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How I am using Social Media differently in 2022 (Part Two)

Hi there, and welcome back to the blog.


Thank you very much for taking the time to read this week’s article. I hope you enjoy it, and if you do, hopefully, we will see a lot more of you here in the very near future.


This week I am continuing on from the topic last week where I shared how I will be using social media differently in 2022. In the first article, I discussed how I will be using Twitter, Facebook and Instagram differently from how I did in 2021. If you haven’t read part one yet, no problem, you can click here and go back and read it whenever you want.


This week I will be talking about the rest of the platforms I am on and how I plan to use them in 2022.





Pinterest


Okay, so strictly, I won’t be using this any differently than I have, mostly because I’ve never really used Pinterest and have only set up my account on the platform properly in 2022. To be even more honest, I’m not sure I have any idea how it works. I also currently boast 0 followers on the platform, so if you feel like it, you could click the link above and connect with me there. I’d appreciate it.


In 2022:


Well, Pinterest only allows you to post pictures, doesn’t it? So, I will be posting as many photos as I can on the platform until I get a sense of how it works and take it from there. Currently, I am trying to post up to 10 times per week on the platform in an effort to get noticed, and I am currently receiving around forty views per month on my profile. But, again, I have no idea whether this is good or bad. So, bear with me while I spend most of the year trying to figure this one out!


TikTok

I am aware that I am a nearly thirty-year-old man and way too old to be on this platform, but let’s just face reality. It’s great fun. I am enjoying all the new trends on the platform and trying out a few more of the basic ones. To be honest, too, I really like keeping up to date on the music that’s popular now, even if I might not like it all. It’s still nice to keep track of what’s popular. Apparently, it’s songs with a good hook and nothing else; who knew?


In 2022:


I’ve just joined this platform recently too, but I understand it much more than some previous one’s I’ve mentioned * looks passive-aggressively at Pinterest *. I’m going to keep enjoying this one and post trending videos. I’m enjoying it right now, but I’m not sure it will turn into anything more than just a bit of fun now and again.


YouTube


By now, you will have noticed the trend of using the term differently very liberally in this blog post.


I have a Youtube Channel; I just haven’t posted any videos on it yet, and as of now, I have zero subscribers to it…though again…any help at all is appreciated. I know that YouTube is an essential platform for writers and authors to build their communities, though I know I have a lot of work to do to be comfortable on camera. So I’m hoping by making shorter video content on TikTok it will build my confidence in making longer-form videos on YouTube, and hopefully, I will start posting videos on the platform in the very, very near future.


In 2022:


In 2022 I will be working on just being comfortable in front of the camera and making videos to post to YouTube. I feel it will be a great way to connect with people, and I’d love to start building a platform over on YouTube.


The amount of time each day that people view videos means that it would be ridiculous to miss out on the opportunity to start making content over there.


LinkedIn


Again, James? You’re taking liberties with the word differently again?


Okay, I apologise. I never really considered LinkedIn a good place to be as a writer until I connected with someone after I was on the panel of a webinar in December 2021. So, earlier this month, I decided to dive straight in and create a LinkedIn profile specifically for my writing.


In 2022:


I see LinkedIn in much the same way as I view Twitter and Facebook. However, I imagine that I will be posting very different types of content on LinkedIn than I would on say…TikTok or Pinterest.


I hope to build my connections on LinkedIn rapidly and connect there with other writers/authors and other industry professionals while trying to limit the types of marketers I let into my network. I like how you choose to connect or decline invitations of connections from others on LinkedIn, and it gives you more of a say in who you are connected with.


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That concludes part two of how I will be using my social media platforms differently in 2022. Again, I apologise for taking liberties with the word differently in this post, as most of the platforms I have named above are one’s that I will be using in this way for the first time.


In any case, I hope that you have enjoyed reading this article, and if some of you would like to connect with me on one of the platforms mentioned in either part one or part two of this mini-series of blog posts, you are more than welcome.


I’ll leave you with that, and once again, thank you for taking the time to read this week’s article. I appreciate it so much.


Until next time.


Warmest regards,


James.

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