Like a few others here, I'm skeptical of the benefit of using social media to promote your stock photography. While there may be some benefit, one has to also consider the opportunity cost. How much time spent on social media could be spent on producing more images?
In any case, there is one aspect of social media that I think is invaluable to the stock photographer - and that is blogging! But not necessarily for any exposure it might get you, but rather just the act of trying to illustrate your own blogs with your images gives you a sense of what might be useful to have as content for sale. So get out there are blog, as a learning exercise. Also, read other's blogs to get ideas on what kinds of things might be useful to bloggers who buy images online.
Pertinent points. I have a science-based blog and use some of my science images there. (I take them with my personal camera periodically at my day job.) I also know some bloggers who solicit images at ******** and other places. I have been suggesting they check out DT.
Interact, make friends, share tips and techniques, have fun. Dreamstime wants your ideas and thoughts whether you are a photographer, designer or regular user. Create a blog to tell your story, promote favorite images and photographers, post tutorials or simply exchange opinions with your with fellow dreamstimers.
Don't forget words and pictures go great together so make sure you choose some Dreamstime favorite pics to brighten your article. For inspiration, check out the hottest or the most useful blogs on the left.
Create a blog to tell your story, promote favorite stock images and photographers