Facebook. Twitter. Pinterest. Polyvore...
Social media has been exploding for some time now, and it does not seem to be slowing down any.
I find it rather intimidating, all in all. I have been using Facebook personally for a few years, but just recently started a page for Candykins Crafts. I am surprised at how different it is to use Facebook for a blog/craft business than it is for personal socialising. I am very much still figuring it out. It is not really going anywhere at present.
After the market flop, I decided to up my involvement in Etsy. I had been wanting to, but had just not had the time leading up to the markets. I am still seeing Candykins Crafts as a hobby that will hopefully pay for itself, rather than a business to make money out of. Even so, I enjoy connecting with other crafters around the world, and making new friends, supporting and encouraging each other. I had been engaging in the blog world for a while, engaging in the Etsy community just takes it up a step.
I joined a few Etsy teams, and have been getting involved in discussion threads and the like. It's time-consuming, but I'm getting there. Anyway, through the Etsy team discussions, I was encouraged to join Twitter. I had been holding off joining Twitter too, as it is just another thing to do. But...I joined, and I totally feel like a child on the first day of school. It's so foreign to me, so much more to learn. I do not want to just tweet new listings and treasuries, but to encourage interaction with other crafters and creatives. But it is also time-consuming and a bit confusing.
So...just wondering - which social networking sites do you use? How do you use the sites? Which ones do you prefer and why? Do you use them just for personal socialising, or for promoting a business or blog?
I would love to hear your thoughts. Thanks :)