Social media sucks….

Friendfeed sucks…

Twitter sucks…

Facebook sucks…

Forums suck…

One way or another it all sucks.

Either it sucks your time away or if you get lucky it sucks bandwidth from your site, blog.

Often it does both and yet how do you value that time used on being social?
More so when nothing comes of it?

It’s all very well spending hours being social but if you are in the position of having to earn online it’s not helping spending it on sites like these unless there is some marketing behind it…which is part of the issue with social media not really being a “fit” with marketing…not obvious marketing anyway.

It’s been a common thing lately, this monetising issue in friendfeed, twitter etc but I mean with us as individuals.

Is it actually helping you or your work, business.

I could see a big benefit for a freelancer using social media in many ways, sharing their work etc would possibly lead to more work and could be a good move to make.

But for the majority of us?
Either it’s a fun thing or just a useful place to get interesting links etc.

So how are you using social media and how is that working for you?

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4 Responses to Social media sucks….

  1. Marti says:

    Hi Rob! I understand your frustration. It’s extremely difficult to make money online, no matter what you do! I plug my books and try to engage people, but I think the tough global economy is making it hard for everyone. I wish there was more I could do to help you. You’re a great writer and a terrific friend. All I can do is pray for you and hope things pick up soon. Keep the faith, my friend!

  2. Rob says:

    Hi Marti…

    You have a book I would recommend to others, seeing as I have read it. ;o)

    It is harder to do than people think but d-able, as I have myself made some money but I have recently given alot of consideration to the time I spend online, be it in social media or otherwise.
    You will have noticed I haven’t been that busy in twitter etc lately.

    Thanks for that comment, hope all is going well for you. :o)


  3. Anonymous says:

    I enjoyed social media back when I was a homeless rodeo clown but not any more. Now I am a world class magician !

  4. Rob says:

    I am impressed anon! ;o)

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