Blogging Rule 16. Social Media.
As part of a blogger’s daily life, you will probably use some form of social media. This may be Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest or any of the other social media platforms out there. You may even use some kind of application to schedule these posts.
Well if you do make sure you chose these applications wisely and even more importantly use them wisely. The can be a great tool for a blogger but if used incorrectly they can ruin your social media traffic.
We have first-hand experience of this and paid dearly for this mistake. In our case, it was truly just a technical error that looked like we had spammed our Pinterest account but it was a genuine error.
Nevertheless, The Go To Girls Blog was punished severely and lost half our traffic at a time when our blog was just taking off. So take this as a warning to use social media carefully and if you manage your own technical sides to your blogs and applications then make sure you check all of the settings very carefully!!
If you do not this can cost you dearly! Anyway, on the lighter side of social media, it can help increase traffic to your website/blog greatly.
Here at The Go To Girls Blog, we have several social media accounts where we post our daily blogs which returns us a reasonable amount of traffic.
The trick is to keep all of your social media apps updated daily or as often as you can. If you update them regularly it lets your readers know you have posted again and of course they come to your website as long as you keep your posts interesting. Using good images and exciting blog post titles. More on these two points in later posts.
Thanks for reading,
Blogging rule 17 tomorrow.