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How to Make Your Social Media Strategy More Effective for the New Year

Posted By Darren Rowse 16th of December 2015 General 0 Comments

7 Effective Tips To Grow Your Social Media Presence The Right Way

Today’s episode of the ProBlogger podcast is number 7 in our list of 10 tasks that I’m urging you to do #TodayNotSomeday (because let’s face it – someday usually turns into never!), and it’s a great one: get your social strategy nailed before the year starts.

In this day and age, bloggers really can’t get ahead unless they’re active on social media. While it’s not nice to think that if your blog is out of sight, you’re out of mind, but unfortunately, that is the case! Your work only gets in front of the people who need to see it if you put it there. Social media has the power to drive a lot of traffic to your blog, help you build community with readers, and is a fantastic secondary point of connection after your email list.

If you’re like many of your fellow bloggers, you’ve fallen into a social media rut. It can be very easy to get disillusioned at this point and give up – and if you don’t, you find yourself doing the same things in the same way because you’re busy, or you can’t think of any other way of doing it.

It’s very easy to get distracted and just dial in your socials, and of course, even easier to get overwhelmed.

It was around this time last year when I realised my own approach to social media sorely needed a shakeup. Across the board, my ProBlogger accounts had become boring, with no visuals, no personality, no engagement, and too much selling. If I was bored, imagine how the readers felt?

There were reasons for this, as there are reasons we all get complacent when we’ve been blogging for some time. But once I decided to make some changes, of course the obvious happened – traffic and engagement grew.

While I can’t possibly share everything I’ve tried and done in this podcast, I do go through some of the strategies I’ve used to boost my involvement with my social media accounts. I give a list of things I recommend you really think about as you analyse your own social strategy, and my tips for managing them well, what kind of schedule you should adhere to, building systems, and tools you can use to help you manage what can be an insurmountable task.

you can find the show notes to episode 73 of the ProBlogger podcast here, and as always, I’ll be looking out for the #TodayNotSomeday hashtag on Twitter and Instagram to see how you’re all doing.

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About Darren Rowse
Darren Rowse is the founder and editor of ProBlogger Blog Tips and Digital Photography School. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn.
  • DNN

    Permission based email marketing is one of many useful and organic methods for effective mass marketing of just about anything.

  • You know businesses of every size have the same goals. It used to be that big corporations had the advantage over small business because they could outspend them. The good news for today’s small business owner is that the budget is no longer the deciding factor when it comes to marketing effectiveness. Content marketing has leveled the playing field.

    • Totally TRUE!

      not just content marketing, but even social media as well helps in changing the pace of the game for startups. With more appealing visual graphics, great content and some other freebies like webinar or even setting up permission marketing, everythings gone totally CRAZY now, just to get the publics attention. Funny thing is that, big companies are spending so much just to compete with the public’s attention, while startups are giving it there all as well and taking a good amount of share in the market, with just fraction of the costs when both compared.

      Darren, I’m so happy to have heared this podcasts. It just made me realize that i have overlooked some other things which needs quite an attention as well. Many, many THANKS! :)