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5 Surefire Reasons Why Mom Bloggers Need To Be Skilled in Using Social Media

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The first thing you should do after setting up your blog is to set up your social media accounts. You might already have some accounts set up; now you need to make sure you are using them the best possible way.

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Social media is an amazing tool for anyone online, and especially for moms. One of the top reasons moms spend time online is to be social. They are looking to make friends, find information, share what they know, sympathize with others, and maybe even make some money.

Social media sites and online communities are set-up so moms, or anyone, can pop in and out and easily share. They are always busy with a ton of traffic and you need to direct some of that traffic to your blog. However, you need to make them want to come interact with you because your sign is so compelling; not be forced to drive past because someone has a whistle and white gloves.

If you want to make friends on social media sites such as Facebook or Twitter, here are 5 things you should avoid:

  • Boring conversation about the details of your life
  • Links in every update
  • Constant bragging
  • Only retweets
  • Constant quotes

None of those things are terribly wrong. Actually, each of these things will appeal to someone, but not if that’s all that they hear from you.  Mix it up, keep it interesting – that’s what’s important.

If you think, “I’m blogging to make money, not friends” you won’t get anywhere online. Readers visit people they like and shoppers buy from people they know. The key to using social media sites the right way is honest interaction. Here are five tips that might help:

Be yourself. Don’t set up a persona.

Use your best level of conversation. Don’t talk like you’re at a sleepover with your friends; talk like you are at a networking conference.

Search for a topic that you like and talk to people about that topic.

For every tweet you post about yourself reply to someone else.

Strive to build people up and never tear people down publicly.

Don’t be intimidated by the unwritten rules of social media.  Rather watch, read, and learn how to go about things the best way so that you’re accepted easily and hopefully, spread around. You want people to associate good things with your name and brand.

Building relationships, gaining trust, becoming friends, honest interaction – all of these things take time and don’t happen overnight.  Remember that anything worth doing at all is worth doing well.

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New England blogger and influencer from Connecticut and author of the multi-generational Moomettes Magnificents where she writes about Family, Grandparents and Grandchildren, home decor, Crochet, Knitting, DIY, crafts, family travel familiarization trips (FAMs), photography, social media and reviews. You can also find her at Moomettes Crochet Shop for the latest Handmade Fashion trends, Home Decor, Handmade Crochet Wash Cloths & Accessories. For food and recipes visit at her blog Frugal New England Kitchen ***Products and/or companies featured on Moomettes Magnificents may have provided product samples and/or compensation for consideration. All opinions are my own. Posts may contain affiliate links. See also Disclosure***

8 comments

  1. Great tips! Wish I’d realized the value of twitter earlier on in my blogging- it has definitely made a huge difference!

  2. I agree with you in a lot of this, however, I find it’s very difficult to use twitter this way anymore. Generally I’m using facebook like this… it’s my “social” network, but twitter is so dense with users now, that there’s little room for an actual conversation. Although I’m hopeful that real conversations will come back to twitter because of the new ability to get @ mentions/replies via text like the DM’s. That has made it where I know immediately when someone responds to something I tweet and I can respond back!

  3. Great post!

  4. Like Christine, I’m having a hard time with Twitter. I’ve found it much easier to have conversations with my readers on Facebook, and while I was initially hesitant to get on FB because of the time commitment, it has brought me a huge influx of page views.

  5. Cindi – great post. I found that as my Twitter audience grew it became impossible to manage it – so i dumped it and started over. Now i only interact with folks that really are interested in what i have to say. Facebook is easy to use and have a conversation in – i like it for that. Although i do love twitter parties!

  6. I enjoy social media but it definitely isn’t for the faint of heart. Depending on a client’s goals, I usually advise them to start with Facebook because it can be a little less intimidating than Twitter.
    Anne would like you to read..Party in a Small Town Or At Least Near ByMy Profile

  7. Social media requires effort to set up and develop. To create group, spread articles, or make people vigorously engaged in what you’re offering requires a lot of effort. Promoting and press releases may require commitment in executing every campaign. Social media is not just a campaign that whenever a plan is carried out, it’s done. Keep in mind that social media is a long-term approach wherein you have to continuously devote more of your time in creating and spreading your campaigns.
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  8. Oh yeah, the quote after quote, after quote…..or scripture after scripture, after scripture…

    I have nothing against either, but people get carried away!
    Carolee a.ka. Blogging Biz Mom would like you to read..Want a paid blogging gigMy Profile

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