books also wrote about Facebook, specifically the Visual Bookshelf application.
  • Lisa at The Mental Mom added some information about how to import your blog into Facebook, and asks some questions about how to balance social media and blogging.

LibraryThing/GoodReads/Shelfari

Ning Communities

Still Getting the Hang of It

Some people don’t know a lot about social media, so if you’re feeling overwhelmed, you’re not alone!

Thanks again to everyone who participated, many of these posts were great overviews of how to use different social media. Check out the links, ponder your favorites, and get ready for BIP Task #6 coming your way Monday (from San Francisco!).

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

julia March 15, 2009 at 12:09 pm

Kim, I have to hand it to you. You’ve consistently pushed me into trying new things for this entire project. I’m now on Twitter, which I resisted as being useless if a person doesn’t have a cellphone or a blackberry. But I’m positive that it will now become a favorite.

I’m a stranger in a strange land when it comes to this social media carnival – so I’ll wander from tent to tent and let the ones who know what they’re doing lead the way.

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Kim L March 15, 2009 at 9:39 pm

Great links. I read through a number of the posts, and I’m bookmarking this one to look at later. I have resisted twitter so far because I feel like I’ve got so much going already with the blog. Can anyone else comment on whether it is a timesuck or actually useful?

And facebook. Oh facebook. I have a love/hate relationship with facebook. I’m just going to leave you a link to my recent post on facebook, although I did not specifically write it for BIP.

Thanks for putting so much work into this. Although I haven’t participated yet, I have been following your project with interest.

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monnibo March 16, 2009 at 12:41 am

Oh hell. I always miss the deadline. Mine is in draft to post for tomorrow morning. UUUGHHH

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Lynn March 16, 2009 at 9:30 pm

I just left you an “award” on my site.

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Jack March 17, 2009 at 8:53 am

How informative! This page deserves a bookmark… great for reference!

Thanks Kim :)

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bermudaonion March 18, 2009 at 3:32 pm

Great wrap up post!

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Cathy March 19, 2009 at 1:27 am

Don’t look now, Kim, but you’ve just received an award!

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Sherrie March 20, 2009 at 2:14 pm

Hi Kim,
I was wondering if Eons would considered Social Media? Would love to know, because I have been at Eons for about 2 years. The same with Cafe Mom. If you want you can send me an email or just stop by my blog. Thanks lots for all the info! Have a great day!!

Sherrie

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Kim March 15, 2009 at 6:46 pm

Thanks Julia! I’m still figuring out Twitter, but I think it is fun. Make sure to follow the bloggers that wrote about it, they are good examples to learn from. Social media is hard to just “learn,” but I think seeing good examples always helps.

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Kim March 16, 2009 at 9:13 am

No worries — I’m going to so a second Carnival at the end of March, so I’ll include it then. I should have posted a reminder about the deadline, but it slipped my mind too!

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Kim March 17, 2009 at 10:48 am

Thank you for the Facebook link; I think I am going to do a second Carnival at the end of March, so I’ll just include this one there.

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