The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, Billy @ Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer relaunched the hop on February 15, 2013. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to their own blog.
What is your favorite social media and why?
(submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews)
I’ve got to admit that I often refer to social media as the bane of my existence, but it helps with my blog, so I actively engage on Twitter and Instagram.
Twitter is the social media which I have the most followers – over 5000. I acquired these followers both naturally (mostly through blog tours) and by utilizing follow trains. Twitter frustrates me, though, because, even though I have all of those followers, my engagement sucks. Well, technically, it ranges in “Good” but I think an engagement rate of 0.05% sucks. I mostly use it for blog tours at this point in time.
So that leaves Instagram. It is definitely my favorite. I enjoy setting up a photo shoot, taking pictures, and playing with the photos, when I have time. I also enjoy creating photos using digital tools. Trying to make the digital photos look real is a fun challenge. I’ve been letting that account grow as it will, and in a year it’s grown to nearly 1,100 followers. I rarely follow people first but I do follow back most bookblog/bookstagram people and writers. My engagement rate is 5.0% which is considered “High” and I can feel that in my posts. Not all my posts have comments but they get likes and there are some conversations going every now and again. And, it is always nice when people compliment my photography 😍.
What’s your favorite social media platform and why?