Hiya everyone and welcome back to my blog!
I’m always incredibly grateful for bloggers who create posts to help others grow and improve their blogs! They share tips and tricks to make blogging that little bit easier. So today I have decided that I would like to give back and make my only Blogging 101 series to try and benefit other bloggers. Even if I just help one person, that’s what counts!
Social media is a HUGE aspect of blogging. It helps promote blog posts, connect bloggers and build up a following. In my experience, Twitter is definitely the best for this! I had met and found so many amazing bloggers and blogs through this app as well as it becoming one of the biggest referrers for my blog. So I have complied a list of tips and tricks to gain twitter followers and promote your blog using Twitter.
Here’s my Twitter if you’d like to check it out!
1. Twitter chats
This was one of the best things that I could have possibly done when I first started my blog Twitter account. It is the perfect way to connect with new bloggers and allow people to find your blog too! There are so many different chats and I always try to take part in at least two a week. If you have never taken part in one, they last for about an hour and a host (usually another blogger) will tweet out different questions using a hashtag so that everyone can follow the chat. People share tips and ideas as well as tackling other key blogging topics! These chats help you to gain followers, support and knowledge, so are a must for new and experienced bloggers! My favourites are the InfluencerRT chat on Wednesdays at 8pm GMT and GRLPOWR chat on Tuesdays/Sundays at 9pm GMT.
2. Be active and give out
You’ve got to be active and engage with others if you expect them to do it in return. You need to find your audience, don’t wait for them to come to you! Reply to other bloggers, read and retweet their posts and leave comments! All of these things will help you connect and grow your Twitter! You also need to make sure your are active often, I for one know how hard this can be especially if you have a job or are still at school. But you can just set aside some time every day to be active and engage, results will follow! Just make sure that you don’t come across like spam or robotic as that could negatively affect your Twitter growth.
3. Be you
My favourite bloggers are those that are genuine and personality shines through. I know that it can sometimes be easy to act in a way that’s not you to try and fit in better and gain more support. There is only one you which makes you unique! You can bring something new to blogging that nobody else can!
4. Spread kindness like confetti
Social media can be toxic but I like to go by the motto of “If there’s nothing nice to say, don’t say anything at all”. I have met so many lovely bloggers on Twitter that have made my day if I was feeling down or helped me celebrate my achievements. Due to this I always try to do the same to other people. If I see someone on my timeline who is having a bad day, I always drop them a message. The same goes if I see someone celebrating, I like to jump on the bandwagon and celebrate too! When it comes to kindness I think a little can go a long way.
5. Be grateful
I am so so grateful for all of the support I receive over on my Twitter. So I also think it is important to show how thankful you are for everything you receive from others. I am constantly tweeting when I hit goals to thank those who have helped me to get there, I think it us so important to stay humble and remember how you got where you are! Some messaged I have received off other bloggers have made my day and for this I am incredibly grateful!
So that’s how I improved my Twitter and I hope this post has helped you in some way!
Do you use twitter to promote your blog? What are your tips?
And as always, thanks for reading!