Blogging these days is not only about writing. If you want your writing to reach other people, you need to know the right social media tips, tricks, and tools. Also, you must know how to use them for your benefit as a blogger. I made a list of common social media questions asked by new bloggers.
You have to be an influencer and learn how to do content marketing. If you want people to follow you, make sure you create a brand identity across different social media channels. There are many social media channels where you can share your content.
This post is in continuation to our first post about common questions asked by new bloggers and the answers.
Common social media questions asked by new bloggers –
Which social media channels are recommended for a blog?
Three main channels on which you must make an account are – Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Second, comes Google plus and Pinterest. After that, WhatsApp is also a very good medium to share your posts. If you have an account on Linkedin, slowly you can start sharing your posts there too. Do not make accounts on all the channels in the starting itself but go slow and decide which ones are best for your niche.
How to make it related to my blog?
First of all, try to keep the same name for all your social media pages as your blog. That way it’s not only relatable but also, easy for anyone to remember your pages. For example, My Facebook and Instagram pages handles are @kreativemommy too.
The second step, make it more personalised by adding your picture or something related to your niche. Also, add an ‘about me’ with some information related to your blog and share it with all your family and friends to know about your page. You can send an invite to people to follow you on all your pages.
Followers are a must as many brands look for your follow count before giving any sponsored post especially if it’s for a social media campaign.
Thirdly, start sharing your posts on all the channels whenever you publish it on your blog. This is one way to let people know that you published a new post.
How to use hashtags while sharing on social media?
Hashtags are very important, especially on Twitter and Instagram. For example, if your post is related to parenting, kids, and moms. The hashtags you can use are – #Parenting, #moms, #momlife etc. If it’s about food, you can use the hashtags like #food, #nutrition, #health #foodies etc.
You can even search for the popular hashtags on Twitter and Instagram and use those. You can use almost 10-11 hashtags on Instagram but make sure not to use too many on Twitter. One to two is more than enough. Hashtags make your posts more searchable.
How to make sure my social media channels link back to my blog?
Include your website link in the about me section on Facebook, Profile section on Instagram, and in website section on Twitter. Same ways you must include your blog link on any other social media channel you are using.
How to make sure your blog links back to your social media channels?
Once you are ready with your social profiles, make sure you add these to your website with a FOLLOW ME option on your blog. You can use specific plugins like ‘Sumo Me’ or ‘Add this’ for adding follow buttons on your website. These plugins are easy to use.
How to make people follow my social media channels?
Once you are ready with everything, the next question is to find followers. It takes time and the first obvious step is to start following others in the same niche. There are chances they will follow you but not guaranteed. Also, do not follow anyone and everyone blindly. It’s better to maintain a balance in the number of followers and following. When someone follows you, do check their profile and follow back only if it looks real and interests you. Following back is one way to retain followers.
What all can I post on my social media channels?
Other than sharing your blog posts, you can share articles and posts from different bloggers which are of interest or your niche. Also, you can share quotes, images, and videos etc. with relevant hashtags.
How many times can I post in a day?
Thumb rule, one post minimum every day but so not overdo especially on Facebook. Tweets give you good exposure so that you can do multiple times a day. Instagram and Pinterest also 1-2 posts a day maximum.
As I mentioned in my previous post, patience is the virtue when it comes to blogging. Do not expect immediate results and follows. In fact, there is a limit to a number of follows in a day at most of the social media channels otherwise they penalize you. Try not to overdo anything and follow right people and get followed by right people.
Hope this list of common social media questions helped you to understand it better. If you have any more queries, you can ask me in the comments.
We are a team of bloggers participating in #OpenNTalk and writing together as #BloggingDivas.
This post is published for #OpenNTalk Blogger’s League hosted by @GleefulBlogger and @WigglingPen in association with SummerBarn, Vedantika Herbals, Nyassa, Explore Kids World.
June 19, 2018 at 12:56 pm
Hey Deepa, it is really an awesomen post. Much needed.
June 19, 2018 at 1:07 pm
June 19, 2018 at 4:18 pm
Really a good post Deepa. I’m loving your series for this contest.
June 19, 2018 at 5:19 pm
Great guide for new bloggers. Thanks for sharing.
– Anami from #InvincibleGang for #OpenNTalk #Week3
June 19, 2018 at 5:57 pm
Such posts are really helpful for budding bloggers #BloggerBabes #OpeNTalk
June 19, 2018 at 6:08 pm
Thanks for expanding my knowledge… Interesting post. #NISSATalks
June 19, 2018 at 7:14 pm
Much needed post. Many thanks for the same Deepa. It was pretty helpful. #NISSATalks
June 19, 2018 at 7:42 pm
That’s an useful post for newbies.. Love from #BloggerBabes #OpenNTalk
June 19, 2018 at 10:54 pm
This is a useful post, I started my blog with zero knowledge. I kept surfing online and testing things. I’m sure this post makes everything crystal clear for newbie bloggers .
June 19, 2018 at 11:36 pm
An useful post for beginners trying to find their way around here and a wake-up post for lazy bloggers to get their act together. ?
June 20, 2018 at 12:22 am
Another useful post. Thanks for such a help for new bloggers like me. #jamss2018 #OpenNTalk
June 20, 2018 at 10:06 am
Very useful one Deepa. Looking at your popularity in the blogging world, I am sure newbies have a lot to learn #BloggerBabes #OpenNTalk
June 20, 2018 at 7:44 pm
for someone like me, who has just gotten into blogging, this is very useful and informative.
-Princy from #InvincibleGang for #OpenNTalk #Week3
June 21, 2018 at 3:55 pm
Yet another helpful post, Deepa. A big help to Bloggers old and new.
June 21, 2018 at 7:55 pm
Precise tips and I have shared the url with a few friends who needed them.
June 21, 2018 at 10:02 pm
These are some good tips, Deepa. I liked how you stressed on the point of having a good social media presence and building up a niche audience. That’s the best way to get the ball rolling.
June 21, 2018 at 10:25 pm
Thanks for adding to my knowledge, Deepa. Its practical and can see that it has come after years of hardwork and experience on your part.
June 22, 2018 at 9:43 am
Useful tips for new Bloggers.
June 22, 2018 at 2:20 pm
helpful informative post for bloggers thanks for sharing
June 23, 2018 at 11:06 pm
This is like a ready reckoner for the bloggers, you have explained it in such an easy manner for everyone to follow Deepa. #CrossBorderSisters #OpenNTalk
June 24, 2018 at 2:14 am
This is a much needed post. Thank you for sharing the info.. #jamss2018 #OpenNTalk
June 24, 2018 at 6:36 am
I am loving this series Deepa and thanks a lot for sharing such an honest and detail information. I need to learn a lot about plug in before moving to self hosting. will ask you again if got confused. #OpenNTalk #RoarwillRock
June 24, 2018 at 7:46 pm
Very helpful post for all bloggers. As a blogger we need to take care lot of things to publicize our blog. Great tips you have shared.
June 24, 2018 at 9:24 pm
Indeed useful post Deepa for bloggers. #BlogAMile #OpenNTalk
June 25, 2018 at 12:02 am
Am enjoying this series.. So much to learn!!! Looking forward to read more #OpenNTalk #Bloggingdivas
June 25, 2018 at 12:03 am
Fantastic post! New bloggers will bookmark this one. Really useful information. Keep writing.
June 27, 2018 at 9:15 am
Informative post indeed…!!!
Social media is the key element to getting online exposure for bloggers. Many newbie bloggers have queries about social media and its working. Your post point out all these questions with precise explainations.
Thanks for sharing such a valuable information with us….!!!
July 18, 2018 at 1:48 pm
Very useful and to the point content. appreciate you.