Ah, social media day. Where would we be without it? Did you know there is a college degree in becoming a social media celebrity? Say what you want about the negatives of social media, I would have less friends and adventures without it.
My main reason of joining Facebook was “all the runners” were on it. It is true, I’ve met new friends and had new trails to find since finding Facebook. I’ve “unfollowed” quite a few people in the last year. (Psst! Come over and LIKE my FB Blog Page pleease!)
I’ve been on Twitter since…2007? My Twitter surfing seems to come and go. Twitter has been useful in “watching” trail races via friends and irunfar live tweeting of races. Of course, the best Twitter hashtag feed is #BM100, which is following the ever growing popular Barkley Marathons in April. I’m on Twitter as @kim_today!
One of my Project 50 goals was “to figure out Instagram“. I think I did! I started following German Shepherd Dogs, and my feed got far more interesting! I learned that using relevant hashtags to my interest helps me find interesting folks to follow. My Instahandle is https://www.instagram.com/kim.today/
I haven’t really gotten there with old Google Plus yet. Nope. Just took another look. I have a profile there, but I just don’t get it. Any tips for Google Plus?
I love Pinterest! I have lots of boards on all sorts of things I like. I don’t seem to get any more traffic to my blog from Pinterest, but I do get great ideas and recipes to try.
I thought I would figure out Snapchat in 2016, but then Instagram came out with “Stories” so I deleted my Snapchat account. Not knowing what someone’s user name was on Snapchat was just too hard to follow. Then IG just copied Snapchat, so I just stayed on IG. (I still don’t know how to make a “story” on IG.)
The MP3 Player is a Zune. Yes, it is an ancient antique invented and abandoned by Microsoft. I still love podcasts, but as my health has changed, my interests have changed a bit, and I have found new podcasts to enjoy.
New Podcasts This Year:
The Hamilcast: I discovered Hamilton An American Musical last year. Yes, it is everything it is hyped to be. I’ve recently finished Hamilton by Ron Chernow-the biography that inspired Lin Manuel Miranda to write the musical. I have not seen the musical but am optimistic about maybe getting a ticket when the show travels to Cleveland. The Hamilcast is an energized fan girl podcast about Hamilton. It has become the unofficial podcast of Hamilton, and many of the latest podcasts are interviews with the actors in the show!
A highly produced show from New Hampshire public radio, Outside In produces podcasts about nature-to bring the outdoors to you, where ever that may be. The shows are varied and well written.
As I prepare for my first bike tour, I was happy to find the Pedal Shift podcast. Tim is from the DC area, and has produced quite a few shows on the trails I am going to ride, the C&O Towpath and the Great Allegheny Passage! I’ve picked up quite a bit of knowledge from him.
What are your favorite social media sites?