It’s time for The Weekly Round-Up which is I co-host with the lovely Aubrey from High-Heeled Love. If you don’t know what The Weekly Round-Up is-I’ll tell you! This is a weekly post and linky party where we share posts from other bloggers that we’ve read and liked for the past week. That way I not only share awesome new posts with you loves, but you can join in on the fun and showcase other bloggers as well. It’s nice to showcase other people sometimes.
This week I’m sharing posts that help you with your Social Media accounts. Tips, tricks, and warnings to help you up your Social Media game. You’ve got this. 🙂
“Twitter really is an awesome blogging tool, but here’s the thing: I do not follow indiscriminately. Personally, I unfollow people on a pretty regular basis. If you’re committing any of these errors, I probably unfollowed you. Sorry. It’s nothing personal. I don’t claim to be perfect myself, and I’m sure that some people have unfollowed me throughout my blogging career, and maybe even for these same reasons. But for the most part, I try not to do these things.”
→ Christine from Christine Everyday wrote a great post about why she stopped following you on Twitter. I couldn’t agree more with her reasoning, and I think they’re important to know for those who want to be successful on Twitter.
“Instagram Giveaway Loops are great for showing your Instagram account to a large number of people. If tailored correctly, you’ll find plenty of ‘Grammers who are interested in your niche. For example, if you are all about fashion, it might be good to give away a gift card to a large department store.”
→ Kimi from Kimi Who shared this great information on Instagram Giveaway Loops. I’m a fan of them as long as I can remember to post at the correct time, and as long as the host is organized and reaches out to me more than 48 hours in advance. I even enter them if something strikes my fancy.
“First of all let’s clarify what is a hashtag. A #tag is a metadata tag used on social media and micro-blogging services which makes life easier as you can find specific content much quicker using these little cute #hashtags. They can be inserted anywhere within a sentence, I usually put mine at the end, I think it just looks better this way.”
“I didn’t start using StumbleUpon for my blog until about two months after I started blogging. I had used it during college to find funny or interesting articles, but hadn’t thought to use it for my blog. And that was a huge mistake! Once I started using StumbleUpon, I realized what a great traffic source it can be. I’ve experimented with it for almost a year, and have been able to consistently drive traffic for the last four months. These days, it drives nearly as much traffic to my site as Pinterest does! Today I’m sharing my secrets with you and talking about how to drive traffic to your blog with StumbleUpon.”
→ I don’t know that enough of us bloggers use StumbleUpon to it’s full potential. So this post about how to drive traffic to your blog from StumbleUpon from Erin at Very Erin is a good one. She has some simple and very doable tips for using SU to share your posts.
“What if I told you, you don’t have to be on all social media platforms? In fact, it’s better if you’re not. Why? Because ain’t no one got time to be on all of those different sites at once, so what happens? One gets neglected, barely used and it’s a hot mess. Do you really want people to see that hot mess? Would you follow a hot mess? Probably not.”
→ Last but not least, Fran from Free Borboleta has a great list of social media mistakes you are probably making, and she tells you how to fix them. Great tips all around.
Did any of these Social Media tips help you?
What’s your best tip?
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