keeping up with the socializing

Bare with me, I've never written a post like this before, so this could be rough for all of us, okay?

Today, I'm going to talk about social media and how it can be a great tool to get yourself out there, whether you're promoting your blog or promoting a book or anything. These are all just based purely on my personal experience.

1. Twitter! Twitter is probably the greatest invention ever (okay, not the greatest, but it's pretty high up there). Seriously, you can follow people you know, people you wish you knew, and people you don't want to know (not that you would, but it's still a possibility!) Twitter is great for getting messages out about blog posts. There are a number of services, like Networked Blogs, that automatically tweet on your behalf every time you post a blog post, so you don't have to worry about it.

Or, if you aren't into blogging, but you want to get your book out, you can post links to where people can read it.

2. Facebok. It's no duh that these are the top two for social media, but here's why facebook comes in at number two. It's a little more personal, since I'm actually friends with people I go to school with on there (seriously, when am I going to stop finding people from school on twitter?! It's weird!) If you've got a blog, Networked Blogs also pushes blog posts to your facebook account, or if you've got a page for your blog, you can do that too! Facebook is also great to find writing groups if you're looking for someone to read your stuff.

3. bloglovin. another blog site, it's kind of cool how you can follow blog posts. I follow so many blogs on blogger, it's kind of nice to follow, like, ten on bloglovin.

4. hellocotton - it's the same basic idea of bloglovin, but it looks cuter and I like the organization better. It's cool because you have a profile page, not just your blog. And you can see who you're following and see who's following you, it's really a neat little tool.

When it comes to your blog, what social media do you use to promote your blog?


Ashley said...

I use Facebook. I've thought about getting a Twitter, but I really dont know if I have the time for A Facebook, Blogger, Email, Etsy AND Twitter. It's just a big ole bite to try to chew.

Natalie Aguirre said...

I haven't gotten on Twitter yet, but I think I need to. Thanks for giving me the nudge. I do post all my blog posts to Facebook.

Sarah Stright said...

I totally agree about Twitter. It's the best thing out there. I've made so many great friendships with strangers based on that! I had heard of hellocotton but never actually knew what it was! I'm going to have to look into that! I've just found your blog and think it's fantastic. I'm now following and looking forward to reading more!

Anonymous said...

I love Twitter! It is amazing :) I actually have like a personal Twitter and a blogging Twitter, and it's super hard to keep up with, but I'm trying :)

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