Sunday, March 16, 2014

7 QotW: What Are Your Favorite Social Media Sites?

Hey everyone! Pretty much the only thing writers love as much as books and writing is talking about books and writing. So each week here at Adventures in YA Publishing, we’ll post a question for you to answer. The questions cover all topics important to writers: craft, career, writers’ life, reading and books. Together we’ll become better writers by sharing tips and discussing our habits and practices.

Question of the Week
March 16, 2014

What are your favorite social media sites?

photo credit: Jason A. Howie via photopin cc

The Adventures in YA Publishing gang answers:

Martina Boone: My social media habits go in spurts depending on what I’m doing. When I’m in heavy writing mode, I tend to be on Pinterest more often looking for inspiration. A lot of those images will eventually also find their way to my Tumblr feed. Other times, I love Twitter—but it’s like potato chips; once I’m on, I’m sucked in and clicking on links and massively derailed from doing anything productive. I really need to break that habit. I’m a reluctant Facebook user, although I do go on to skim for news about friends because lately I always seem to be about two weeks behind on email. I recently created a Facebook page, which has the feed from here at Adventures for those who aren’t on Blogger, and there is also Compulsion news, news, and more.

YASI Tumblr:

Lisa Gail Green: Social media. I do love my social media. I adore Twitter, even though I'm not as active as I once was, I still make connections and have great conversations and links that make it soooo worth the time! My handle is @LisaGailGreen because I want to be easy to find. So just about anywhere that's my handle. :D I admit I am getting used to FB as well. Maybe because hanging with other writers is just so much fun. I have an author page there too ( and I'm really getting into Pinterest. I love posting and finding fun and quirky, sometimes inspirational things. I can't imagine the solitary life the writer once led. It may seem a bit of a time suck, but I get so much out of it that it's hard to think of it that way!

Alyssa Hamilton: Definitely Twitter! I have connected with and met so many people through twitter it's unreal. I also really love Instagram, mainly because it's a fantastic way to see what books people are reading, receiving in the mail etc. I love Pinterest because it's so fun to follow some authors and see where their inspiration comes from. Facebook is great for allowing your followers a quick tool to see all of your posts if they don't actually follow your blog/website too.

Clara Kensie: Twitter! I am always on Twitter. You might call it an addition, and I am okay with that. I found it confusing and intimidating at first, but now it’s the place on the web where I feel most at home. It’s a great way to connect with readers, book bloggers, writers, publishers, and to stay current on local, national, and world events. I tweet about lots of topics—RUN TO YOU, books, young adult lit, funny things that happened to me that day, compelling or humorous images, etc. I love social media and I have accounts all over (see below for the sites on which I'm most active) but Twitter is hands down my favorite. Come and say hey to me on Twitter, or at any of my social media sites!

Twitter: @ClaraKensie
Tumblr (personal): the glass jar on my desk
Tumblr (writing tips): writerly things from the glass jar

WHAT ABOUT YOU: What is your favorite social media site? Why do you like it? Which ones don't you like?


  1. I still love blogging and to get good responses to my posts, it seems very important to follow lots of blogs. It sucks a lot of my blogging time. I like Twitter and Facebook and struggle with not having time to get on during the day when everyone is there because I'm at work and busy. Sigh. That's where I really feel I need to spend more time.

  2. I've only ventured into blogging and twitter - I enjoy them both and am desperately avoiding joining anything else at the moment. I do believe I could get sucked into many of them - lots of fun! :)

  3. I like Twitter the best.

  4. Love the sense of fun on Twitter even though I'm only on it here and there. Blogging makes me feel part of a community.

  5. I hardly have time for anything beyond reading and blogging, but do try to check into Facebook and Twitter a couple times a week. That's all I get done.

  6. I've just started using Pinterest. It's totally addictive.

  7. Seems like twitter is the popular one these days. It is quite fun :)


Tell us what you think. We'd love to hear from you! :)