Thank 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.
- Margot at Joyfully Retired wrote an excellent post pointing out the uses of a ton of different social media sites. Her post is a great overview!
- Dawn at She Is Too Fond of Books took a smiliar tactic and explained the way she uses several different social media sites.
- Kay at Kay’s Bookshelf also has a good post listing a number of different social media sites she uses and has used.
- Alessandra at Out of the Blue wrote about how she learned to use Delicious while writing her thesis.
- Kim at Sophisticated Dorkiness wrote about how she uses Delicious for her blog and to help with the Blog Improvement Project.
- Sheree at Just Books posted a few links about Delicious for more information.
- Heather at Belle of the Books defines some of the most common Twitter lingo and some odd experience she’s had watching people use the service.
- Cathy at Kittling:Books wrote about her experience as a new Twitter user, including some useful add-ons and tools.
- Bermudaonion at Bermudaonion’s Weblog is a very active Twitter user, and her post talks about some of the benefits she see has experience as a blogger who tweets.
- Florinda at The 3R’s Blog is also big on Twitter and has good advice for auto-updates.
- 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.
- Rebecca at RebeccaReads wrote an in-depth post about the pros and cons of LibraryThing versus Shelfari.
- David at DDubsReads pointed to another book-related social media, GoodReads, and commented on Twitter.
- Coversgirl at Between the Covers also wrote about joining LibraryThing.
- Sharon at SherMeree’s Musings also wrote about LibraryThing, along with her use of the Book Blogs Ning community.
- Jodie at BookGazing posted about using Ning communities to establish quality connections, it’s more than just posting your URL!
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!
- Kitten at Book Kitten admits she doesn’t want to be a slave to social networking.
- Julia at A Piece of My Mind said she mostly uses Facebook, but is going to look into new sites.
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!).