There are so many social networks these days, if any artist were to devote equal amounts of attention to all of them, they’d never make any art! You’d be spending all your time Tweeting, Facebooking, Tumblr-ing, LinkedIn-ing, Google Plussing, and so on. On the other hand, if all one ever does is blanket every social network with the same posts, it ends up repetitive and bland.
So what I try to do is to make this, my blog on orrenmerton.com, my hub on the internet, and to make sure that my blog posts are spread out to all the various other networks on which I have a presence. From there, I then make personal comments on one or more of the individual networks. So there’s a fair amount of repetition, but there’s also unique communication on each network, just not so much that I can never get anything done.
Along those lines, Facebook just came out today with the Facebook for WordPress plug-in (this blog is a WordPress blog). I mention this because I’m trying it out now—it not only connects my blog to Facebook, but ties the comments into Facebook as well. What does this mean for comments from people not logged into Facebook, you ask? Honestly, I’m not sure, since I’m always logged into Facebook. But if you aren’t logged into Facebook and can’t leave a comment, you can always contact me via the contact me via the Contact page and I’ll see if there’s any settings I can tweak. But hopefully, this will ultimately help make my blog more social, while also helping cut down on extra maintenance and repetition. We’ll see.