‘Use Social Media to promote your blog or your business, it is so easy’
‘Starting a blog is really simple, anyone can do it’
‘Twitter and Facebook are great promotional tools’
We hear and read a lot about Social Media and how wonderful it is, but when you are starting out it can look very complicated.
Do I need a blog or a website? What does a website cost? How much will I have to pay for a professionally designed website?
If I blog, do I use WordPress or Blogger? How do I start a blog? What should I write?
How do I publicise my blog? How do I let readers know that I am here?
Should I connect with other bloggers? Which bloggers network is the right one for me?
What about Twitter, and Facebook…
What sounds initially simple can soon be quite intimidating.
It doesn’t have to be. The following blog posts are a collection of articles I have written over the years about blogging, and about using Social Media to promote your blog.
You can of course use these articles to find out how to get publicity for your business. Particularly small businesses with local following, or those who sell goods on the internet can utilise Social Media to find, win and keep customers.
Starting a Blog – including deciding between WordPress and Blogger
For slightly more advanced bloggers, an easily understood guide to RSS feeds.
How much do you share on your blog
Help find missing children using your 404 not found message
Twitter for Beginners
which was developed further into a book, available now on Amazon
Utilising Social Media to publicise your Blog
If you are looking to use your blog to promote your business, this post has some ideas on what works, and what does not work.
And this post talks about linking Twitter to Facebook
How to run a successful Twitter Campaign
How to Follow and Unfollow on Twitter, and how to cope with being unfollowed
Choosing which of Social Media is the right one for you, and knowing when to stop