Facebook vs Twitter: Which Is Best For Your Blog?
With millions of people using Facebook and Twitter on a daily basis, it’s rapidly becoming one of the most effective ways to connect with others. These days, every man-and-his-dog are Facebooking or Tweeting, it’s everywhere you look.
As a new blogger, who didn’t even know how to use Twitter or Facebook, the last few months have been a bit of a learning curve. Being a ‘baby’ in the blogging world, I’m still trying to get my head around the social networking sites and, some days, am tearing my hair out in frustration. For me, it doesn’t come as natural as for others, so, my question is; which one works best for your blog?
As a new ‘baby’ blogger I realize how important having a Facebook and Twitter account are. After all; I started writing (blogging) as a way to put my thoughts on paper (computer screen) and through this, connect with other women. As a baby duckling thrown in the water, I discovered very quickly, there probably isn’t a better way to connect with other, like minded women, than through Facebook and Twitter.
“Facebook – A social utility that connects people with friends and others.”
“Twitter – A social instant messaging system that lets a person send brief text messages to connect with friends and others.”
As you can see, they both have the same purpose but are completely different from each other. Which one would be better to use? A friend of mine stated: “Facebook is where you find the people you know, Twitter is where you find the people you should know.” Hmmm, interesting, still not helpful in deciding between the two for my blog. I guess that both are equally important in different ways but as I have found it to be very time consuming, I thought that -perhaps- I could get away with just using one of them. I don’t know, what do you think?
Is Facebook or Twitter more beneficial in connecting with others? If you use both- how do you manage this?
- Easy to navigate and update, link to and promote anything
- Reach far beyond your inner circle of friends
- One feed pools all users; anyone can follow anyone else unless blocked
- Pure communication tool, rapid responsiveness
- Very interactive, extensible messaging platform
- Application mash up; find people, make connections, email, instant messaging, image/video sharing, etc.
- Most people can quickly grasp the value of connecting with friends, family and established contacts; some people report they use Facebook instead of email
- More emphasis on deep connections with others vs. who has the most connections (more quality instead of quantity)
- Inherit stickiness, third party applications, “gift giving” and personal data collection make Facebook a powerful advertising platform
- More transparent and therefor it feels like you are able to make deeper connections with people
To me, at times, it’s mind boggling and I’m trying to take baby steps and learn along the way. With Twitter, I like the way you are able to instantly connect with others; it’s like texting all the people you know at once. It’s also very addictive and I find myself checking my Twitter account all time to find out what others are up to at that moment. With that said, I’m still trying to work out everything and discover how it all works.
To be completely honest with you, I’m having more trouble with Facebook and I’m probably the only person on earth that doesn’t ‘get’ everything (so my 9 year old keeps telling me). I love the ‘share’ and ‘like’ option, enabling me to share articles and people that interest me and could be of benefit to others. But I’m not completely sure how the ‘like’ button works exactly. Then, there is the photo issue, how on earth do I get my picture to show when I leave a comment?
Yep…sigh..baby-new to facebook, and I’m blonde…maybe that explains it all??
The aim of writing this blog is to reach out and connect with other women, and I do believe that’s achievable with both Twitter and Facebook. I really like the option of sharing other women’s writing and articles as well, and I can see that with Facebook this will have a deeper connection.
You can see I’m kinda stuck a little….
With all of this in mind, I’d thought to reach out into the blogging world, and ask you ladies – How do you find using Facebook and Twitter? Which one do you prefer?
I’d love to hear your comments, it will help tremendously and will help shed some light for this blogging-baby
As always, thanks for taking the time to read.
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