Today starts a short series of posts on how you can use social media sites to connect with other gardeners. Social media is a word that we have heard a lot of over the last few years, but what is it? According to searchenginewatch.com, social media is defined as:
A category of sites that is based on user participation and user-generated content. They include social networking sites like LinkedIn or Facebook, social bookmarking sites like Del.icio.us, social news sites like Digg or Reddit, and other sites that are centered on user interaction.
The posts coming up in the next few days will focus on how to better use some of the larger social media sites to connect with other gardeners that have interests similar to yours. The cold winter months are a great time to explore these sites, and expand your general knowledge of gardening, or discuss how your garden fared in 2009. You can also discuss your aspirations for 2010 with other gardeners. You can also learn what they plan to grow in their gardens, and share ideas.
Learning how you can use these services can bring you a wealth of vegetable gardening information, and put you in a place to meet some of the best gardeners (and people) in the gardening world. Social media can also enable you to share your gardening tips and advice with other gardeners.
If you are one of those gardeners that would love to talk with similar gardeners in different parts of the country (or world for that matter), but are not sure how to accomplish that, then these upcoming posts are just for you. I look forward to bringing you the techniques that I use to connect with other gardeners all over the world, and hope that you will enjoy using all the social media tools that are available today.
Tomorrow's installment of Use Social Media To Connect With Other Gardeners will be about using Twitter, Wednesday will bring how to use Facebook, and Thursday's post will be on using forums and community websites.
I hope that you will join in and talk about any social media sites that you may use to stay connected with other gardeners!
Here are the posts for the Use Social Media To Connect With Other Gardeners Series:
Use Social Media To Connect With Other Gardeners - Twitter
Use Social Media To Connect With Other Gardeners - Facebook
Use Social Media To Connect With Other Gardeners - Forums & Communities
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