Friday, June 16, 2017

Spending time

Why maintain a blog when the smart money says nobody reads them? Because it is a form that fits. I once envisioned a blogger's take on all those people's almanacs he digested and the philosophy behind them. After all, you are less likely to question the presence of the eighty thousand Sikhs in Australia if you know they have been here since 1830. I got this from watching Compass and that doesn't depend on a blogger adding his bit to the mix for value. Anyone else watching could have taken the same things away with them.

If you have a message to impart there's now not only Facebook but a host of other social media.

  1. Facebook
  2. YouTube
  4. Instagram
  5. Snapchat
  6. Tumblr
  7. LinkedIn
  8. WhatsApp
  9. Twitter
  10. TripAdvisor
The thing to take away from that though is that blogging is in the mix. Blogspot sits outside the Top Ten and Tinder, which is for a specific purpose and (presumably) time-constrained use. You don't swipe right after you've found the one.

13. Yelp
14. Flickr
15. Pinterest
16. Reddit
17. MySpace
18. GooglePlus
19. StumbleUpon
20. Foursquare/Swarm
21. Digg
22. Periscope
23. Delicious

Facebook has two thousand times more users than Delicious in Australia so why even chase these users with an easy link? Perhaps because it's easy enough to just include all the social media links in one block. As we've seen, it's possible to find many of the same discussions across platforms and you would find the same thing if your interest was in growing avocados, sewing overalls, or selling wood stoves.
LinkedIn is the primary professional site but you could promote your experience or flaunt your skills across the others. It depends what your purpose is.
Broadly it's understood that Instagram is for pictures and YouTube for videos - then if you find them amusing you might share your findings or creations onto Facebook or Twitter
Some might find MySpace's continued presence puzzling but it's really a rump as seventeenth spot signifies eighty thousand users here; more than Google+ but less than reddit

Yelp and TripAdvisor are both recommendation services; one for businesses and the other for holiday destinations
While there's a strong whiff of reciprocity among the active social media sites, the blogging platforms could designate popularity of use when it comes to posting stories and images but that doesn't mean there are ready readers


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