Do you have a plan for Social Media marketing around your blog?
Think about your blog, Social Media, and your email marketing as a 3D version of your experience, skills, and capabilities to serve your targeted audience and give them what they want from you.
Golden Nugget Tip: Make them want more! Impress them with your content. Make it shareable.
So why is Social Media marketing around your blog so important?
Your blog is your place to send everyone to where you have a ‘get to know YOU and your business better’ platform.
Even if you are blogging as a hobby…You still want others to come to your site and read, comment, on what you say, right?
- Your visitors are looking for content that addresses their needs.
Your blog is you engaging and interacting. It is your communications plan. And it can be your system to connect and share your knowledge with feedback from those you want to have join in the conversation of your blog.
Your blog talk is for information, conversation, enticing, and building your credibility as the one to listen to.
Your blog’s success will depend on how well and often it’s posted and how useful your readers find it.
Who are your readers and what do they want to know?
Why would they listen to you? Read more at Are You An Expert?
Putting a plan for Social Media Marketing around your blog means:
#1 Knowing where your readers hang out and connecting with them.
- Ask them questions and see if you can actually talk to them to learn more about what their issues are.
- Give ideas and help for those issues they mention.
- Invite them to read your blog post.
#2 Think of it as a form of offline networking.
- Network online with people who are in smaller groups of your targeted audience. So they may notice and want to network, and connect, back with you and share your content.
- When you share, or refer, someone else’s posts, mention their Social Media linkback. You are likely to get their attention and the attention of their audience, also.
#3 Become a sharer – Share every one of your own posts on each of your top 3 Social Media platforms.
- The best results I’ve had are with Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
- You need to check out where your audience is hanging out.
- Share with a note and link back to your blog post.
★ This is a great start to Social Media marketing around your blog! ★
It takes time and experience.
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13 thoughts on “Want Social Media Marketing Around Your Blog?”
Enjoyed reading your post. Although I did create a communications plan for my blog that is both engaging and interacting, it has taken a back seat. I still share my knowledge but haven’t had the time to interact once someone does comment. Unfortunately, it has been a one-way conversation. I’ve experimented with having my assistant take care of this but it is just does not work well.
Rachel Lavern recently posted..It is Not About You
It sure is time consuming – but well worth it – that’s why there are expensive Social Media managers out there to help us grow and get noticed for those engaging selling conversations to happen – thanks so much for stopping by Rachel
I suspect a lot of business people just don’t know quite what to do with a blog. Often there is no blog vision or strategy to use it for business purposes. Apart from that there is the time it takes to prepare quality posts. Yet clients and prospects use a blog to get a feel for what it’s like working with them and become clearer on what that person can do for them. Using social media then to spread the message is essential and there are great tools for that..
Mel Day recently posted..Website Plugins and Performance
From what I am seeing, you are right on, Mel – Thanks so much for your thoughtful post!
Very valuable post with a lot of great information,well dome Donna 🙂
Tommy Olsson recently posted..I dont have time for that, or do you?
Thank you, Tommy – it’s seems we often forget about Social Media Marketing and our blogs 🙂
It is so important to have a plan for all parts of your business. Your suggestions for how to connect social media with your blog is great. I often tell my clients the key is to start with a plan that is manageable for you and work towards the rest. The first step must be made then let’s take the second. This post provides the key information for making the first step.
Kim recently posted..Kim’s Book Review – The Power of Giving
Thanks Kim – very wise of you! It can become so overwhelming as we try so hard to grow our businesses – trying to learn it all at once and often just staying stuck.
Great tips Donna. Your post came in timely as I am learning the ropes to grow my list. You question certainly got me thinking – “Do you have a plan for Social Media marketing around your blog?” Thanks again 🙂
Sandy Tan recently posted..Before the Counter Restarts again
Thank you, Sandy – I hope to see your name and hear your voice on our live ‘Build Your Business – Build Your List’ calls – you may register at the end of each post! 🙂
I found this very useful because I do use social media around my blog as well. It really has been powerful doing so. When others begin sharing your content, it just opens it up to many more readers. Thanks for the content, it was relevant for me.
Jaye Carden recently posted..How To Market Your Business: 5 Tips To Reach The Next Level
Thanks again, Jaye for stopping by – I so appreciate your comments – and the fact that you make use of Social Media sharing of your content – bringing people back to your site to help build your audience and your list!
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