The experience I had using social media to create content and promote myself was generally positive. I found that the Twitter widget and the Text widget came in handy quite often. These are the two tools that I found the most helpful when it came to promoting my blog page about hip hop and jazz. Another tool that I found effective was the hashtag tool on Twitter because it made it easy to locate similar tweets and helped me with the promotion of the blog itself. Using the hyperlink tool was also effective because it easily allowed me to link sources and important videos related to the content.
Some of the tools that I didn’t find effective were things such as the calendar widget and navigation widget because my blog really had no need for either of these specific functions. If I could improve WordPress in some way I would probably focus on making it easier to link with other users with similar content. WordPress could do something like Twitter/Facebook and give suggestions on who to follow based on your interests. This experience definitely benefited me because I got to practice my writing, photography, coding and social skills. When it comes to the future I Definitely want to keep up with social media and be able to implement it for promotion. Even if I find myself unemployed promoting myself or an idea I have on social media can help open doors for me in the future.
My most popular post was the very first week, I had eight views, I think this post was the most popular because the title was a good attention grabber. I also believe the first post was the simplest to write because I had wide area of content to cover on jazz/hip hop still and as I continued to add more posts I started to run out of content. I still find it funny that my first post has the most views, I was kind of hoping the last post would have more because it would prove that progress was made and I had gained more viewers. I did surprisingly gain a few followers on twitter by using it when promoting my blog which was nice bonus as well.