These days when you’re in business Online advertising and marketing is tantamount to becoming successful. Originally I was so naive: I thought all I had to do was write and press submit post and the readers would come. … Ahem, Yes! Virginia there is a Santa Claus… I quickly learned that was not going to get me the readers and followers I would need to sustain a successful blog.
Write What you Love
My reasons for blogging is because I am passionate about so many things. Some as small as “refusing to mate socks” or as large as “what will be the mark I leave with the world?” On any given day my range of passionate ideas fall from one extreme to the next. While all of these ideas and potential blog post are rolling around in my head my email and social media sites are often bombarded with request from various companies, PR Reps and other bloggers to review and promote their products on my blog. The attention can be very flattering but I turn down more reviews than I accept. The truth is I only write well about products I have either reviewed personally, want to review or causes that are important to me.
Networking Quid Pro Quo
I can honestly say I don’t know of any successful bloggers that don’t have other bloggers as close friends and associates. It’s virtually impossible not to. The internet is open 24 hours a day seven days a week with a constant ebb and flow of information being poured in and try as I might I just can’t be on the internet 24 hours a day. Important information such as a company looking for bloggers for a sponsored post or a blogger is looking for other bloggers for a giveaway with a high ticketed item as the prize are all offers I would be interested in. When you have other blogger friends they share these opportunities with you, where I may have missed them when they were shared because I was off living life. In return when I learn of a company looking for bloggers I share these opportunities with my circle of blogging buddies, careful to only share the opportunities that have been deemed shareable with others. Bloggers share so much sometimes it feels like Christmas once you have a good group of blogging buddies. We share each others tweets, we give one another Klout and hugs when needed.
Times to Share
According to the chart above when as well as what you share is extremely important to receive maximum exposure via different social media sites. I’m not sure if the image is accurate but I have heard before the best time to share tweets on twitter is between 1 and 3 PM EST. So it seems the image may have some truth to it. It’s certainly been making it’s way around several blogging groups I belong to. In the upcoming weeks I plan to put the chart to a test choosing to share my blog post and information during the peak times posted on each social network site. I will update this post after I’ve tried out the times for one month.