Armchair BEA 2015: social media

ArmchairBEA 2015

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Day 2 is about Visual Expressions and Social Media. Of the 48 books read so far this year, none is really visual apart from 1 children book. So I’ll skip this topic and focus only on

Social Media

 Here is the prompt:

How do you use social media to expand your blogging/writing horizons?  Social Media is all about networking and connections, and utilizing today’s technology to the fullest.  Make sure you mention your own social media pages. Do you have another blog, maybe a Tumblr? Have a Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook? Or maybe there’s an underrated social media program that you like.

How I use social media to expand my blogging horizons in 10 points:

  1. to find other book bloggers
  2. to follow regularly what they read and review – how could I live without Bloglovin?
  3. to comment on their posts
  4. to discover new books or authors I had never heard about
  5. to enter giveaways
  6. to spread the news about my own blog, what I read and review
  7. to invite fellow readers to enter my giveaways
  8. to share about the virtual book tours I organize on France Book Tours, and invite book bloggers. Come this way if you would be interested in posting on your own blog reviews of print/ebooks related to France – all our books are in English but set in France, or translated from the French. All genres present
  9. to spread the news about these amazing books and authors presented on France Book Tours
  10. to invite you all to participate in the numerous giveaways we have there – have you entered the one ending on May 31?

Where you can find me?

On Bloglovin, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Google +, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn.  I also have a few videos on YouTube, nothing recent though, YES, I do need to do more vlogs!

NOW YOUR TURN: How is social media important in your blogging life?



16 thoughts on “Armchair BEA 2015: social media

  1. I think one of the reasons my book blog has been successful is because of the other social media channels i use. Previous blogs were not nearly as successful.
    BTW I’ve read and reviewed a few French books from Le French Book. Girl Who Reads


  2. I should be better at using social media to promote my website more than I do. I tend to use social media though to interact with friends. It’s where I go for support, to share news, to cheer on others, and to be cheered in return. I exchange recipes, books, advice, and everything else through Twitter and Instagram. I have a Facebook page for my website, but I never get on it. Everything that posts there posts automatically through another social media site. To me, social media is an extension of myself.


    • the way you use it sounds great to me. I don’t think we need to ‘should’ ourselves with that, it’s how it makes more sense to you now and helps you connect better with others


    • you can set up your blog so that each time you post it automatically goes to facebook, twitter and google +, at least. Never too late to learn, some book bloggers share great tips. I’m almost 50, so there’s hope lol


    • I like the fact that I can use bloglovin whether on a computer, on a kindle thru the browser or on a nook through their great app. I tried a lot of different RSS after the death of the awesome Google reader. I follow hundreds of book blogs, so I had to really find something good


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