I have been working really hard to be more active on Twitter and engage with people, and I love it. Twitter is my favourite social media app, because I get to connect with other bloggers and chat with people, and it’s so interactive. However, I never schedule tweets or promote a post more than a few times, and it can feel like I am getting lost in the crowd. My goal is to sit down and write out a schedule/strategy and schedule a bunch of tweets, but still be active daily and interact with people. If anyone has any tips on this, please let me know!
I love Instagram, but I just cannot seem to get into it for my blog. When I first started More Than Rubies, I was using my phone to switch between my personal account and my blog account, but I was paranoid my blog account was connecting to my personal Facebook account. So I recently decided to log into my blog’s Instagram on my tablet instead, but it’s an older Samsung one and there aren’t any emojis (gasp!) and it’s slower, and it’s a lot more work to email the pictures to myself then upload them with my tablet. Even posting once a week on there would be an accomplishment! All this to say, my Instagram game is a total fail, and I really want to fix that! I don’t have a solution for this yet, but hopefully when I check back in next I will be in a much better place in the Instagram world. (Again, any tips would be much appreciated!)
I love Pinterest so much, and I see the great potential it has for promoting blog posts. Continuing to make the effort to create pinnable images is a big goal for me this year, as is learning to promote myself on Pinterest more. As with Twitter, I never schedule posts on Pinterest, and this is something I really want to change.
I love Bloglovin because it makes it so much easier to keep up with all the blogs I follow. It has definitely become one of my most used apps this past year. I have worked really hard to build up my Bloglovin following, and I plan to continue this. Bloglovin is awesome because if someone follows your blog, then every new post will show up in their feed. The more people like and save posts, the more they get suggested to other people, and it seems that is the most effective way to grow. Rather than just promoting my Bloglovin page on Twitter, which is what I have been doing, I plan to engage my followers more by encouraging them to like or save a post and hopefully build up more of a following that way.
Over all, this year I hope to engage more on social media and become smarter in my approach to it. I know this will take a lot of work, but I’m hoping if I can set up a basic plan, then it will become easier over time. I will definitely keep you all updated on how this is going and check back in in a few months!