Armchair Bea Day Two: Visual Expressions and Social Media
When I first began blogging, I was very timid which meant there was no tweeting or additional social media of any kind. Eventually I began using Tumblr and had some fun with it, but then found a review of mine involved in some drama. That's so not my scene. With that, the Tumblr was promptly deleted. I have no problem with disagreements or anyone sharing their opinion, but where I draw the line is when people are mean just for the sake of being mean. They aren’t interested in calmly and concisely sharing why they disagree. Instead they want to call you out with profanity-laced rants. In the interim, I did join Twitter and a long-lasting social media love affair began. I can admit, I’m a tiny bit obsessed with Twitter. But the real question for this topic is meant to address whether or not as a blogger, social media has helped.
Goodreads is also another popular choice. I really like it for chatting with friends about our current reads, but for a library app, my go-to is Libib (it can be downloaded in most any app store). It's easy to use (you can create libraries by genre / author, whatever you like) and all you do is scan your book barcode into the system. The reason this is so awesome is that it makes book shopping (at a store) super simple. If you're not 100% sure if you own a book, all you do is scan the barcode. If you're like me, sometimes you double buy. This app helps eliminate that.