This week's topic is less of my opinion and more of a discussion (hence the short post) that I hope you can get involved in, because I think the majority you will know a lot more about this than me! This week's topic was inspired by Jasmine who runs Sweetaholic Beauty, after she left her comment on last week's "What do you think?" Wednesday about the influence followers and comments have on your blogging presence.
When I first decided to make a blog I couldn't have dreamed about what it might lead to and the way in which it could turn out. As my blog developed and I began to follow other people's blogs I discovered that for some people their blog was more like a business! With their blog to run, PR interest, emails to respond to and a twitter/facebook/youtube account to run it almost became a part time job for them!
The way my blog is now takes up a significant portion of my life to run it to my satisfaction, and that is solely the reason that I haven't made a twitter or facebook account. I am very much aware that with other social media sites come more followers, which of course would be nice, but I don't think I have the time and energy to keep up with another platform!
There are of course, other perks associated with these sites, not just an increase in followers and traffic. As far as I am aware, please correct me if I am mistaken, twitter allows for bloggers to discuss things as a large group. Of course this can be done on someone's blog, but I imagine it would be so much easier to find these discussions on twitter in the first place, and so much easier to participate in. Not only that, but twitter and facebook are just different environments for discussion and interaction that I think some people find less intimidating and easier to be a part of.
My question, for all of those who have a blog in addition to another account like twitter/facebook etc, is are those accounts worth having? For someone like me, who feels like that haven't much additional time to spare, would you recommend me signing up for other social media sites? What are some of the benefits that I am not aware of and are they worth the time and effort you might put into keeping up with it all?