Friendship Friday – Social Media

Friendship Friday

Question Of The Week
What impact does Social Media have on your blog?
Has it helped your blog grow?
Does it take time away from developing your blog?
What are your favorite types of Social Media?
Please share your thoughts this Friendship Friday!

My Answer
I am ambivalent when it comes to Social Media.

On the one hand,
I love using Social Media to
people and connect with brands.

On the other hand,
It’s hard to be in two places at one time!

My favorite forms of Social Media are Twitter and Pinterest.

What about you?
Share your thoughts in a Friendship Friday Post
For a chance to be a Featured Friend Of The Week!

Featured Friends Of The Week

Thanks to all who participated in
Last week’s discussion on Banned Books!

This week I would like to feature those who
Wrote about this important topic on their blogs!

Heather – Acting Balanced

Acting Balanced

Heather recognizes that
“The function of education is to teach one to
Think intensively and to think critically”.
She discusses the negative ramifications that
Banning books has on this process.

Jenn – The Serenity Space

The Serenity Space

As an Australian blogger, Jenn has a
Unique perspective on the Banned Books issue.
She supports freedom of speech and shared the
Long list of “banned” classics that she has read!

Wayne – Touristic

Wayne - Touristic

Wayne is a university professor who believes that
Knowledge is power.
In his post, he shares how banning books is the
Antithesis of free society!

Barbara – My Life Is An Adventure

Barbara - My Life Is An Adventure

Barbara didn’t write about banned books.
Instead, she shared a beautiful letter about the
Role that books have played in her life.
If you love books,
You won’t want to miss her post!

Please take a moment to visit each of these bloggers and
Share your thoughts on their thought-provoking posts!

Friendship Friday #37 – Week Of October 12, 2012

Friendship Friday

Welcome to Friendship Friday – a week-long opportunity to:

  • Foster friendships with other bloggers!
  • Share what’s unique about yourself and your blog!
  • Grow your blog and social media networks!

Are you ready to make some new friends? Then, come join the fun! Please follow these friendly guidelines:

1) Each week, I’ll post a question that’s designed to help you get to know one another a little better. To participate, simply create a Friendship Friday post that includes the Friendship Friday blog hop button and/or a link back to this post – then add your permalink to the party!

You can also participate by adding the Friendship Friday button to your sidebar and answering the Question of the Week in the comments!

2) Please follow Create With Joy and leave a sweet comment so I’ll know you stopped by! If you’re a new follower, let me know how you are following so that I can reciprocate! You can follow Create With Joy on:

3) Visit your fellow participants and get to know them – building friendships is what this community is about! Support the bloggers you connect with by leaving a comment and following their blogs through one of the available subscription methods on their blogs!

The party will be open all week so that you have plenty of time to post, link and mingle! Have fun making friends and be sure to join me for Inspire Me Monday and Wordless Wednesday!

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23 Responses to “Friendship Friday – Social Media”

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  1. Lisa says:

    Thanks so much for hosting! I enjoy participating each week. As for social media, I think it has its good and bad points. The good include, obviously, being able to stay in touch with far away family and friends. The downside includes those who use it for illegal or immoral purposes and the “junior high” atmosphere. I didn’t like junior high when I was in it. I certainly don’t want that drama as an adult. lol. 🙂 Hope you have a great weekend! Many blessings, Lisa

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Hi Lisa

      Thanks for sharing your thoughs on Social Media this week! I know a lot of people enjoy using Social Media to keep in touch with family and friends. I agree that one must take precautions though due to the few bad apples out there!

      Have a fabulous weekend as well! 🙂

  2. Dawn
    Twitter: breathoffaith

    Hi there Ramona! I wondered where you were today, my friend! But I am glad it was a later link up because with all the 31 Day posts it is challenging to keep up and also keep it “thought-provoking”! My favorite Social Media is Facebook! If I did not already right up tomorrows post and todays I would probably do it to link! If I do on Sunday I will be sure and link! I guess that’s why they call it a Blog Challenge…Have a wonderful weekend! I want to share a post with you that I wrote because it is about one of my favorite subjects: sharks…I know- I am a quirky chick! Here it is:
    Have a great weekend!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Hi Dawn,

      Sorry I’m late in posting… I am doing my best to get Friendship Friday back on its regular posting schedule! 🙂
      I am glad that you like Facebook! I am Facebook challenged! It remains on the list of things to possibly do…

      Have a fabulous week & I hope you have time to delve into the topic in depth! 🙂

      • Dawn
        Twitter: breathoffaith

        Oh, gosh came back to visit some blogs and read (post write editing) my comment and of course your reply- then I saw it : “right up tomorrows post” ACK! Guess I relax when I comment on my spelling! 😉

      • Create With Joy
        Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

        I do that too sometimes… lol!
        Don’t worry… makes your comment look “homey”! 🙂

  3. Nicole@ Show Off Friday says:

    I’m not much for social media. I find it to be quite superficial for the most part. But Facebook has been helpful for reconnecting with old friends and I really enjoy Pinterest but can’t get there often these days.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Hi Nicole

      Hope your weekend is off to a fabulous start! I’m not on FB but I agree that a lot of people seem to use it to connect with old friends.
      I also like Pinterest and have had to limit my time there as I could easily lose hours there if I did not monitor my time!

  4. I believe that social media, like the Internet, can be used for good, for evil, or for spending time in pursuits that are not in themselves bad but that can keep us from God’s best. May we all use them wisely! Thanks for hosting this lovely community, & God bless!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Hi Laurie,

      I agree that the Internet can be used for much good (although that is not usually the aspect of Social Media that gets talked about!)

      In November, I am looking forward to participating in a Book Tour for a soon-to-be-released e-book from Laura Krokos and Angi Pratt called “How To Use Your Social Media For The Glory Of God”. I think that this book will be of interest to you and a lot of my readers and can hardly wait for its arrival!

      Have a fabulous weekend… and if you’d like to use your blog and social media for a good cause – please check out my International Day Of The Girl post at

  5. Romi says:

    Thanks for the great topic.

  6. Thanks for the link up and chance to meet some friends!

    Julie @ Naptime Review

  7. Jenn says:

    Thank you so much for highlighting my post last week 🙂
    Here is this weeks post

  8. Joyce says:

    I have had no luck with social media, most of the people who follow me have come from blog hops/link ups. Hmmm this might also be a form of social media? I love Pintrest, and Facebook allows me to keep in touch with family and friends both in Chicago, and West Tennessee.

  9. I totally agree with your social media thoughts. I love it but it is hard to balance it all! Stopping by from SITS! 🙂

  10. Christina Morley
    Twitter: tinarobmorley

    Thanks for linking up on last week’s Make My Saturday Sweet blog hop! You can link today too (if you haven’t already). Have a great weekend!

    Tina – mom of 4 and author of 5 blogs

  11. Marcie says:

    Oh that social media button I am not sure it works. I have a met a lot of people using this tool to get my blogging traffic up. I love facebook as it gives me a change to catch up with family and friends. Stumble upon I am still trying to figure out. Than their is twitter and linkedin which I use sometimes which helps. So the question is to social media or not as there is so much out there? Hope you are having a great weekend thanks for the link.

  12. Deb @ Raising Figure Skaters
    Twitter: RaisingSkaters

    I’m probably a bit of a social media addict. I love Facebook for keeping up with relatives and long-time friends (and for promoting blog posts). I probably have the most fun, though, on Pinterest and Twitter. I’m definitely addicted to Pinterest! 😉

  13. Hi! I was gonna follow you from Mom’s Monday Mingle but I’m already a follower! I love your Monday and Friday parties. Thanks for hosting!

  14. Lisa says:

    It definitely brings traffic to my blog but it also takes time away from blogging too since you must interact on social media. It’s a double edge sword. I would say Twitter is the best with the blog and Google+ a close 2nd as Pinterest is catching up. Facebook is a must place to be but seems to work better with family and friends.

  15. Emily says:

    Hi, havn’t stopped by in awhile but I am actually stopping by from the Blogaholic Halloween Hop and I added my blog to your linky as well 🙂 Also started following you on Google+ I think I already follow you everywhere else!

    have a great day!

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