Creative Writing · Personal Reflection

The Truth About Social Media

Facebook is fantastic.

Tumblr is terrific.

Twitter is thrilling.

WordPress is wonderful.

They are all of these things when used appropriately and  properly.

Blogging

5 Reasons Why I Love WordPress

Why is WordPress so great? I’ll tell you why.

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  1. The followers are extremely loyal. Some bloggers have a you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours mindset but for the most part, if someone follows your blog, they’ll follow forever. Or at least for a long time. Twitter users, on the other hand, follow with the expectation you’ll automatically want to follow them back. And if you don’t within a reasonable amount of time, they’ll simply unfollow you. Unless you are a celebrity. In this case, you probably won’t follow back unless your followers are celebrities too. Perhaps you’re even lucky enough to have a famous sister, brother, cousin, father, mother, uncle, aunt, do I need to go on? Like I said, WordPress has thousands of loyal supporters regardless if you’re well known or nobody of significance. I hope I don’t jinx it by saying this. For the most part, everyone who has followed my blog hasn’t unfollowed. Not that I’m aware of at least.
  2. Hours of time can be spent on WordPress. While this may not be a good thing from time to time, I am guaranteed to never be bored when I have access to WiFi. Although, many can spend hours on Twitter at a time, I’m a text person. The more text, the better so long as the text is interesting and well-written. There is no other site out there likes this one that encourages text over graphics or visuals. Time files when one is WordPress. Be it blogging, reading, or commenting.
  3. Educational and informative blogs with educational and informative articles can be found with the click of a button. I’ve learned so much from my fellow bloggers whether they’re professionals or amateurs, full-time or part-time posters. There is a wealth of information at your fingertips. If you have a thirst for knowledge about anything from sewing to gardening to writing, WordPress is a great place to start.
  4. Everyone is friendly and the WordPress community feels like family. A home away from home. A family away from family. A community away from community. You belong. You fit right in. What could be better than that? Bloggers are lovely people which explains why the community support here is unmatched to any other social media platforms.
  5. For the most part, this social media platform makes blogging easy. Starting an account is simple. And navigating around isn’t too hard. You can learn the ropes on your own by experimenting or by reading tutorials. Whichever method you choose, soon enough blogging is a breeze. And maybe you’ll love it as much as I do. While many people say WordPress is difficult and complicated, but it doesn’t take a genius to figure the controls out. Besides, you don’t need much computer experience or technical know-how to use the site.

Best of all, it’s free!

So what do you love about WordPress? Feel free to add your ideas in the comment section below.

Blogging · Promoting · Publishing · Tweeting · Writing

Aspiringwriter22 Officially On Facebook! Coming To Twitter Soon!

I started this blog a few months ago (near the beginning of April to be exact), with no marketing, no social media, and absolutely no advertising help from anyone, anywhere. Looking back, this blog you are reading right now was created solely for fun. For me, blogging was an endeavour I always wanted to try out but I did not realize how much I would come to fall in love with it.

Writing is a huge part of my life along with blogging. Until now, my blog was a part of my life I kept hidden from practically everybody, almost like a dirty, little secret.

However, I realize the importance of social media and having multiple platforms to reach various audiences. So with that I decided, on a limb, to create a Facebook page about my blog today. Moments ago, I set up a Facebook account for my blog since I knew this summer I would have more time on my hands but also because I would like to promote my blog further.

My biggest hope is for people like me (i.e. writers and bloggers) to be a part of a community. Aspiringwriter22 is a place where I want to reach out to like-minded people, writers, and bloggers.

As I continue on this journey, one that I invite you to join in with me, I wish for us to learn more from each other in a friendly, mutual relationship.

I will be posting updates regularly with information pertaining to writing, blogging, editing, publishing, etc., on Facebook. I kindly ask that you check out my Facebook page (Aspiringwriter22) if you have enjoyed this blog so far, as the content I publish on this blog will be similar to what I write about on Facebook. I look forward to seeing you there.

On a final note, I will be creating a Twitter account later on in July. But for now here is the link to my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/herminia.chow22