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Asking The Readers: What Is Your Favorite Social Media Site?

January 22, 2008

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Welcome to the latest Asking The Readers! You are invited and encouraged to share your responses and opinions. Super Blogging has a great community full of friendly, intelligent readers - so don’t be afraid to read the post and the other comments, and then share your own thoughts and ideas. We love hearing what you have to say (that’s the purpose, after all)!

Social media is one of the best ways to create traffic for your blog. It isn’t the easiest method to convert visitors into regular and loyal readers, but the traffic is still great quality and gives your blog value. Since we all use social media here (and if you don’t, then please do read the comments and opinions because you’re missing out), I am wondering, What is YOUR favorite social media site?

Everyone has a preference, whether they like Digg, StumbleUpon, Sphinn, Reddit, Mixx, Propeller, Blogging Zoom, smaller niche social media sites, or others. Since social media is one of the most important aspects of blogging, it just can’t be ignored. I would like to know which is your favorite and why.

Please leave a comment and let us all know which social media is the one you use most often, and why it’s your favorite. Also, how do you promote your content through social media? Do you submit most of it, or only your best pieces? Do you submit your page and hope for the best, or contact friends and others to vote for it?

Depending on the responses received, I will include my favorite comments in either a new post or the next Asking The Readers post, giving a link back to your blog if your comment stands out to me or is valuable and well thought out. I will also share my own opinions then as well. I can’t wait to hear what everyone has to say!

(Also, today is the deadline for Super Blogging’s group writing project, where you can submit any three articles you’ve written that have to deal with blogging and get free backlinks and tons of exposure. Today is the last day you can submit, so don’t miss out on this great opportunity!)

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20 Responses to “Asking The Readers: What Is Your Favorite Social Media Site?”

  1. Heath Buckmaster on January 22nd, 2008 12:48 pm

    I think StumbleUpon is an excellent site - far reaching in how you can use it to explore the known internet, and the unknown internet. I consider it to be social networking for my browser.I also think Facebook is an incredibly rich social media site - the extensibility of the applications creates new social networks in any direction you can think of. For example - Scrabulous links you to scrabble players around the world; goodreads books links you to authors and readers who might like the same genres as you or who might introduce you to new authors/genres; the games like vampires/werewolves/slayers/zombies allow you to have fun and attack your friends in a virtual competition. Facebook is leaps and bounds ahead of myspace in terms of useability for REAL social networking.

    Heath Buckmaster’s last blog post..The American Idol “Spike”

  2. James Dyson on January 22nd, 2008 9:30 pm

    I use StumbleUpon and Facebook on a daily basis.  StumbleUpon is mostly for promotion of my websites and blogs, and Facebook to stay in touch with friends, family and old colleagues.  Regarding what i promote through social media, usually it’s any content I think others will benefit from, so if I write a blog post i think may be useful I will socialize it and usually this works well.James

  3. Steven Snell on January 22nd, 2008 9:59 pm

    I prefer StumbleUpon and delicious. StumbleUpon is so unique and delicious is great for keeping track of stuff and for marketing your own content.

    Steven Snell’s last blog post..21 Factors to Consider Before a Redesign

  4. Tay on January 22nd, 2008 10:30 pm

    Thank you, Heath, James, and Steven, for sharing your thoughts and opinions. I can’t wait to hear what more people think. So far it looks like StumbleUpon is the favorite.

    Everyone else, let us know what YOUR favorite social media site is to use and promote your blog.

  5. Koka Sexton on January 23rd, 2008 12:16 am

    I am a huge fan of Twitter. I get more visits from there than any other social media site. I think this is becoming a favorite with sites like Problogger. Next I would go with Reddit and then SU.

    Koka Sexton’s last blog post..Top 5 posts.

  6. Wayne Liew on January 23rd, 2008 12:40 am

    Add my vote onto StumbleUpon please. Apart from the wide range that it caters, the traffic that it brings along has been something really amazing.Maybe Digg front page can bring in more traffic, SU is a better platform for those who are trying very hard to get onto the front page of Digg.

    Wayne Liew’s last blog post..Voice Up: One Post To Fame Or Long Term Effort?

  7. StuffGuy on January 23rd, 2008 1:28 am

    Yeah, I’m a big fan of stumbleupon too. It’s helped get my site, which is still fairly new, some decent traffic. Not to mention there are some really good sites to be found via StumbleUpon, a lot of fun flash games and that sort of thing. I thought shoutwire was good too but they come down pretty hard on self-promotion. Has anyone tried Squidoo?

    StuffGuy’s last blog post..Office 2007 Converter

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  9. Andrea on January 23rd, 2008 8:21 am

    I prefer SU, but I got to admit that Digg got more power.

  10. UK Celebrity News on January 23rd, 2008 11:42 am

    I use stumbleupon and digg it … sometimes facebook and hi5. Dont like hi5 though

    UK Celebrity News’s last blog post..Britney Spears

  11. Bud on January 23rd, 2008 1:26 pm

    Right now I am in love with twitter. I love how I keep meeting new people and the comments and ideas that are posted. It has really helped in creating content because I keep getting new ideas. Bud

    Bud’s last blog post..Projects that never became or have yet to become

  12. Tiffany Table Lamps on January 23rd, 2008 3:30 pm

    I would have to agree with everyone, StumbleUpon is my fav. It is easy to use, and has some great groups.

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  14. Jim on January 24th, 2008 2:58 pm

    For social media I would have to concur with other people on StumbleUpon. Non social though I really like and use article marketing.

    -Jim

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  16. Taylor Blue on January 25th, 2008 10:43 am

    I think I may not understand the question…but the two that I like for what I write about is lipstick and dotspotter… :)

    They have alot of celebrity gossip and they have really helped me thrive!

    Taylor Blue’s last blog post..Anderson Cooper Takes A Stand On Heath Ledger Coverage

  17. Tay on January 26th, 2008 12:31 am

    Thanks everyone for sharing your opinions! It still seems as if StumbleUpon is in the lead. Keep sharing your responses, because when I write the conclusion to this post I’ll link to the ones I like the most. ;)

    @Taylor Blue,

    Sorry for not explaining it better. Yes, the ones you gave are niche social media sites, so they definitely count. Sites like StumbleUpon accept all categories and topics, and those are more for celebrity gossip like you said. Great sites, and I’m glad they’ve helped yours to grow. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  19. Dan Perry on January 28th, 2008 12:00 pm

    For me it’s Flickr, although Twitter is a close second. They are currently the only two that I use on a daily basis.

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