Top 10 Social Media Mistakes Made By Beginner Bloggers
Anytime we learn something new, there’s a learning curve involved. When it comes to blogging, beginners tend to experience a pretty big learning curve. Not knowing effective blogging techniques won’t help you create a successful blog. Not having the right tools to drive traffic to your blog, such as social media, won’t suffice either.
10 Beginner Blogger Social Media Mistakes To Avoid
One of the most effective tools for marketing your blog is social media. Through social networking, you can help build your brand while increasing your blog traffic. Yet, there are some serious do’s and don’ts for using social media to promote your blog. Here are the top 10 mistakes you need to watch out for as a newbie blogger using social media:
1. Following Only Those That Follow You
Negotiating “follows” with other bloggers through social media is downright tacky. It’s seen as a sign of desperation. Want to increase your following? Follow, share and leave comments on blogs that will interest your target audience. Most blog owners will return the favor.
2. Only Sharing Links
Sharing links on social networks can be a good idea. But, it’s more important to network with your followers than advertise to them. Networking means actually interacting with the members of your network. Ask questions, publish short posts and/or powerful statements.
3. Overusing Social Networks
Great content is the key to getting quality traffic to and qualified leads from your blog. Social media is an effective way to spread the word about your latest published content. However, when you post too much, you tend to take over the timelines and feeds of your followers. Publish about 10 social network posts per day.
4. Concentrate on Mastering One Thing
Many beginner bloggers make the mistake of trying to maintain too many social media accounts at once. Yet, it’s almost impossible to publish quality content, that’s unique to each individual site. Therefore, it makes much more sense to choose 2-3, and give those your all.
5. Not Acknowledging Your Followers
The main goal of using social network as a blogger is to interact with your target audience. You want to build a 2-way dialog with your readers. So, always acknowledge your readers’ comments, private messages and questions.
6. Not Sounding Human
Newbie bloggers try so hard to master SEO, that their content ends up sounding like a robot wrote it. Want great content? Concentrate on quality. Once you’re done, you can always go back and add SEO keywords later.
7. Bad Timing
The best times for you to publish new content is during the peak hours of your target audience. Your site’s analytics can help you decide on the best publishing times to increase your contents’ online visibility.
8. Publishing Irrelevant Content
Any and all of your content should always be relevant to your industry and/or niche. This is the most effective way to ensure that your content is of interest to your target audience.
9. Publishing Boring Titles
Your blog posts’ titles are the first words surfers see. Titles should be a direct reflection of what the post is all about. Make sure your titles are enticing and thought-provoking. Remember, when you publish links on social networks to your posts, you only get a few seconds to catch the attention of this audience.
It really doesn’t matter how many tips or mistakes you’re aware of when it comes to blogging and social media if you don’t execute a plan. If you don’t blog, you’ll never be a successful blogger. And, if you don’t use social media to promote your posts, you’re slowing down your own blogging success.
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