I’ll assume that you know these social media platforms, not necessarily use it, but know of it: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, and Youtube.
These are all ways to promote your blog.
But you are not stupid, you know that already and perhaps have tried it too. But the people just don’t care. To some people, it is easy to promote their blog on social media because they are already ‘popular’ amongst friends and family or have friends and family who cares.
But to others, they don’t get the same attention so it will not be useful to say ‘share your blog on your social media.’
But not all hope is lost. In this post, I will be showing you ways to promote your blog on social media even if you are not popular or perhaps shy.
There is a website called medium. It’s a large community of people who like to read. You can post your blog post on there and it will show it to people who actually read blog posts on a daily basis.
This will expose your blog to an even bigger audience outside of WordPress.
Also, if you do not want your friends and family to know that you are blogging, this is a great way to go as apposed to Facebook etc where all your friends and family see your every move.
Use social media:
Everyone seems to be saying that you should sign up to as many social media as possible because that gives you a bigger audience. All of that is true.
But being on social media promoting your content continuously can suck your soul. The dangers with this is
* If you don’t get any response you will feel like a failure
*You spend your entire time promoting your content and forget about your real physical life outside of social media
* Contrast to popular belief, staring at your phone the entire day is not good for your eyes.
However, If you are comfortable with all of that, count it as a gift and use it to your advantage.
I, however, have tried to love social media and my phone but it occupies my mind and thus not paying attention to my physical life.
Choose the right type of social media for you.
So for people like me, choose one or two social media that you can handle. Preferably ones that you have the most following on.
On which social media do you have the most following on? Choose those ones.
Then set aside time to promote your blog.
For me, this is Facebook. I know when I post on Facebook, many people will come and check my blog out because my parents, siblings, childhood friends etc are on there.
It’s easier to get people who already know you to check out your blog oppose to strangers that first need to find interest in you. Those strangers do exist, so all hope is not lost.
When you promote your blog, make it interesting. Do not just post ‘Here’s my blog post, check it out’ I’m guilty of that, and people get bored by it when they have seen you post for the 5th time the same sentence, every day/week.
Instead, use an interesting picture. Preferably one you took, that will make people wonder ‘What is he/she up to?’
Also, words are very powerful. Use your words that will attract people to your post. Get their emotions involved.
Do not just post a link to your blog post. Make them see why it will be beneficial them to check your post out.
Try different apps to make your content a bit different from the rest of the people posting.
(These apps are available on Andriod and Iphone)
If you use videos, try out the app alive. It’s the video editor Beyonce uses for her creative videos. It’s free. It makes your video come alive by giving you emotions that have motion, filters that are different from Instagram, songs, interesting text styles, and there’s a whole lot more on that app. It works on Android and iPhone.It’s easy and free, so why not check it out? (Not sponsored)
To bring more attention to your pictures Snapseed is very effective. You can change the contrast, brightness etc on it. But so does Instagram right, so why Snapseed? Everyone is using the Instagram filters, Snapseed will make your pictures stand out, just because you are not using the same filters everyone else is using. it also gives you more options to play around.
If you are posting a beauty blogger or just want to improve your appearance on pictures and wonder what the top beauty bloggers use Youcam makeup is a good app. It smoothes out your skin, there are options to change your lip color, hair color etc. Whatever you are looking to enhance, it’s probably on the app. Just one thing, don’t overdo it. Don’t make your skin so smooth that you don’t look recognizable. Go for natural but enhanced.
If you are on Instagram you will notice that some of your pictures do not entirely fit into the screen. No crop is a photo editor that allows you to post the entire picture to your Instagram without cropping it. It also has filters, texts, and many more functions. Play around with it.
Get inspiration form the people you admire.
Go visit the social media of the people you admire. What do you like about their social media? Use that as inspiration and create your own.
If you want to read more about this topic, I’ve written more blog posts about it here.
I hope this helped some of you! Do you have any questions?