Sometimes, I feel so old! I know I’m only 38 but I swear, life is running away faster than ever and I am so confused by so much! Today, I woke up with a determination to get things on social media organised. I’ve been blogging for 5 months, and love it, but know there is so much more I can do. So….I started at 8am this morning feeling super excited and organised. 3 hours later and I swear I have more grey hairs than I started with. So many things on the internet are so confusing – and trying to figure out the different types of social media, what they do and how I can use them, is making my head spin! So, here are my top 4 things that confuse me about social media!
Right – I get Instagram. OK let me clarify that sentence. I get that Instagram is a feed of photos. Not too hard there. And I just about get hashtags – use them to get noticed! Right. It’s just – what am I supposed to be posting on Instagram? I don’t particularly have any lovely shots of the kids (for all sorts of reasons, but mainly because they are adopted, I keep their photos off the internet as much as possible.). I don’t have cute photos of babies – and I don’t particularly have any great outdoor shots. So what does that leave me with? I could always take a photo of my feet each day – one day on the sofa, one day in bed, one day on the floor. Not exciting enough though I think! I am definitely not using Instagram well!
Now, this is where I feel worse than others. See, my Mum loves Pinterest (even if she calls it Pininterest!!) and she completely gets it! The thing is – could someone please explain to me what ‘it’ is! What am I supposed to do?? I get that I can create boards with similar items – but for what purpose? What am I missing out on?? The other part is that people talk about ‘pinnable’ posts. OK, I think I understand that, but how on earth do I go about it? There are lots of posts out there that say they will explain how to do it – but not one is an ‘idiot’s’ guide from beginning to end. That’s what I really need!
I’ve been using Facebook for years and years. I have a nice little following and follow my friends. It’s great to catch up on what they are doing and it’s my go to in the morning to see what’s happening. I completely get that. But how on earth do I use it for my blog?? I have a blog page on there, and I post my blog posts, but really I could just put them on my personal feed couldn’t I? After all, it’s only my friends who read my blog posts on Facebook anyway (hi to all my lovely friends that have read this far!) What am I missing?
Hmm, I think I shouldn’t even get started on You Tube. So, I could do a video about…..well… OK, I literally don’t have anything I could do a video about. Perhaps, how I got up, got the kids up, sat on my laptop, played some games with them and cooked food. Riveting? Nope, didn’t think so. I love watching other people’s You Tube’s – in fact I’m a little obsessed with Katie from Mummy in a Tutu and Kelly from Bringing Up Georgia and love their You Tube videos – but I’m pretty sure I haven’t got anything to say anyone would spend time watching.
So really, unless it’s Twitter, I am in complete confusion. I guess I’ll just keep on trying and reading as many guides as possible in the hope that, one day, it’ll all make a bit more sense.!
I’d love to know what confuses you about social media – or if you have come across or written any idiot guides – that would be fab too!