I’m no where near a social media pro… (if anyone is, it’s my friend Fletcher) but I like to think I know a good amount about it. I actively use Twitter and Instagram to help promote blog posts, as well as communicate with others, and am going to try using Facebook more but that’s about it! I don’t like having a lot of social media accounts because I feel like I pay more attention to one rather than the other, hence why I very rarely occasionally use Pinterest and Tumblr.
Nonetheless, I thought I would share with you my tips and tricks on using social media as a blogger!
Instagram can be a tricky one. To have a theme, or not? To use hashtags, or not? I personally do both of these things, as I find they generate much more traffic. Since Instagram changed their algorithm (which I’m still salty about) it’s been much harder getting traction on some posts, which is why I find it’s essential to use hashtags. I do my best to post every weekday and stick to a general theme for the editing on my photos, I like to be consistent!
Twitter is one that I’ve picked back up. I rarely used it before this summer. I find that it’s one of the easiest ways to contact a fellow blogger! I’ve made most of my blogging friends through Twitter since you can take part in weekly Twitter chats. I’m definitely trying to do more, but sometimes school gets in the way and I’m unable to. If you haven’t checked any out I highly recommend #CreativeCoffeeHour and #CreateLounge! All you have to do is search the hashtag and you’ll be able to find info on when they are.
I use my personal Facebook account, rather than a page, to spread content. I’m a part of a couple Facebook groups for bloggers such as Blogging Babes, Blogging College and Blog Elevated to name a few! These groups will have “Post of the Day” threads for members to share their most recent articles and to ask questions. I highly suggest joining them if you want opinions on things or have general blogging-related questions!