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It’s still cold and rainy out, so no garden related post this week. Last week I really pushed myself to be more present on my social media accounts and really saw a difference! This week I want to discuss with you 5 social media platforms to utilize as a blogger.
A few of these platforms aren’t strictly considered “social media“, but I’m including them since so many bloggers, entrepreneurs, and business owners use them as well.
Some of these social media platforms I use more than others, mainly due to time constraints. Blogging is a challenge on many levels. Juggling several jobs and a blog is another challenge altogether.
Want to start a blog but not sure where to begin? Check out my post all about How to Start a Blog!
Yes, I know Pinterest is not social media, but I had to include it on my list. Why? Many bloggers claim that Pinterest gives them the most traffic to their blog. Out of all the platforms I’ve used, Pinterest gives me the most traffic as well.
Pinterest was the last platform I added when I began as a blogger, yet it’s the one where I’ve gained the most followers and traffic so far. Why? I’ve worked very hard at improving my presence on Pinterest since I started my blog.
One way I’ve improved my blogging game on Pinterest is through Pin Practical Masterclass. I was already using Pinterest by the time I took this class, but it made a HUGE difference with my traffic and followers once I utilized the many tips I learned!
I highly recommend taking Pin Practical Masterclass!
Another tool that has really helped is Tailwind. I used their free trial and then thought about it for a year before paying for their scheduling services. I’m so glad I did!
I make a few pins for each post, schedule them once a week on Tailwind, and let them do the rest! Check out how to better use Pinterest here!
Want to see what I’m up to on Pinterest? You can follow me here!
I love using Twitter! I spend most of my time on Twitter retweeting other blogger’s tweets. I try to share my posts a few times a week when time permits. One of these days I’ll focus more on Twitter to bring more traffic back to my blog!
Check out what I’m up to by following me on Twitter here!
I love sharing pictures and have been trying to post at least once a day on Instagram this past month. This has really made a difference in my followers, likes, and engagement with others!
I have a love/hate relationship with Instagram, but I know I’m not alone in this. I know it can be hard, but don’t focus on those who play the follow/unfollow game. I’m trying to keep my eyes on my follower count.
Have a theme. Follow others in your niche. Like and interact with others. Create videos. I hate making videos, since I’m uncomfortable onscreen, but should just get over this and use videos more on Instagram and other places.
Check out and follow me on Instagram here!
Invite friends to like your Facebook page. Share posts that are relevant to your blog and what can benefit your followers. I spend a few times per day (when time permits) skimming through my newsfeed, looking for something gardening related that I can share with my followers.
I recently started a new page, since Facebook won’t let me change the name of my page to my new blog’s name. You can follow me on Facebook here!
I mentioned above that I’m not super comfortable onscreen. I do have a few videos on Youtube. Youtube isn’t necessarily a social media platform, but I included it in my list since you can interact with others on the site.
Many bloggers have had a ton of success using Youtube so try it out and see what happens! You can follow me on Youtube here!
There are other sites that can be useful as a blogger to share your knowledge and bring in other followers to your blog. I mainly use the top four mentioned here, but some days and weeks that is a struggle.
If you are just starting out as a blogger, pick one platform to start using and really educate yourself on how to use it. Do this for a month before utilizing another social media platform. This way, you won’t get overwhelmed and can master each platform!
When I’m really busy with life or feeling overwhelmed with blogging, I’ll take a break from social media for a day. My followers will still be there the next day, and I can continue to grow my social media accounts while feeling refreshed.
So these are 5 social media platforms to utilize as a blogger. Which ones have worked best for you, or which will you start with first? Let me know your thoughts in the comments section below!