What Social Media Sandboxes Are You Playing In?

Recently I was inspired by Lorelle on WordPress, who in her post Bye-Bye Facebook: Changes in the World of Social Media, says that “you need to play in the sandbox where your audience plays.” Since creating Big Séance, I’ve been hesitant to play in too many social media sandboxes, but it is becoming clear that social media is once again beginning to change. Right now, your social media community options for finding me are limited to Facebook and Twitter (@BigSeance). Most of the community interaction and traffic to Big Séance tends to come from Facebook and search engines, and very rarely from Twitter.


Where are my readers and listeners playing the most? 

Please tell me where I need to build the next Big Séance community! 


About Patrick Keller

Patrick Keller is an educator, blogger, and the host of the Big Séance Podcast, which is a place for paranerds to have an open discussion on all things paranormal, but specifically topics like ghosts and hauntings, paranormal research, spirit communication, psychics and mediums, and life after death. He’s the founder of the now inactive Missouri Spirit Seekers and has spent a lot of time experimenting with spirit communication tools and techniques, such as EVP. Patrick also has a passion for spending hours at a time in cemeteries and loves cemetery photography. Visit BigSeance.com! View all posts by Patrick Keller

6 responses to “What Social Media Sandboxes Are You Playing In?

  • thewritegirlforthejob

    It’s very true – you must find your niche audiences in the appropriate places – I think you’ve done well expanding with podcasts – congrats for even reaching farther.

  • Lorelle VanFossen

    Thanks for finding my post and being inspired.

    Copyblogger’s switch away from Facebook is a heads-up for all of us. We have to figure out where we play as we figure out how to play nice with others.

    There are times to reach out and explore new avenues of readers, but there are times when the effort isn’t worth the return. The effort has never been worth it for me on Facebook – and I was one of the early adopters. Yet at one time I poured myself into it and tried to mold it to my audience, but no one showed up for the party. I sat alone and waved as people passed by. Then I got smarter.

    It’s the getting smarter faster that is the most important part of this game. There are so many ways to get smarter like understanding better how WordPress works and how people use a site, understanding the difference between a post and a Page, categories and tags, and how to arrange your content and present it in a way that is of the most value to your readers. It may take a few minutes to get smarter on some things, or like me, a lot of time, money, and energy to figure out what I suspected five years ago was right. Trust your instincts. 😀


  • scoobyclue

    I voted for instagram because you take great pictures … and if you have it to your twitter I could see it! Personally I have very little presence on twitter … but I do love pinterest …. and I have been off facebook for years, and I am so happy about that.

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