Blogging 201: Dig Deep Into A Social Network

Today’s Assignment: pick one social network you’ll use to help grow your blog and connect it to your site. Then, outline a a 30-day plan for how you’ll use it.

For today’s assignment, I will mostly utilize my existing personal Twitter account, which is configured to automatically post to my personal Facebook account as well.

I have set the following goals:

  1. Publicize all published posts.
  2. Share another blogger’s post at least once per week.
  3. “Like” another bloggers Facebook page or “follow” them on Twitter at least once per week.
  4. I added the Twitter feed widget to my blog sidebar.
  5. I added my blog’s URL to my Twitter profile.

An unrelated improvement that I made today was implementing my first weekly feature.  🙂

Happy Monday!

Invisible Pain Warriors

Social Media Hiatus

A little over a week ago, I made the decision to take a break from social media.  Yes, I am now officially on hiatus from Facebook and Twitter.  I may share my blog posts there but for now, I am sticking with my decision not to log on, check messages, etc. until further notice.  Any comments on my blog posts will not be visible to me unless they are posted directly through WordPress.

A break from social media may sound like no big deal to some people but for me it has been huge.  Since chronic pain moved in (uninvited) and decided to take up residence in my life, my contact with the outside world has diminished.  I have never been a social creature, so that consequence of chronic pain isn’t all that devastating for me.  However, when my life started to change, I found myself turning to social media for support, social interaction, education, and raising awareness for Endometriosis, chronic pain, and a few issues that go along with it.  That part has been great and I have met some wonderful people along the way.  Continue reading