Do Not Comment on this post on Social Media! If you feel the need to comment, follow the link to my website and blog section, then comment under the post. I am stepping back from social media for a time for my mental health. I'm re-evaluating my presence on social media because all my marketing … Continue reading Stepping Back From Social Media
Added two more books to write to my repertoire, two firsts-a science fiction novel and a children's book! Very excited about these new projects. Also, recently, I've had people contacting me blind then get offended when I asked for particulars. Basic etiquette is introduce yourself first, reason for contacting and thanking. This is just … Continue reading Update September 2015: New Books, No Social Media, Etiquette
Sometimes one needs to step back and reassess how they spend their time. Recently I came to the conclusion I could not continue on some social media sites, such as Facebook and Google Plus. Due to the upcoming elections, posts and comments are so vitriolic as to cause me to wonder just who these people … Continue reading Facebook Fasting
Over the years I've tried starting Fundraisers for various foundations, organizations, disasters and those in need. I'm poor myself, being on Social Security for the past fifteen years or so, so I'm aware of how much even a little bit can help in dire straights. I've donated whatever amounts I can afford. No, my books … Continue reading People Are Selfish
I performed a basic experiment on the popularity of social media websites by creating two different accounts on tumblr. I long wondered why my website and this blog still wasn't getting visits, likes, shares like other sites. I did all the same things, covered a variety of interesting, relevant, current topics, like book reviews, technology, … Continue reading What is popular in social media?
Years ago (nine, to be exact) when I started blogging on a blogosphere, we, all the bloggers, were told to 'market' our posts on the different social media sites. Fast forward to today, where I'm blogging on my very own website (https://brickoneil.com/bonblog) and I've been 'marketing' and 'sharing' across different social media sites, trying … Continue reading The Problem with Social Media is People
I'm on #facebook#linkedin #tumblr #digg #reddit #G+#stumbleupon #klout #twitter and have never had great referrals for sales or blogs or books. I've always heard "you have to share, comment, re[tweet, retumble, etc], get involved." I've done that, going on five years on some accounts and my 'numbers' have never been 'out of the park'. If anything, all my involvement has gone largely unnoticed. … Continue reading Does Social Networking Work for Marketing?
Online Social Media is touted as the 'end-all-be-all' for small businesses, writers and authors. We're supposed to join twitter, facebook, linkedin and hundreds of other outlets in order to gain hundreds of thousands of buyers in a short amount of time. Or the self-advertising media monsters inform us. Seems to me, the most aggressive followers … Continue reading Social Media is a Fickle Thing
Ok, so maybe it's because i'm not hip or fashionable enough to understand social media. There are a ton of articles, "Marketers", "Social Media Experts" and so on extolling the endless virtues and possibilities of social media. They post rules of engagement, do's-and-don'ts, What to say/write/post and what not to and so forth. Seems an … Continue reading Social Media and the “Hip-Factor”