Social media continued its rapid growth in 2011. Many freelance writers are active users of social media, me included. In 2011 I focused on this blog, Twitter, and Linkedin, with some attention to Google+.
2011 Social Media Statistics Infographic
Mat Siltala over at Dream Systems Media made a very cool infographic from data presented over at AdAge. (The graphic is copyrighted by Mat and reproduced with permission.) This post continues below the graphic…
My Social Media Strategy in 2011
I placed a lot of emphasis on developing good relationships on Twitter with freelance writers, other types of writers, and other business people. I’ve been quite active there engaging in conversations and sharing posts and other important information from quality people.
I also put a lot of effort into LinkedIn and it’s paid off with multiple paid projects. You can read my post about why freelance writers must be on LinkedIn for all the details.
Finally, I joined Google+, but I’ve only been modestly active there.
My Social Media Strategy in 2012
I’ll continue my efforts with Twitter and LinkedIn, and I’ll likely finally put Productive Writers on Facebook. I’m also considering learning more about Google+ and evaluating its usefulness for possible increased emphasis.
Connect With Me on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Google+
The Twitter and Google+ buttons are near the top of the sidebar, and here are those links again:
And here’s the URL of my LinkedIn profile:
If you have an ethical business and your profile is filled out, I’ll likely follow/circle you on Twitter and Google+.
I’m more particular about LinkedIn. Please send a personalized connection request and explain how you know me and what we have in common.
How active are you on social media and which have you found most beneficial? How important is it to your freelance writing or other business? Your personal life? What are your social media plans for 2012?