We love Social Media

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Our blog is three years old in February – we can’t believe it, the time has gone so quickly. I was just 14 months when it was launched, I am now four!

Social Media

One of the parts of blogging we love most Social Media. It is a very important part of our blog, and we believe everyone should have a presence across all channels. There are different reasons for everyone – for the teens in our family, it a huge part of their lives to connect them socially to their friends. Lea uses it to connect with other fans of her music idols – and has actually met up with several groups of online friends to go to gigs across the country. She is also now using it to promote her own music.

Luke uses it to display and promote his incredible art and drawings, and has had connections – and even commission requests from around the world!

I am too young yet to enjoy Social Media – but I love looking at our Instagram feed with Mummy – it has great memories of our lives. It is our favourite platform and we love sharing our photos with our friends and followers.

In todays busy world, using social media can take up soooooo much of your time – especially for bloggers and small businesses. There may be times when you could do with a little help with your channels, and there are many ways to get it.

Not everyone agrees that help with social media is ‘right’ or necessary. We believe  – as we do with everything – that it is totally, completely and utterly each persons choice. How they do things and why they do them is down to them.

Some options to give you a little extra help are scheduling social media posts, joining in Facebook support groups, (Mummy runs a little one – Blog and Social Media Promotion), and boosting interaction on Instagram. The gold old fashioned way of interacting, liking, commenting and building online relationships are also super important.

Do you use social media every day? What is your favourite platform?

17 Comments

  1. And how you have grown Pickle. I hope Santa brings you lots of nice presents. I love Instagram too and think it is my favourite x

  2. Wow three years old happy birthday! I think social media is such an integral part of having a blog but if you’re not a blogger…well then I suppose it’s very much become part of our lives anyway hasn’t it?
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  3. It is crazy looking back and realising how little children were when us parents started blogging, I had just found out I was pregnant with my son when I started and he is now 2. I do love social media but the last few months I have been neglecting it, I really need to start being more sociable in the new year xx
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  4. Ahh happy bloggiversary! I love social media, without it my blog wouldn’t have really had a platform. I think Instagram is my favourite though, I love photography and sharing other peoples day to day lives. xx
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  5. Great post. I too actually love facebook! (The bloggers side of it anyway)
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  6. Social media is so important and a great way of getting your blog out there.

  7. It is true, there are so many great pros to social media and how we use technology today. It has really enhanced the way we connect, and enabled us to not only stay actively part of friends and family’s lives, but to constantly discover new things.

  8. 3 years is a great achievement! Well done!

  9. Assuming Pickle is the kid in your sidebar and in the Instagram picture, he has grown so much! It’s crazy how fast little children grow up :)
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  10. I recognise that gorgeous face from Instagram – I’ve been following you for a while. My favourite is IG but I worry that I should be focusing on FaceBook as that is where the ladies that my blog is mainly aimed at hang out! It’s a bit of a dilemma for me!

  11. I love Instragram, it’s my favourite for taking a peek at what people are up to and recording our own lives. Big social media fans here too :) x
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  12. I use it daily for my blogging business and connecting with family and friends. Currently my favourite is Instagram
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  13. Oh we do love a bit of social media ourselves!
    We follow you on Instagram, always nice to see what you’re up to!

    I hate to admit it but I use social media EVERY SINGLE day!
    Facebook & Instagram in equal measure x
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  14. I’m a bit of a social media addict too, I’ve never been able to go without it. I like so many things about it. It does have its downfalls too of course, but if you can balance it it’s a great connection tool.

  15. What a fab post. I love social media. I would be lost without it as a blogger and freelancer.

  16. Great article. I agree, there is absolutely nothing wrong with looking for a little help and advice with social media.

    Although it’s an important part of work for many people, it’s not supposed to be a chore, it’s supposed to make our lives better. And I think that on the whole it does.

    Finding the best way of using it for yourself as an individual is part of the experience.

  17. I love social media especially Instagram. My problem is I tend to spend too much time online. Wayyy too much!
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