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Should you be on every social media platform as a blogger?

This blog post has been on my mind for some time and I decided today is the day to blog about it. Many bloggers wonder how they could possibly manage being on all social media platforms without overworking themselves. The last time I counted, there are about 7 active social media platforms and I am happy to say I have an account on all platforms but I don’t post regularly on all of them.

 

Should you be on every social media platform as a blogger?

Should you be on every social media platform as a blogger? Well my answer is yes. You should be on as many social media platforms as you can manage, just so you have your online presence on these platforms. You don’t have to be active on all the social media platforms you are on. There is no way I can post regularly on all the many social networks available. The best way to go about this is to pick a few you are interested in and focus on those platforms.

 

 

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Top Social Media Platforms

At the time of writing this post, the top social media platforms are –

 

Instagram

I have a love and hate relationship with Instagram. It is the hardest social media platform to grow because almost everyone on there plays the follow and unfollow game. I still like it and will keep using it as long as it stays active. Brands love it, so I have to keep at it. I was late to the Instagram game. I didn’t set up my account immediately and when I did set it up, I neglected it for many years. So I am currently playing catch up.

Instagram is where the money is, many bloggers with about 10,000 followers on average, get as much as £300 for a single shot or story, so if you ever plan to make money online, Instagram is the social media platform to start with. You can find me on Instagram here – Fashion and Style Police.

 

Facebook

I love Facebook so much. It is definitely my favourite social media platform. It is a lot more relaxed than Instagram and the Facebook ads do help grow your following. I also find it more real than Instagram. People genuinely comment and like your posts on Facebook and not to get anything back in return like on Instagram. I also find that you get more regular people on Facebook.

I have been on Facebook for many years now and set up my Facebook Page, the same time in 2012 when the first blog post went live. You can find my page here – Fashion and Style Police.

 

Twitter

Twitter is all about chit and chat and it can get a bit noisy but I like the noise. It is a good way to spend 10 minutes. I have been on Twitter for many years and I have succeeded in growing my following. Hashtags really come in handy on Twitter unlike other social media platforms.

I tweet everyday and thanks to Buffer, I can schedule tweets in advance and plan my content for the platform. I also scout for jobs for my blog and my digital marketing career. If you are after growing your net worth, Twitter is a good place to start. You can find me here – @fashionstylepol

 

 

 

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Pinterest

Pinterest is another interesting social media platform I am currently loving. I have recently started pinning a lot and I enjoy how my feed now looks and the amount of engagement and views I am getting. The views are also pouring over to my blog which is great. If  you are after a bit of blog traffic and interesting photos, then Pinterest is the platform for you.

I am late to the Pinterest game so I am slowly growing my followers but I am not that bothered about those numbers to be honest. I am more interested in the engagement and views I get because it spills over to the blog which is great. You can fine me on Pinterest here – Fashion and Style Police pins.

 

Snapchat

Snapchat is a platform I am registered on. I got an account with my name on it just incase I need it in future but I can’t remember the last time I went on it. It is not a social media platform I am interested in growing at the moment.

 

YouTube

I sent a YouTube channel last year after many years of contemplation. There are a few short videos on my channel. I have a few more I need to edit and upload. That should be done in a few days. It is another platform I currently don’t really have the time for but I am hoping to upload maybe 2 or more videos a month. You can watch my first YouTube video here.

 

Linkedin

Linkedin is a professional social media platform and I use it for just that. So you won’t find me chatting away on there like I do on Twitter. I use it to network and find like minds. I also scout for jobs on there and follow relevant people in my industry. You can find me on – Fashion and Style Police.

 

 

As you can see, I am not active on all the social media platforms, but I have an account on all of them. I think that is the smart thing to do as you never really know which one you may be interested in and you don’t want someone else using your blog name on a social media platform. That creates a lot of confusion. So if you have not done so already, register your blog name on all social media platforms. Also, ensure you use the same photo on all of them, so it is clear you are the same person. That is a great way to distinguish your brand.

 

Are you on every social media platform? Which is your favourite and why? Do sound off in the comments section below.

Thanks for reading and commenting, have a lovely week ahead.

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Why I won’t be sharing my goals for 2018

I am finally settling down into 2018. Today is the 3rd day and I am loving it. I have been away from home for some days and only got back home on Monday. So I am still trying to unpack and tidy up. I am finally starting to feel a little more organised. I am a firm believer in setting achievable goals. I set monthly goals in the first of every month. It works great for me because I need to know what I need to work on to make it happen. I also like to write them down as I believe in the power of written goals.

I am my own boss. No one tells me what to do or how to do it. I don’t have a boss breathing down my neck, constantly reminding me to hit my KPIs. Or counting how many times I go for a comfort break. It feels great to be my own boss but it also means I have to work very long hours to make this life happen. Which is why setting goals for 2018 is a no brainer.

 

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Why I won’t be sharing my goals for 2018

Many people write goals and share them with their blog readers but I am different. I like to keep my goals private. That may sound silly to some of you but it works great for me. I do share some goals on Fashion and Style Police. You all know how much I talk about growing my Instagram and I am so happy that is finally beginning to happen. But when it comes down to my monthly/yearly goals, I am not comfortable sharing them all in details.

The reason why I am not for sharing goals publicly is because I believe that sometimes, when we share our plans, the forces start working to make sure we don’t smash them (please don’t ask me who the forces are). Which is why I rather keep my goals quiet and let the results do the talking.

I have a lot planned for 2018. It is going to be an incredible month. I can feel it in my heart and I can’t wait to experience them all.

Say cheers to the New Year! May 2018 be amazing for us all as awe smash goal after goal.

Thanks for reading, commenting and sharing. There will be no me without you. Have a lovely day xo

 

Instaworthy Autumn Posts!

Autumn is arguably the most fascinating time in fashion, and it’s finally here! I am super excited! From  rich colours and cosy jumpers to tasty coffees and frosty mornings, the season is fabulous for Instagrammers—but just what photos should you be snapping this year? We find out:

 

A trip to Starbucks

 

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With Halloween on the rise, we’re guessing that the pumpkin spice latte will be making a return. Be prepared to post this all-time Starbucks favourite and watch the likes flood in! A good shot of a cup of coffee is sure to get the likes.

 

An autumn nature post

Autumn is one of the most beautiful seasons to photograph and everyone loves a good leaf post. Especially with the beautiful bold browns and reds. You can post your nature photos individually or as a pile to add some colour to your Instagram account.

 

Snap a selfie

 

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I love uploading selfies every now and again. I enjoy taking them and I think it is great  to take a few selfies wearing autumn hats, gloves and scarves! Have a look at designer womenswear brand Ralph Lauren’s online style guide for more ideas on the pieces and accessories you should be wearing and sharing for autumn 2017.

 

A bright night sky

Make the most of upcoming seasonal events. You could attend a firework display on the 5th of November! You could also get some great Halloween decoration shots! Capture all of the action on your phone and upload to your feed.

 

Picture pumpkin

Pumpkins make great shots! You can either carve them or stack them up to create a beautiful post. So make the most of the season, and get those pumpkin photos uploaded on Instagram.

 

Wear then share

 

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When it comes to fashion, Instagram is the place to be. I get a lot of daily fashion inspiration on Instagram, and I enjoy sharing my outfit posts too.  This autumn, why not share some outfit posts? Just make sure you pick the picture perfect outfit!

 

A touch of frost

Instagram is a great platform to show off your photography skills. Capturing the perfect shot of glistening, pretty frost will put your skills to the test, but the end result is well worth the effort!

 

The top trick

We all know cute animals can guilt trip people into liking a post. From pups in piles of leaves to robins on fences, who can scroll past those little faces? So if you have a pet, get those shots taken!

 

Muddy wellies

Autumn and rain go hand in hand, so get your wellies out and make the most of the muddy puddles. Remember to get your cameras ready to get some puddles shots!

 

Extravagant hot chocolates

 

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Posting a picture of hot chocolate in summer might be a little weird, but with the cold weather coming in, you have the perfect opportunity for snapping that shot. Pile them high with cream and marshmallows for an envy-inducing autumn drink.

 

Do you have plans for Instaworthy autumn post? Please share in the comments section below.

 

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