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The Benefits of Social Media for Bloggers

The world of social media has become increasingly popular over the last few years and for bloggers this comes with great benefits! Social media is a great resource for spreading the word about your blog, sharing your posts, and keeping connected with your followers!

 

If you are new to blogging you may not know the benefits so lets break them down:

 

Twitter: Twitter is a great way to stay connected with your followers while following others who interest you. There are

many ways that Twitter can benefit your blog:

 

  •   You can feed your blog posts to automatically post to Twitter, this allows your followers to know when you have written a new post and with a link included can  lead them to your blog.

 

  • You can quickly and easily let followers know about events, giveaways, and any other special happenings simply by tweeting about them!

 

  • By tweeting you can draw in new readers who are interested in what you blog about!

Facebook: Facebook is a favorite for many. Not only do you get to keep up with friends and family but Facebook also allows you to create a business fanpage that you can use just for blog related items if you don't want to mix the two! Here just a few reasons why facebook is a social media favorite:

 

  • Again, you can set up your posts to autofeed to your wall, letting those who like your page know when you have written a new post.

 

  • Followers can comment and like posts on your wall and it's a bit more interactive than twitter.

 

  • Longer content can be posted, whereas with twitter there is a character limit

 

LinkedIn: Linkedin is great for professional/ business blogggers. It's a great way to connect with others in your niche. here are a few perks on Linkedin:

 

  • You can join/ create groups related to your occupation allowing you to connect with others and spread the word about your blog!

 

  • It's more of a professional community environment where you meet others you know, become friends, join groups, meet new people in your profession, etc.... Once you connect with others you have more opportunity to share your blog and what what it's about!

 

  • You can post/ look for jobs. This is great if you are a freelance blogger looking for work.

 

  • Again, you can feed your blog posts to automatically show up every time you write a new post.

 

There are MANY other social media resources but these are just a few to get you started. It is definitely a good idea to at least set up a Twitter or Facebook account. It really can do your blog wonders and readers love to have different ways to follow you.

 

Remember when you sign up for either of these that you add a widget/button on your blog that links to your account so people know how and where to follow you!

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Comment by Emily Murray on August 30, 2011 at 3:11pm

Jill,

 

I used the Networked Blogs App. It was a really long time ago but try this page. It should have an app you can use and then your blog feed will post to you wall.

Comment by Jill on August 30, 2011 at 2:15pm
How do you make your posts autofeed to Facebook?  Thanks for your help!

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