I have decided that going forward I want to be more active on social media and have been thinking about how I currently use (or not) the social media platforms that I already have. The social media platforms that I have accounts with and how I use them currently are
- Instagram – I share the odd photo of things I am doing
- Blog Facebook and Facebook Group – My blog Facebook is linked to WordPress and my Instagram which automatically post to that page and the Facebook Group is currently a bit dead.
- Pinterest – I literally just search for things and save them to boards.
- Twitter – This is linked to WordPress and my posts get automatically shared when they are published.
I want to get active on social media rather than just let WordPress share my posts so I have been thinking of strategies that I can use to grow my social media a bit. Here’s what I have come up with…
I am going to try to post a lot more content than I do already. Instagram is all about images and I want to make this the platform for me to share little snapshots of my day and things I am doing, cute picture and quotes.
I am thinking about using my blog Facebook group to interact with my readers and ask questions, get feedback and share blog-related thoughts.
I created the group (Bloggers Brew) so I could engage with other bloggers and create a community of like-minded people who can help and support each other. I am not really sure how I am going to get the group up and running properly but am going to start by inviting my readers to come and join by clicking the link above. I’d like this to be a community where we can share hints, tips, advice and ask questions as well as share our latest blog links.
I still have no idea what to do with Pinterest so the first thing I want to do is to learn a bit more about the site and start pinning my content on there. I have been listening to a few different podcasts and reading about Pinterest and have heard that bloggers can get a lot of traffic through this platform so I’m guessing that most people use Pinterest in a different way than I do! I do occasionally click on the links to read about things but for me, the platform is to look at and save pictures.
I have already made a start on the strategy I am using for this platform, I call it the 4-3-2-1 method which is
- 4 comments on 4 different tweets
- 3 re-tweets
- 2 website or blog shares (other peoples)
- 1 blog share of my own
I’d also like to start joining in with conversations that happen during the week, especially ones centred around blogging!
Do you have any strategies that you are working on this year? Or any ideas about how to use social media platforms to get the most out of them? I’d love to hear your views and ideas in the comments!