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Social Media Tips – Twitter is meant for chit-chat

Blogging and social media go hand in hand. I would be lost with the 2, which is why you would easily catch me on them. When it comes to blogging, content is king and marketing is queen. There is no content without marketing. What is the point of writing post after post if no one is going to read it. Social media is a massive platform when it comes to marketing your blog. My number blog referral is Google, which is exactly the way I want to. I pay a lot of attention to my SEO, and I am thankful I am starting to see the results of all my hard work over the years. The last for referrals is Twitter.

 

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Google is the number 1 referral for Fashion and Style Police

While Google is my number referral list, Twitter is my last! I found this odd at first because I didn’t understand how it would be my last since I shared every new blog post on there. I also share many tweets with post links with the right hashtags and they get liked/retweeted. So with all the hard work and Twitter being the last on the referral list, it left me wondering why. I have been on Twitter since 2009 and I still maintain my original account, although my name has been tweaked a few times on there.

 

Social Media Tips – Twitter is meant for chit-chat

I have come to realise that Twitter as the name kind of implies, is meant for chitchat. It is not really the platform to get lots of people to visit your blog. It is more for building relationships and expressing yourself. I will be doing more of that going forward. There will still be many tweets with links to blog posts and all, but I will be focusing more on just chatting with others and expressing my views and opinions.

 

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Twitter is still one of my favourite platforms. I get many blog collaborations on there and I also pitch to many potential clients, so I won’t be reducing my time on there regardless. I will just be using it slightly differently now that I fully understand how it works as a social media platform. At the moment, I have a blog coaching service available, where I will be teaching how to make the most of your blog and start to earn an income from it. Do get in touch via email for more details on that.

What are your thoughts on Twitter? Do you use it? Is it your favourite social media platform? Do sound off in the comments section below. Let’s chat.

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How to grow your social media 30 minutes a day

As an online entrepreneur, I pay attention to my social media platforms more than your average person. I like to have an account on the most popular social media platforms, and I am quite active on a couple. Social media is my bread and butter, so growing my following is important to me. Having said, I am not able to dedicate as many hours in a day to build my social media following as I would like. So I had to think outside the box. I am quite impressed with how I have grown my social media platforms but there is still room to grow, and I plan to increase my following significantly before the end of this year.

 

 

 

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How to grow your social media 30 minutes a day

So how do I grow my social media 30 minutes a day? Here are some things I do, you may find them helpful too!

 

Scheduling Tweets

I schedule my tweets on Buffer everyday. It usually takes me about 10 minutes to get this done. I always have my tweets ready in my head so I don’t  over think the process too much. Also, I am always manually tweeting when I get the time so my whole feed is automated. But being to schedule my tweets does help me grow my following massively. Using the right hashtags and images also help my tweets get some engagement. Plus Twitter is all about chitchat so I make sure I engaged with others everyday.

 

Facebook Promotion

I spend a few minutes a day on Facebook creating stories, replying comments and resharing relevant posts from other pages and creating ads. It takes me about 10 minutes to get all these done on Facebook. I also go in and out of the Facebook app on my iPhone as often as I can in the day, but I make sure I dedicate 10 minutes a day to get my promotional stuff done. Facebook reach can be tricky to get up but sharing your new blog posts in relevant groups does help.

 

Instagram

Now on Instagram, I spend a bit more time because I am seriously trying to go my following on it. I spend around 20 minutes a day creating stories, posting shots/captions, replying comments, liking and commenting on photos and researching hashtags. Instagram is such a competitive platform but I try to do me on there as much as possible. I make sure I don’t spend too much time on the platform though, as it is so easy to get carried away checking profiles out.

 

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Pinterest

I have fallen in love with Pinterest and I now spend around 10minutes a day pinning. Pinterest is an interesting social media platform and I love the fact that I have noticed a spike in my monthly unique and engaged viewers. My following is also gradually increasing on there and I am loving it. Plus it is so easy to manage once you know what you are doing. I always go in and out throughout the day on my iPhone and I pin as much as I can outside of the 10 minutes I dedicate everyday.

 

You don’t have to spend hours working on your social media platforms. Just start with a couple of minutes every day on each platform and see how you get on. It is more about consistency than the amount of time you spend. You doing the same thing everyday for a week will mean more than you spending hours on a platform on 1 day and not do anything else on it for a week. Consistency leads to growth on social media, so don’t give up!

 

How do you grow your social media platforms? Do you have any tried or tested tip to share?

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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