Social Websites to Ditch To Save You Time In The New Year
Social Websites Take Time
Social websites can take a lot of time to develop relationships. Do you feel like you must be on all the social websites that exist? They can eat up a lot of your time if you are on every one. I’ve joined most of them in the past 3 years and have seen many of these social websites change. A few that do not drive the traffic that once did to my websites or blogs. So why spend time with them if they are not productive, right?
Here is my list of which to ditch:
Stumble Upon – I used to love Stumble Upon – it brought traffic to my websites and blogs but the bounce rate was always high. And it took time to learn, to use and to be social. Then of course they made changes to it. And less traffic came to the sites. I’ve been using it maybe weekly now. Probably much less in 2013.
Digg – Another site I used to visit faithfully but when they switched and connected with Facebook I didn’t like it. I like to use each site independently for different reasons and audiences. I don’t want to share with my Facebook friends what I’d share on Digg.
NewsMeBack – Another one I likedin the beginning but many on the site were not related to my niches. I haven’t been on in months.
Gentlemint – I never got into Gentlemint as I had Pinterest and we all know how much it has grown and draws traffic.
Empire Ave – I know many people love this social site. And I like monopoly too (a lot) but it did not drive traffic and seemed more of an “ego” social site. Maybe I’m wrong, please tell me if so.
Isn’t time of the essence with your blogs and websites? You can only be at so many places in a 24 hour period. Where do you draw the line? You must create quality content, share it and form relationships. If you are on 10+ social sites you can’t do it all.
Where will you stay in 2013? You’ll still find me over on Twitter, Triberr, Google+, Facebook, Pinterest, Scoop.it, BlogEngage and I’d love to check out Reddit someday. Are you on Reddit?
What other social websites would you add to this list? And which would you tell me to reconsider?
Lisa loves helping others to thrive online through Social Media, Blogging and SEO. What good is knowledge if you cannot share it with others? She has 20+ years experience in marketing/advertising with 4 years experience blogging, social media and SEO.