Ha, just read this by Ryan Little and it really struck a chord...
In a post on Quora, a user wrote, "I have noticed in myself … that becoming continuously and actively involved in a new social network often leads soon to the cessation of involvement in another one." A user in the thread replied, "It's difficult for any single person to maintain relationships in more than three communities at a time, [but] I'd say that a very social, highly engaged person can manage up to nine with success."I believe the man is talking to me...currently I have a personal Facebook page for friends and family. You know, where folks you went to junior and high school get back in touch with one another and then you realize that you have nothing in common with them (of course I'm speaking hypothetically and not personally). I also have a business Facebook page for my teacher peeps and fans. Then, I belong to about ten different FB groups, but I only participate in one on a regular basis.
I also have a Google+, which I really like. It combines the best of Facebook and Twitter. Think of Google+ as your local coffee shop where you get to hangout with people who have the same interests as you. I belong to three communities there, but I'm only active on two.
Then, I have two Twitter accounts. One is for my personal tweets and one is for my business tweets. Sometimes I get the two confused, but hey, nobody is reading them anyway.
I have a Tumblr account, but I'm not really sure what I got it for. It seems a bit "artsy" for me~I guess I need to research it a bit more and find my niche over there.
I also write three blogs~one for poetry, one for my personal ramblings (this one), and one for my biz. I seem really busy, don't I?
I like it that someone (a user) has decided that nine is the magic number. I'm not there yet. What other good sites are there? I think I might have a Linkedn account also....
Stay busy my friends,
Melissa Reese Etheridge