Get More Social Media Engagement that Leads Back to Your Blog!I'm back with blogging tips well more about social media engagement! I honestly missed doing my blogging tips but I really wanted to research and figure out what is helping and what's not helping! I don't like putting out half-a$$ blog posts if you couldn't tell already haha!
Today I wanted to share with you my tricks for increasing social media engagement with Facebook and Instagram! We all know how hard it is trying to pull people to our site with these two social media that's why you have to have a little more patience and some spare time on your hands (at least 10-20 minutes) to get the engagement you want! Today I'm teaching my tips for doing just that!
Get on some Facebook Groups and Actually Engage!I've been following a couple of Facebook groups but never really engaged. I mean sure I plopped my little blog post in comment sections and self promoted my social media but ummm that really wasn't doing anything for me! So here's what I started doing...I STARTED TO ENGAGE!
If I added my blog post in comment threads I decided I needed to actually read others blogs...SHOCKING I KNOW! I would also write a FB post or comment on a particular FB post by giving advice or inspiration. I even put out a cute meme on one of the FB Groups for humor and got so many comments and likes...I was shocked! I don't get that much on my regular FB ha!
Check out these 2 websites for an awesome list!
I suggest finding 2-3 that are engaging and fun and take part! These are my favorite!
The Blogging Elite (This is also where i found my instagram tribe you'll see later in the post!)
Blog + Biz BFFs (This group helped me to not get discouraged about my new business and to keep going)
Creative Superheros (really love this group they are so fun!)
Comment, Comment, Comment!I give out thoughtful comments on blogs and if I really liked what they are writing I'll subscribe and/or follow their social media! By building that engagement over time I have gotten more people to not only follow me but engage with me!
What are Instagram Groups and how to use them!Same is being said for Instagram Groups, which I never knew was really a thing! Actually I don't even know how I was invited to these Instagram group messages(probably through a FB Group Instagram thread where I blindly gave out my IG Name haha) however, so thankful I did!
This Post about a New Blog Post I posted Generated so much buzz and it even sent traffic to my blog!
Create a Tribe and Engage!You can also create your own group too with your favorite bloggers to create a little tribe on Instagram, not to mention Facebook! What we do in these Instagram groups is message the group when we post a image on Instagram through direct message! That's simple, because the direct button is right below the image! Then we all will go and like and comment on each person's picture! Simple right?! I found so many cool people that way! We even help each other out in other ways! This is also a great way to find new blogs too! Check out their blogs and comment on them! If they have a new picture up promoting a new blog post, check it out! I actually have had traffic coming in from Instagram and I've never had that before!
For some reason I always felt like the odd ball out in blogging but it was only because I wasn't engaging! As an introvert you really have to just put yourself out their even if it scares you!
How have you used Facebook Groups and/or Instagram Groups to promote engagement?