I put off joining any social media sites for as long as possible but then a friend said look at my pictures on Facebook. That's the only place I could view them so reluctantly I signed up. It took me ages to understand how it all worked. I even bought an idiots guide! I have far fewer 'friends' than most other people but I am picky and 'old school'. I don't just add everyone I know or come into contact with....you know acquaintances you speak to once in a blue moon. I don't have dedicated writers page there but use Facebook for my friends. I do belong to a few groups which is entirely different. These are groups for writing and other interests I have and they are very useful and informative.
I now also have a Twitter account but don't use it a great deal (though during this blog challenge I have tweeted a few times). I recently joined Google+ but I have no idea what its all about! I need an instruction book for using it!
I know social media is good for promoting yourself and that's one of the reasons I use it but I am sure I am not getting the best out of it. I much prefer blogging! I expect it's down to my age as the kids get to grips with social media so fast. It's all a learning curve but it's also time consuming. Sometimes I fear I spend too long on Facebook (and blogging) than actually writing. A writer is well able to find excuses for not getting down to business!
So, now I'm finished here I'm hopping off to Facebook after which I have my shelves to re-sort!
(prompt from www.writesofluid.com )