For this first blog feel free to talk about what you don't know about social media or your early impressions of social media
My intention with this entry is to talk freely about my reflections on my impressions of this class and my early impressions of Social Media.
I'm taking both the strategic social media and PR classes. The courses seem to run parallel and that could be confusing.
I wonder how involved with these programs I'm supposed to be. I think that the decision to take part in social media is really a decision about how much free time you want to dedicate to sitting in front of a computer of tapping away at a phone inches in front of your face. So far, I have engaged in social media in a rather limited way and on my own terms.
I have a Facebook which I use primarily for staying in touch with my friends and promoting my website. I'm a member of a number of automotive groups and if I write anything that pertains to them I post it on their wall. I write articles on the restoration of my old Ford and I cover car shows. Occasionally I get something front paged on Jalopnik.com. I use Facebook to stay in touch with my contact at Jalopnik.
I see Twitter as another avenue for me to expose people to my writing. With each new blog entry I send out tweet. On my site I encourage people to follow me on Twitter. I get emails from Ford enthusiasts from all over. I respond to each of them. My philosophy is that this time is being well spent. They took the time to read my work and contact me so the least I can do is send them a quick thank you and try to answer any question they may have.
I don't know the first thing about this.
I joined but it is not immediately apparent how this is better than my personal site.