I wanted to share a few tips that helped me get my blog going.
I’m not advertising this for any of the companies mentioned, I just wanted to share what has helped me so far through this crazy and sometimes overwhelming adventure.
There is so much information out there, you can read and research for days, months even, however, until you actually get your blog up and running it will be hard to utilize all of the information you are obtaining.
I’ll add more as I learn, but this is only the first few steps that has helped me so far.
I had used WordPress.com for my works website in the past and already had some (little) experience with the company so I chose to use the same company for my Blog. I know there are several options out there, it’s just a matter of what is going to work best for your needs. I also felt that with me not being too technically savvy, this company has a wonderful customer service chat group that when in need, they come to the rescue! They explain things to me to where I understand them and they try not to use too many technical terms, which is probably one of my favorite qualities about them especially after you’ve worked so hard on a problem, get overwhelmed…..a quick chat with them and my problem is solved and I also learned a little bit in the process.
- Building your followers on ALL social media accounts is essential, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and wherever else you are comfortable socializing.
- If you are able to join a few blogging groups, this is nice because everyone understands the need to build your followers on social media and it’s also a nice way of reaching out for suggestions, etc.
- One of my favorite Facebook groups is “Start a Money Making Blog”, it’s a closed group by It’s A Lovely Life by Heather and Pete Reese which means you have to be approved to join their group. They have helped me the most with the courses they offer.
5 ways to make the most out of Twitter (thank you google for the information)
- “Don’t Tweet all About You. Tweet All About Them.” – thank you Chris Brogan
- “Set aside your follower-following ratio and just follow” – thank you Kevan Lee
- “Use hashtags The more you use hashtags, the more engagement you’ll get on your tweets. Tweets with hashtags are proven to double engagement rate, grow more followers, improve reputation, and gain information.” – thank you Kevan Lee
- Keep the tweets short The ideal length of a tweet is 100 characters, and there’s a particularly relevant application for this: Shorter tweets are more favorable for retweeting. Lauren Fisher of SimplyZesty writes about the importance of that extra space: You may post interesting content or say witty things, but when you’re doing so, you want to give people the opportunity to retweet your stuff. As a rule, you should leave leave 20 characters worth of spare to allow this. If it’s possible leave 40 since that way, the person retweeting should be able to fit in a quick comment
- Your bio is searchable within Twitter, so be sure to jam-pack it with keywords. – thank you Katie with girlcrush Collective and if you Follow her Twitter account she has even more helpful tips. https://twitter.com/girlcrushco
Check out these links for more tips!
http://blog.bufferapp.com/twitter-tips-for-beginners Twitter Tips for Beginners by Kevan Lee
http://blog.bufferapp.com/twitter-hacks Twitter Hacks by Neil Patel
http://blog.bufferapp.com/advanced-twitter-tips Advanced Twitter Tips by Kevan Lee