In just a few short months, I will mark my two year blog anniversary.
What started out as a hobby has become my passion and now what I consider my job. I would have never made it this far without the help of many fabulously supportive bloggers. If you are a blogger and want to succeed here are my 5 Reasons Bloggers Need to Get Social! #BloggersGetSocial
#1 Questions and Answers!
Many people have no idea that blogging requires you to become an expert photographer, frequent in HTML code, and a social media maven overnight. If you are a blogger, you will need others to help answer your questions as you set up and grow your blog.
From what’s the best way to work Twitter to how do I center an ad on my sidebar to what the heck is a widget, I have had so many questions about so many bloggy things. Most of the time I just start tinkering and everything works out fine. But there are days when my brain just can’t wrap around a problem.
That’s when I reach out to my trusted group of blogging friends. They have come to my rescue more times than I can count.
#2 Social Media Shares
Second only to writing awesome content, social media sharing is one of the most important things you can do to grow your blog. Other bloggers will help you do that more than anyone else.
Want to get the word out about an awesome recipe or fun holiday craft you just posted? Ask your blogging buddies to help you out by sharing on their social media sites. Of course, they will expect you to return the favor but that is totally okay.
Social Media should always be 20% your content and 80% others.
If you have been on Pinterest lately then you know roundups are big. We all love seeing a collection of posts that fit exactly what we have seen searching for.
Maybe you would like to create a roundup for your blog. Being social with other bloggers means you can reach out to them when you need specific recipes or projects for a round up. We all love the extra exposure.
Just play nice and make sure to ask before including anyone’s work on your site.
Everyone loves fabulous prizes! If you really want to grow your blog quickly, you need to get social with other bloggers for giveaways.
Bloggers can combine their efforts to host some pretty spectacular giveaways. Most giveaways require participants to follow the hosts through social media, this is a guaranteed way to boost your social media accounts.
#5 Blogging Buddies Give Love
Bloggers need love!
There are days when I sit in front of the computer screen and wonder why in the world am I doing this? I have a little hissy fit and wonder if anyone is even reading my blog? Why can’t I get more traffic?
And if I have to sign up for one more social media account, I’m going to scream!
That’s when I need a little virtual hug from my bloggy peeps. No one understands this crazy thing called blogging like other bloggers. They are there to talk me off the cliff and build me up when I doubt myself.
Make it a point to interact with others to create your own blogging circle of friends.
So… are you a blogger who is ready to get social with others? Are you looking for more information on how to easily connect with people in your blogging niche, give a boost to your social media or find ways to grow your blog?
You need to check out the next class of Bloggers Get Social! Bloggers Get Social is an online community of entrepreneurs, writers, and creatives who are looking for focus and innovative topics to grow their blogs. It’s about monetization, support, and getting your to-do list done.
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