This post is about which social media sites I’m currently on and which tools I use for my social media presence. I’m very interested in your view and suggestions about where to be and tools to use.
My hardware is a laptop with Windows, an iPhone 3Gs and an iPad 1 (no camera).
My blogs and sites
I intend to be more active in my blogs, I will post there and share it from there to the social media sites. That means I’m building on my own property, should a social media site disappear the content still remains in my own sites.
Key Coaching – Coach Wendel is my business site in English. The blog there is about topics related to leadership, coaching, mentorship, personal development, business and networking. I also have a business site in Swedish that covers the same topics, Key Coaching – Coach Wendel.
Bengt’s Notes is my personal hub. It has links to my sites and online profiles. There is also a blog with the tagline “Discover Your Self”. Core topics are about body mind spirit, self development, presenting and presentations. I also post resources, tools, tips. Occasionally I post about music and fun stuff.
On Twitter I have a personal profile at Bengt Wendel and a business profile at Coach Wendel. My activity is currently mainly on my personal profile, the business profile will be more active in the future. Still, my focus on Twitter is my personal brand and profile.
On my laptop I either use the Twitter site in my web browser or TweetDeck. I’m looking for a replacement for Tweetdeck since I’m not keen on Adobe Air that it runs on.
Tweetbot — A Twitter Client with Personality
After reading some reviews of Tweetbot I was hooked and bought their version for iPad. It’s love at first sight, Twitter becomes fun again now that I have a great tool for it. As it says in one of the reviews I found, Twitter’s own apps are targeted towards new users while Tweetbot is targeted towards power users.
I found some reviews: Tweetbot for iPad review at TNW, Tweetbot for iPhone review at TNW and Tweetbot — A Twitter Client with Personality for iPad.
On Facebook I have a personal profile at Bengt Wendel and a business page at Bengt Wendel – Coach and Mentor. I’m fairly active on my profile, mostly about me and my interest, but need to be more active on my business page.
The tools I use are native, the Facebook site itself in a web browser and Facebook’s apps for iPad and iPhone.
My personal profile is at Bengt Wendel. Google+ is rather neglected by me, I ought to post more often and connect more there. I really like the site but still, my presence there could be better.
My profile on LinkedIn is at Bengt Wendel. It’s so far used for building a network. What I intend to do is use it’s status line more, with focus on business related things.
My profile on Xing is at Bengt Wendel. This site is low priority, I was active in its forums but at present it’s a rather stale profile.
On Flickr I have a photostream. It’s not used much though, I should be more active and share my photos here too. I have donwloaded the Flickr app but have not used it yet. See photo sharing below for how I solved my photo sharing problem.
My YouTube profile is at btwendel. There’s no media created by me, it’s videos I’ve found and like.
I got Instagram because I wanted an app that easily allowed me to share photos at several sites at once. Instagram is now set up for Twitter, Facebook and Flickr.
I also got Hipstamatic for iPhone but have not used it yet. Instagram works smoothly and that’s what matters for me.
I just bought Sociable for iPhone which enables posting to Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Tumblr accounts at once. It works well, it’s now simple to post to Twitter and Facebook at once. I will add LinkedIn later.
I have tried Hootsuite on the web and on the iPad but I don’t like it.
What about you?
Which social media sites are you on, which ones do you focus on?
Which tools do you use?