Plug in to Social Networks OR NOT

Today’s assignment: if you’re active on a social network, set up Publicize to link the account to your blog or add a widget highlighting your profile. If you’re not, explore your social options to see whether one might be helpful.

To link to WordPress OR NOT.  Who knows.

I was actually considering linking my twitter to WordPress until I had my first bad experience with Twitter last week.

I work at one of those places that you do have to worry about what you say or what ‘brand’ you are talking about. Since I am proud of where I work and what I do, I sent out a tweet about a news press release that was met by, I guess those people that like to get you going, so to speak.  I tweeted additional information only to be met with childish responses referring to quackery. Oh no–don’t go there please. When I tweeted I was done with the tread, the response was “I lost!”   Lost? I didn’t know it was a competition. Next time, if there is one, I’ll know better than to respond to a person who obviously wants a feud  and no enlightenment.

So, until I retire, hopefully in 2-3 years, I wont’ be connecting my social media with Twitter. I did notice that once you do, people have access to your blog. No, I don’t want that yet. I’m not there for followers. I follow 230 people or companies, and have only tweeted 476 times. I will however, post my name here. @julialwavesHi2. Feel free to join my hardly ever tweet list.

Funny story about the name I picked. “Julia” anything is always taken. I like the ocean [waves] although I am not a beach person. Waves encompasses both the ocean waves and waving Hi.  I had to delete my first tweet name, hence the 2. [ Julia L waves HI 2]. That’s not the funny part. My first twitter name had waves45 in it. Someone asked me if I was ‘IN’ the Army waves during the war, because of the 45. I had to confess, no, I was 45 years old at the time I decided on the name.

Well, that’s it. How did you decide to link your social media with WordPress?

Thanks for stopping by.


10 thoughts on “Plug in to Social Networks OR NOT

  1. I’ve never once even attempted to get onto a Twitter website, so you’re a lot more experienced with social networks than I am. The only one I’ve got is Facebook, and even that is reluctantly. Congrats on embarking on this new adventure of blogging though! Hope the journey goes well!

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  2. You know that is very interesting that we live in a world where we have to watch our tongues because it will directly affect your term of employment. I struggle with this I have recently created a twitter and wonder about what I should share. Then again I do have a blog so I’m not sure whats different. As a communications professional they say to create all these modes of communication and establish a presence, I guess thoughts have to be something you stand behind so if anything happens you are not stumbling to defend what you said.

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  3. I experimented with that level of automation, it didn’t work well. Different venues have different expectations as to post frequency, format, etc. It can cause more harm than good. Instead, I use Buffer, which lets me select what to send where and when. I mostly stick with the basic options, which are free.

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