Social Media Blogging Tips for Top Bloggers

Social Media Blogging Tips

Writing or creating a blog post is one thing. Driving traffic to your site via different sources is another thing. Interacting with readers that arrive at the content is another thing. This last “thing” called interacting, is not just comments my friends. Creating interactions and engaging readers can be done very easily with these social media blogging tips to  power your blog posts.

One thing that is very important to mention regarding social media powered blog posts, and another pro to them, is that it is “evergreen” content, that is always fresh and readable today, and a year from today.

Share Tweets:

Share your favorite tweets of the day or week on your blog. This does not necessarily have to be a post dedicated only to that, rather tweets that either inspired and/or were helpful to you during the writing and brainstorming stages. Sharing a tweet from Twitter can be done intelligently through embedding, or just taking a screenshot and adding it your post. If you know what your next post is going to be about, then start asking around on Twitter to get others’ opinion. Wouldn’t it be great if your response to one of my tweets appeared below? Yes it would. By sharing tweets of your followers, you are able to create an interaction via the said blog post inside of the blog and in your social media circle. This small gesture can create more motivation for followers and colleagues to interact with us via social media sites.

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Sharing Pins:

Ever had copyright issues on images? On Pinterest you can find an image for any event and subject. Do you need permission to embed on your site? Maybe, but when Mr. X follows your board, or comments on your blog on a weekly basis, most likely adding one of his images to your post, with a link back to the board or the name of the pinner, Mr. X will not mind. Again, like adding another person’s tweet to the post, adding a pin is a great way to interact on your blog. Sharing is caring and creates a win-win situation!

 

This is a great infographic from Cole Wiebe's "content-marketing" board! Click to see more...

This is a great infographic from Cole Wiebe’s “content-marketing” board! Click to see more…

 

Audience Engagement Tools: Not social media, but it just fit..

Does every reader comment? Not even close. Some content publishers are able to bring out more comments than others, but at the end of the day, so many people don’t get to share their opinions. Now there are those publishers that will say that if someone does not comment, then why pay attention to their thoughts. That is one route; the other though is a little more mature and professional. Route 2 says that if you want to create content that is king, you need to collaborate and know what as many people as possible think. If you could collect the opinions of more readers than now, why not try it? Go the extra mile for readers.

The Feedweb Widget

The Feedweb Widget

Returning Comments:

There is no need to go into great depth on the subject, as it is quite straight-forward. When a reader comments, stop and read what he/she wrote, and respond in an intellectual manner that might either get the person thinking, or coming back to re-comment to what you wrote. There are many bloggers that do this fabulously, so check out how they do it:

Giving Due Credit:

It’s a competitive world in every field of work today, but morals and being a good person should not be thrown out the window. I was on Facebook the other day, and a guy was getting thrown under the bus for “stealing” someone else’s status without giving credit. There was a full Facebook clash on that person. Now, if that person had taken the status and given credit, maybe he would not be considered to be the biggest genius but the pros of sharing credit outweigh the cons every time.

The social media side: I am going to go through this with Linkedin->you are part of a group and brainstorming ideas by asking a simple question. Give credit to your helpers, not because you have to rather because you want to. Now you have also strengthened your relationship and shown yourself as a true net-worker.

Are those all the social media blogging tips I recommend? No way, and not all of them are true “social media”. A run down is coming sooner rather than later, but for now this is what you should take with you:

  1. Embed or take screen shots from social media sites
  2. Uses images from your followers’ Pinterest boards
  3. Give credit where it’s due, even if it was just an open discussion in a social media group
  4. Comments=appreciation and discussion! Comments should be returned on the blog and on social media sites.
http://visual.ly/if-your-blog-were-beer

http://visual.ly/if-your-blog-were-beer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special.”—Nelson Mandela

How will you make a move to create more interactions with readers? Are you going to use Social Media?

18 Responses

  1. Qasim says:

    Hi,

    it’s important to give credit and return the favor to other bloggers. This will surely build your relationship with other bloggers in your niche and with your readers.

    And for the awesome tool you are using to collect reader opinions, Do you plan to add a WordPress plugin of it, It will be very nice and free useful, and I would be interested in using it.
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  2. Hi Amiti,

    I saw your blog on your comments on Ashley’s blog.

    I agree with sharing to social media. Social media has many benefits, especially for us, the bloggers. Besides Twitter and Pinterest, I often shared on Google+ or LinkedIn, it can increase blog traffic. I also tried to join the group to discuss some things in common with our blog topic. I read some time ago, and tried to apply it :)

    Thanks for sharing these tips with us, Amiti.
    Keep the hard work.

    Regards,
    Nanda
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    • Amiti says:

      Hi Nanda,

      Social media is a must for all content publishers, but I would add that you can create posts that give readers more incentive to communicate with you via those sites.

      Hope you came a way from this read with some new ideas, and good luck with the blog.

  3. Hello Amiti,
    Very informative tips indeed !! Generally I prefer sharing tweets as this is the best source of increasing visibility. Thanks for sharing these effective tips.

    Have a great day :)

    • Amiti says:

      Hi Nikhil,

      I definitely agree that Twitter is a great place to share, but the issue is that their are people who share numerous posts at one time…what good does that do? It is as if that person just does it to get it off their to-do list.
      Glad you enjoyed the post though.

  4. Cole says:

    Hi Amiti,

    You’ve made some good points. People are often too concerned about what they take away from ‘sharing’, rather than what they can contribute to the conversation. Something as simple, as giving credit where it’s due, doesn’t occur to many people.

    – Cole
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    • Amiti says:

      Hi Cole,

      I think that giving due credit for honest reasons can be a great way to influence those who read posts, and it is a great way of building a stronger relationship with that person.

  5. Worli says:

    Hello Amiti,

    Copyright issues with images is always a big problem. I use flickr to search for CC images to use in the blog post. Many-times i ask its owner about the permission to use it, but you cannot always wait for their reply to use it. Sometimes, they do not allow even if they made the image available under CC license. I think they are not aware what a CC license means, and not allow you to use it.

    In that case you have to remove the image, place the new one, and if the artile is already shared on the social brand page then you have to delete that too, its a big mess and time consuming.
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  6. Karnal Singh says:

    It is very important to focus on social media for a blog to succeed.I am currently using facebook – though it has become commercialised now and not of that much use as it was earlier.After reading your article i have been encouraged to put more attention to social media.Currently i am not using twitter which i plan to start in near future…
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  7. Md tajuddin says:

    Great artical …..but I think that email marketing is still better then Social media marketing ….
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    • Amiti says:

      Hi Md,

      I am glad you enjoyed it, but I definitely disagree with you. The amount of emails that go unopened are too many. Also if one is not on my email list, most likely the content won’t reach them, but with social media if a friend comments on something he likes, I also see it and hence the company can reach a larger audience via social media.

      Why do you prefer email?

  8. Max Arthur says:

    How about tips for newbie bloggers?
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