Unless you have been living under a rock for the past few years, you have probably heard of different social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and others. If you have heard of these things, you are probably mainly using them to keep up with friends and family. I use it for those things, too. But I also use different forms of social media to promote my blog and my products. Here, I shall explain how I use different forms of social media in order to promote my blog.
*Note: I use my personal account for my blog, as well. At this point, I don’t see the point in separating the two. My blog is a part of me, and I want to give readers a look into my life through social media.
I use Facebook in many ways. I don’t add friends to my personal account if they are people I don’t know in real life. I do have a Facebook page for my blog, but I hardly use it. Facebook has come to the point of wanting to make page users pay for their posts to be seen. I don’t have the money for that right now, but I do promote my blog to my friends and family on my personal page. I also use Facebook to connect with other bloggers through different groups. I can ask questions and respond to other people’s questions with my own knowledge.
I tweet a link to a post soon after it goes up. I will also promote that post for the next few days until a new post goes up. I also post a link to my sheet music site on occasion and definitely after a new piece of music is published. Before sending a tweet, I always add a few appropriate hashtags.
I try and find a picture that is relevant to my blog or a specific post. Other than that I use it in the same way I use Twitter. I will add a few more hashtags on Instagram, since the captions on Instagram do not have a character limit.
I recently heard that Pinterest is “a blogger’s best friend”. I still have yet to really get the best out of it, for now, I am using it in the same way as I use Instagram. I have different board that will hopefully help me categorize different things. I also use Pinterest to follow boards and accounts about blogging.
Other Social Networks
I have a Snapchat account, which I am using to become more accustomed to being on camera. I would love to make YouTube videos one day or use the video medium in some way. Again, my Snapchat account is my personal account, but I don’t really use it for blogging purposes…yet.
I think that social media is a very powerful tool for promoting one’s online persona. Whether you blog or have an online business, using social media in a smart way can help build up traffic.
If you want to follow me on any of the above social media (except Facebook), my username is (@)killerharmony (Instagram and Pinterest) and (@)hannahhaefele (Twitter). On Facebook, you can find me by searching for “Mixed Arts”.
Thanks for reading!