Heisui’s Thoughts: Social Media for Dramas / I Got a Twitter
Social media is something both drama bloggers and drama fans use to interact with each other & to get the latest drama updates. Many drama bloggers & fans have Twitter accounts, FB pages/accounts, Google+ pages/accounts, tumblrs etc. In my experience the majority has a Twitter account, and a good handful of them have a tumblr. There are some obvious reasons for having extra social media platforms aside from your blog:
- Promoting your blog’s content–Connecting to other platforms is often seen as a way of creating new networks and drawing in new readers to your blog. Having other platforms shows that you are making the effort to promote your blog. Many people post updates with links to their latest posts to promote their content and sometimes they share fellow bloggers’ content.
- Having alternate ways of writing about dramas and other interests–Each website/platform has a different experience attached to it. While WordPress is a satisfactory means of writing for me, many bloggers prefer to have both a main blog along with a Tumblr. Their Tumblrs are usually more picture-heavy and can also include other interests aside from dramas.
- Communication and accessibility
- To get lurkers to come out from the shadows–Just kidding. But no really, I searched (I ADMIT IT sometimes I search my blog to see what comes up 😉 ) #Mydramatea on Twitter and found some tweets sharing a link to my posts & comments relating to my blog. The thing that was surprising is that a lot of these tweets were by people that I’m pretty sure have never commented on my blog, AKA lurkers. That’s right, I know you lurkers are there BWAHAHA.
As you may have noticed, I never really got into social media despite all of its potential & functionality for drama bloggers. The thing is that I think the main point of social media is for communication, not just promotion. The social media accounts should primarily be used to encourage contact/discussion with other drama fans, which would then in turn promote your blog as well. But for me, my WordPress comment box is just as good as any other means of liking/commenting. I also feel like having too much social media accounts only makes things more complicated than they should be. I like to keep it simple.
BUT, long story short……..I caved in and ended up getting a Twitter account for my blog. O___O” I decided to just go for it and give it a try, although prior to this I had been scoffing at hashtags & was convinced Twitter was not my thing. If I end up not liking it, I could always stop using it or delete the account. We’ll have to see how it goes! At first I tried to make my username “heisui” only to find out that it’s already taken, darn it! Instead I made my username “MyDramaTea”. It was kinda freaky when I was making my account because Twitter predicted all these other drama bloggers to follow. IT KNEW ME………
So if you have a Twitter account, you can follow me @Mydramatea! Tweet tweet at me! (Even you lurkers) Show me Twitter is worth it! 😉 And I would like to ask you all, do you use any social media for dramas? If so, why do you use the platforms that you’re on? Have you found many drama fans on them?