I'm a big believer in focus. Life is hectic, so I try to figure out what's most important to do next and put my attention into that.
With that outlook, it's no big surprise that I haven't gotten very involved in social media. I have a Facebook page, because a few years ago, I was asked to do that for a volunteer gig, but I don't use it much these days. There's a Facebook machine knitting page, but it isn't really active. Facebook is nice for keeping in touch with family members out of state, especially sharing photos and events. I like looking at the latest pix of my great-nieces.
I have a Ravelry ID but hardly ever go there. I don't quite understand Pinterest. I also have a Linked In membership, which I use entirely for accounting and Scouting contacts, my day job stuff, and it's useful for professional contacts, networking, and discussions.
I recognize that I've got lots of blind spots, and maybe my failure to "get" social media is one of them. On the other hand, maybe I should spend the time knitting and figuring out the next book.
I am old, but I can learn. I have adapted to texting my sons. I can't imagine why they would rather type than talk, but whatever it takes...
What do you think? In my effort to popularize machine knitting and stay in touch with readers, would it add value if I used social media? Which ones? Google plus? Facebook? Ravelry?