What If You're Not A Social Media Wizard?
Part 1: The Big 50
The creative world is full of people with ideas that they’re dying to share. That’s great, but not all of those people enjoy using social media so they find it really difficult to get their ideas out there and seen by an audience who will enjoy them.
That’s why I wrote this series. If you’d like to get the word out about your works but aren’t naturally talented at it, then this series is for you!
Before we go on I’ll let you into a secret: I’m not a fan of social media, either. I can scroll, read, and lurk for ages, but it’s just not naturally ‘me’ to actively participate, so I’m in the same boat as you.
What Do You Want To Share?
I’ve made a list of 50 social media platforms and broken them down in terms of what you can do with them. I’ll be looking at platforms that allow:
- Sharing detailed knowledge (such as blog posts, journal posts, and articles)
- Sharing short-form information (facts, opinions, quotes, or sound-bites)
- Chatting in real-time
- Chatting on forums
- Sharing pictures (photos, artwork, diagrams, or graphs)
- Sharing fiction (stories, poetry, bios, lore, or roleplay)
The Big 50
Here is the list, along with links to each site! I don’t recommend that you try regularly uploading to them all – uploading is time-consuming and can be emotionally exhausting. Instead, try checking them out, upload to a few, and then narrow them down to the ones you enjoy using.
Or even better, check out the later parts of this series and use those to decide what will work best for you.
- Acuity Scheduling
- Adult Fanfiction.org
- Black Dahlia Roleplay
Buzzly(May be about to close. Try Inkblot instead)
- Dealer’s Den
- Friends, Family, or previous clients (e.g., Incorrigible Author for me)
- Furry Network
- Stack Exchange
- Writing Cooperative
- Your own website
Read part 2: Got Knowledge To Share?
Title image by Nikolay Ivanov from Pexels and used with their kind permission.