It is so time-consuming, how does a runner keep up?
So here’s my two sense:
- A great way to make connections.
- Commenting allows for feedback.
- Link-ups exists to help attract traffic.
- An alternative to a Running Journal or Log.
- Share your race reviews and read others’.
- Time consuming.
- So many running blogs already exist.
- Repetitive Content.
- Non-experts posting expert advice.
- I try to post a few times a week. But lately, my time has limited me to only link-ups.
- I try to read those in the link-ups but not all and though I read them, I do not always comment on all those I read.
- I read and comment from my phone which has its limitations.
- It’s quick and easy.
- It’s happy for the most part: running selfies, scenery, etc.
- Quick and easy to add up to 10 photos and hashtag as desired.
- Can link to your blog, FB, Twitter.
- Long posts and a zillion hashtags.
- My favorite.
- I post many of my pics here and a smaller selection on FB and even fewer on the blog.
- I may “like” a lot of the posts but do not comment often.
- A great way to stay up-to-date with those you do not see in person.
- Can use for your personal profile as well as your blog.
- Can be part of groups.
- Tagging for sharing photos and posts.
- Find out about events and products.
- Too many posts with annoying memes and political views.
- So many posts that you can easily miss those that are important.
- Annoying Ads.
- For my blog, I only link the posts to FB.
- For my personal profile, I post selected photos for those friends I do not see in person.
- My running friends and I have a group where we organize our weekly runs and race-cations.
- I also belong to other groups that interest me i.e. hiking, waterfalls, etc.
- Short and sweet.
- Limited to a small number of characters.
- Over used (how many times a day do some people have to tweet?)
- I rarely go to Twitter unless directed to.
- I only link my blog posts to my account. Otherwise I rarely post here.
- Can track your mileage and pace.
- Can connect with and follow other runners.
- Syncs to your devices such as Garmin.
- Lots of challenges.
- Another account!
- Have to connect your tracking device to it or upload the content.
- I rarely go to Strava unless I have to…ie a virtual race or challenge.
- However, when I do use my GARMIN (races only), it syncs here.
No matter which one or ones you use, here’s some advice on how to deal:
- Be prepared for negative people.
Either ignore them or unfriend/follow them.
- Find the right balance.
Do not spend so much time on social media and neglect others things that may be more important.
- Know when to take a break.
Sometimes, you just have to shut it down for a few days or even weeks.
Happy Running! Which social media do you use? Which one is your favorite? Please share.
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