Glutton for Punishment

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I’ve posted several times about how overwhelming managing multiple social media accounts can be.

Apparently I’m a glutton for punishment.  -.-

I went and signed myself up for some new networks.

If you belong to any of these networks, look me up – I’m always happy to meet new friends. 🙂

KoinUp

KoinUp is a site I found after watching an episode of Designing Worlds on photography.

My first impression is that it’s sort of like Flickr (which you can apparently cross-post to from KoinUp).

I joined a few groups and I’m giving it a few days to see how I like it.

I added KoinUp to my Feedly reader a month or so ago, and I like being able to just scan through some of the art when I have a few free moments.

I tried adding Flickr to Feedly, but they refuse to play nice together. 😦

Reddit

On the recommendation of Ever Afterr (check out her blog here), I decided to check out Reddit.

After reading through the FAQs and their posting rules, I decided to go ahead and join.

It’s kind of overwhelming at first, but I removed a bunch of subreddits and pared it down to a usable amount.

I found a book subreddit, so I’m already having fun reading everyone’s comments.

(Just FYI – I hated Anna Karenina and my favorite book of all time is a tie – To Kill a Mockingbird/Jane Eyre.)

I couldn’t find a mobile app for Reddit that wasn’t 3rd party, so I’ll have to see how useful/engaging I find it if I’m only using it when on my PC. (If you have any suggestions that work well for you, let me know.)

Ello

I signed up for Ello when it first came out, because I hate Facebook.

I haven’t been on in months, and decided to go back a few days ago to check it out.

It doesn’t seem that active for SLers – or am I missing something?

If you’re on Ello, tell me – I would love to have some active people to follow!

I also read (I think) that they are working on a mobile app, which would let me be more active.

I spend most of my time on social networks via my phone, not my PC.

Other Projects

Becky recently wrote a blog post about SEO and blogging.

In it, she mentioned Google’s Webmaster Tools.

I had tried using them months ago, but got lost in all the technicalities and just abandoned it.

I went back and tried to get back into it.

I’m still floundering.  😦

I’m also debating whether it is worth the work to get a Google+ Page in addition to my profile.

I’m also investigating some other apps that would help me manage all the social media streams.

If you have a Google+ Page or use a service like HootSuite, I’d love to hear your feedback.

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6 thoughts on “Glutton for Punishment

  1. Hey lovely, thanks so much for the link! ^_^

    If you use Reddit on a regular browser, would recommend giving the Reddit Enhancement Suite extension a try. I use it on Chrome, and it adds a lot of useful features to Reddit that cuts down on some clutter and gives some additional features: http://redditenhancementsuite.com

    I really dislike how Reddit auto-subscribes new members to a bunch of popular subforums; I unsubscribed from them all straight away. I only really participate in /r/SecondLife but it’s recommended to diversify just to ensure your account stays in good standing. Not enough time in the day though! 🙂

    1. I don’t use Chrome, but I will see if the extension works with Firefox, because – good LORD Reddit is ugly!!! I unsubscribed from all but a handful of subreddits. (I found a couple that I may have to check out as my RL self!).
      I’m not finding Reddit all that intuitive to use (maybe it’s the horrible layout?). Also, I was expecting it to be more active than it is, apparently, so I’ll give it a week or so and see how it goes. 🙂

      1. The design leaves a lot to be desired for sure. I think they intended for it to be intuitive and easy to use, but I found it to be quite cluttered before I installed RED. Didn’t get rid of the clutter completely, but it seems to have helped. Pretty sure it works on Firefox as well.

        The Second Life subreddit isn’t terribly busy, which can be somewhat of a relief after busy forums like the ones on the SL site and SLU. Their main complaint is that too many people solely use it to link back to their blogs (if you look at /r/SL that’s literally all you’ll see) – so the hope is that it becomes more engaging with good discussions and commentary. I really like it, but I don’t begrudge those who’ve moved on because of all the blog linking. Just hope that it can turn around and become all-inclusive. It makes a great forum alternative!

        1. It does work on Firefox, so yay! That small print is too hard on my old peepers. 😛 I haven’t signed up for SLU as yet, have been debating that. If it’s more active than reddit, I may do that.
          I did notice the blog linking, which I don’t mind, but then it essentially turns the sub into feed, so I can see both sides.
          I’m still feeling my way around Reddit – hopefully after a few more days, I’ll have a better handle on it. 🙂

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