Which is better, the hard way or the easy way? This is not a trick question. In my experience, the hard way only pays off when you’re shooting the dice in craps. That’s not to say that all things in life are meant to be easy. Besides, who among us really has everything all figured out?
And doesn’t it crack you up when people think that Blogging is an “easy” job. There are so many pieces and parts to running a great blog, it’s hard to keep up with it all. When you started your Blog did you realize everything that needed to go into a post? Me neither!
Finding other Bloggers on Social Media, to follow and be followed by, opens doors. It connects us with others, leads more people to our sites who then share our work on Social Media. Are you blogging to yourself? Do you want to be noticed, but don’t know how to get there?
Running your blog in a vacuum is a futile process. “Build it and they will come” is just a line from a movie. Instantaneous Stardom rarely happens in real life. You have to be seen to be noticed.
Reasons to Grow Your Social Media Platforms with Other Bloggers
Social Media connects us with others who find value in our posts. It helps us to grow our audience and hone our skills. It puts you in the position to be noticed by fans and Brands.
It’s hard work to grow your Social Media Platforms. Taking photos, editing them, creating different sizes for Facebook, Pinterest, Google+, Twitter and Instagram. Phew! I’m tired already. Aren’t you???
And we haven’t even created the posts and written the Social Media Updates yet. Or scheduled them. Found the appropriate hashtags. Or, at the very least, hashtags that aren’t flagged as spam. ARG!
Check out the Top Five Reasons why you should be working together with other Bloggers, then add yourself to the linkup and let’s all grow together. We got this!
Meet your hosts:
|Nikki from View From In Here||Jessica from Adventures of a Cavemom|
|Lindsey from Lindsey Tradup||Yvonne from Double the Monkey Business|
|Gidget from Mommy Perfect||Rena from It’s all Fine, Whatever tickles the fancy|
|Leah from Elm Photo Studio||Leanne from Smiles and Sunday|
Top Five Reasons To Grow Your Social Media Platforms
ONE: Bloggers are a cool, creative bunch. I love reading updates from other Bloggers on my Social Media Feeds. We are so doggone fun! When I’m having a creative dry spot I get my best ideas from the Bloggers that I follow. (Bonus points for a great food video, or crazy cat vid? Amiright?!)
TWO: Bloggers know all the good stuff. Need a recommendation for a hotel while on vacation? Ask a Blogger. Looking for potty training tips? Ask a Blogger. DIY? Decorating? Paint Colors? Get it? Follow Bloggers from every niche and all the answers you need are at your fingertips. Boo-Yah!
THREE: Algorithm Changes drive you crazy? Yeah, me too. But guess what? Another Blogger has already figured it all out. And you follow her/him! Score. Think about all those hours of research saved.
FOUR: Is there anyone more fun to hang out with than a Blogger? I think not.
FIVE: Okay, here’s the REALS. You want people to read your blog, right? You’re working to raise your Pageviews. You may even be thinking about making money from your Blog. Perhaps you’ve started to Monetize, but you’d like to make more income. Maybe you want all these things, but it’s a slow process?
Guess what? Growing your Social Media Platforms, hanging with other Bloggers, can help you achieve all these things. But working together with other Bloggers can speed up the process.
Social Media Blast Requirements
-Add the link to your Social Media Account. It must be a Public account or Facebook PAGE not personal.
-Follow everyone in the linkup, come back later in the week to follow those that have joined after you. This linkup will be open for a week, come back and follow more as the week goes on, and get followed back! This is not a link dump, if you aren’t following the others your link will be deleted. Thanks.
–Share. Click to Tweet. The more people that link up, the bigger we all grow.
This week we’re focusing on Instagram
This week, link up the URL to your Instagram account (NOT YOUR BLOG URL), follow others on the list. Your Instagram account MUST be PUBLIC for you to join the linkup. It is not required for others to follow you if your account is set to private.
FYI Instagram will only allow you to follow 20ish new accounts in an hour. If you reach 20 and have not followed everyone in the linkup you must come back later to complete.
To find the URL to your Instagram profile, open up Instagram, click your profile picture on the right side, click view profile, grab the URL in the browser bar.
My URL is:https://www.instagram.com/fine.whatev/ Yours should be similar!