Friday, March 9, 2012

Biannual Blogathon Bash Mini Challenge – SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS


One of the best and fastest ways to grow your blog readership is through social media. Facebook alone has over 500 million users (as of the end of 2011). When you add in Twitter's 175 million users and the launch and growth of Google+, social media has a lot to offer a blogger in search of an audience. We are at a point with advancements in social media that I would argue every blogger should have at least one (if not all three) of these main social media accounts. It makes sharing and promoting your material easy, fast, and extensive.

My mini challenge for you today is to create a new social media account for your blog. I will go step-by-step through setting up a Twitter account, Facebook page, and Google+ profile. Pick one of these three to create for your blog and follow my steps! If you already have all three social media accounts, your challenge is to "polish" them up. A lot of times, our blogs take turns, grow, and change, but our social media accounts stay stuck where our blogs were when we started them. Streamline your vision for your blog and apply that to your social media accounts. Make sure your Facebook and Google+ profiles are highlighting the same features and sending the same messages. If you feel like your pages are all up to date and looking snazzy, spend a few minutes networking with other bloggers through your social media pages to increase your reach. We can always be working to improve our network of followers!

And now, the tutorials:
The most important part of your social media presence is a sense of consistency. Make sure all your profiles send the same image of your blog and feature consistent descriptions of your blog's features. You will find your blog growing by leaps and bounds in no time!

Leave a comment on THIS PAGE about how you completed the challenge and maybe link up to your new social media page if you want to show it off! :)

9 comments:

  1. Great challenge, thanks! I will definitely be polishing up my accounts this weekend.

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  2. Thanks for the help with Google+ I just got it set up and now I just have to get it going. I'm so excited!!

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  3. FINALLY! I got through my Google+... took me all afternoon practically, but I'm much happier now! Thanks for this challenge. Have a couple of small changes to do on my FB page.
    Jen

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  4. I wish these tutorials had been around when I was creating my accounts...especially the Google+ one. I still really don't 'GET' it over there. Great mini challenge!

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  5. Thanks for the help getting started on my Facebook page!

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  6. I've alreayd got these done! :)
    https://twitter.com/#!/DrPepperDiva
    http://www.facebook.com/#!/DrPepperDiva06
    https://plus.google.com/b/110778746395569368793/#110778746395569368793/posts

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  7. Thanks for a fun mini challenge...which I had all this great information when I was just starting out.

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  8. Thanks to the push in this mini challenge, I've improved on all three accounts. I'm still not happy (more happy with Facebook, than with Twitter and G+), but I'm happier than I was with how they looked before! So... thanks!! :D

    http://facebook.com/geekwithstyle
    http://twitter.com/aerynlynne
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/102611968193902463143/102611968193902463143

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  9. I admit, I'm neglectful of my Google+ page. I logged in to make some changes and followed back some people who had followed me. Here's my biggest step for all 3 social media accounts: I finally got a smart phone!! I immediately downloaded apps for Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and even Wordpress!!

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