Four Incredibly Easy Social Media Tips for Bloggers2 min read

Yeah, yeah, I know what you’re thinking. Blogging IS social media. Well, you’re right. But you also need to take advantage of other social media platforms, if you want to find readers.

Yes, that’s how it usually goes: you find readers, not the other way around.

So, here are four fantastic tips if you’re a blogger on social media.

1. Do something

A lot of folks create a Facebook page and then they expect stuff to happen.

Stuff never happens. Never, ever, ever. You need to make stuff happen.

You need to post content, to share your blog posts, to interact with potential readers, to find similar pages and interact with those.

Social media’s most important aspect is right in the first word: social. And being social means sharing content and interacting with others and their content.

Makes sense?

2. Have a presence on different Social Media platforms

Try at least two different social media sites. Whichever you prefer.

The idea is that users will react differently to the type of content you share. As similar as they are, Instagram and Facebook do cater to different audiences who interact differently with their content, and also expect different type of content.

It all comes down to what platform you’re most comfortable using. Also, if you use more than one platform, you are more likely to get lucky and have a post go viral.

3. Interact with the community

Here’s the thing: social media is all about creating content, curating content, sharing someone else’s content, or interacting with that content.

Or interacting with those who create content, share it, or simply comment on it.

Social media is about people.

Now, you can add value by posting content, but you can also add value by commenting on other people’s content.

Do not neglect the social aspect of social media, because this is one of the contributing factors of success.

4. Don’t beg!

Do you know how many comments I get from folks who tell me my content is great, but they’d also appreciate it if I were to visit their site? An awful lot of them.

Do you know how many I approve? Close to zero.

And do you know how many times I visited their blogs? ZERO.

Do not ask people to visit your blog. It’s not fun, and it’s not going to get you anywhere.

Have fun interacting with potential readers. Be friendly, which means that you being nice to them does not come with a price tag.

If someone wants to visit your profile, they will (which folks do anyway because they are curious), but you asking them to won’t ever make them more inclined to do so.

Do you use social media to reach more potential readers? What kind of results have you had so far?

Cristian Mihai

Became Internet famous by the age of 23. Never recovered. I write short author bios all over the web. I’m an acquired taste. Don’t like me? Acquire some taste.

35 thoughts on “Four Incredibly Easy Social Media Tips for Bloggers2 min read

  1. Thanks Mr. Cristian.

    About number 2, I think it’s okay to use only one platform? Personally, I am only active on Facebook. My presence on both Twitter and Instagram is like 2 times in a month.

  2. Yes I do, I use Twitter, but so far it has not done much for promoting my blog. I enjoy posting relevant material and reading people’s Tweets, but the concept doesn’t seem to be working as far as meshing with my blog itself. In fact, my blog itself has 5x more followers than I do on Twitter LOL! Funny, right? I’m not sure why and I can’t seem to find a reason for it. I also use IG but more casually.

    1. Well, it can’t do anything for you. You have to do something. You need to interact with the community, to reply to tweets, to engage people in the same niche…

      And, yes, there’s always a big discrepancy between the numbers on one platform or the other. Well, that’s usually the case. I have 126K followers on WordPress on my main blog, and about 4.8K likes on Facebook.

  3. Loved the last point. Glad I read it, because guilty! I will make it a point to not beg. Because you said it, those who want to will do it without prompts! Thanks😊

  4. Great advice, and I agree completely. #4 particularly spoke to me; I find Instagram is one of the worst platforms for this kind of solicitation.

  5. Simple and true. Crazy how all this seems to be such a grey area for people. Good post!

      1. Totally. I wasn’t trying to roast you saying what you are writing is just common sense stuff, I was just pointing out that sometimes the best advice is the most simple. Common sense is a definite rarity…haha

  6. As always powerful piece. If you dont mind me posting this on my Instagram platform. Also if you don’t mind me getting tips from your blog. Really appreciate Cristian

  7. One thing I absolutely hated when doing YouTube was when they would compliment my channel but they directly after ask me to check out theres. It felt so disingenuous.

    1. Because it was. It’s also a lack of patience, and just not knowing any better. Had they took the time to build a relationship with you, build some trust, then they could (probably) casually mention a video of theirs…

      Also, if they didn’t mention checking their channel would mean a far better chance of you actually checking it. Curiosity and all that.

      1. Exactly! Honestly I’ve gained friendships through it where we both subscribed to each others channels but it happened organically through getting to know each other. I’ve never followed someone who told me to.

  8. 4. Don’t beg!

    Instead, I make my blog posts available on Google, Facebook page “Foreign Love Web”, LinkedIn, etc.

    I am not worried about getting readers at all. I enjoy writing and talking about my passions. Whether I get 0 or 1000 views on a blog post, I would continue doing what I am doing.

  9. As someone who leverages LinkedIn a bit for articles, I’ve found that the concept of “comment for followers” can lead to this culture that is similar to online coursework. Like, you’re required to post 2 times per day to get an “A,” so people just end up regurgitating previously stated comments. “I agree with you, Joe – this influencer is very great!” “Yes, he is great, isn’t he?!” Value added certainly means more than just having your icon on a bunch of posts. If the article didn’t leave you with any thoughts, perhaps it wasn’t influential to deserve the comment! Cristian, as a newbie to the blogging world (but not to the world of writing), I constantly see the “value added” in your posts. Thanks for the practical advice and for doing what you do.

    1. I think this issue with comments is prevalent on all platforms. Some people just don’t get it, no matter how much you try.

      I got comments from folks begging me to look at their blogs in this post, where I even specified they shouldn’t do that.

      And thank you for your compliments!

  10. I think having a well-rounded and consistent presence on social media is great for all young professionals, especially writers. I am studying journalism now and I am learning how great of a tool twitter can be.

    Great work!

    1. Thank you, Jamie.

      A social media presence is a must, indeed. Almost impossible to do without one these days.

      All your (potential) customers are there, all the folks who might help elevate your game are there…

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