If you have a blog you can hardly skip social media pages and apps like Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Those are also the three I use most and lately I felt like I want those profiles to be more than just possibilities to follow my blog. If I like a blog and want to keep up with the posts, I follow on Bloglovin and I don't feel the need to get the same updates on all my social media pages as well. What makes it interesting for people to follow you via social media profiles is that they can discover something new on every page which they didn't know from your blog before. That's why I tried to find 3 advices that might help you (and me) to improve our social media pages and make it more interesting for our followers to keep up with us over there.
Facebook has many advantages. One of them would be that your links come with pictures so ideally your followers know what you post is about before even having read the title. That's why you should really make use of the function to post pictures and not just the link with a thumbnail. To make this even more interesting you could choose a picture that didn't make it into your post or simply the one you like best from all those you posted.
The next big advantage is that on Facebook you can keep talking, and talking and talking without being limited to the 140 Twitter signs. You can thus use your Facebook page to share big news or make explanations you don't feel the need to write a whole blog post about. Also if you find a cute picture that isn't worth a post, just share it on Facebook! People will enjoy this extra inspiration from time to time.
Last but not least, Facebook is the social media page with the most supporters ever! Make this your advantage by inviting friends to like your page, advertising your blog and finding local bloggers so you can support each other.
Another gorgeous thing is to reward those people who really read your tweets. Why not make a little Twitter only giveaway where all people have to do is retweet your entry?
When it comes to Twitter the most important thing however is to tweet regularly so people know something is going on on your account. If you find it hard to tweet several times a day you could just sit down in the evening and think about one interesting fact to share with your followers.
The best part about Instagram for me is that you get to see personal pics which have been taken spontaneously. That's why you will rarely find pics I didn't take with my iPhone over there. I really don't like to see pics taken for your blog and even in the wrong size for Instagram over there. That's just not the sense of this app.
The third thing I like about Instagram is that people actually use hashtags over there and that they can help you find the most interesting pics and people. Often when I came home from a great event and posted a few pics, I saw totally unknown people liking my pics just because they where at this event, too and had found me via hashtag! However you shouldn't "abuse" this funtion! 3-5 hashtags are totally enough and you don't need to tag every single item on you picture!
These were my social media advices, what are yours? Which accounts to you use? Are there any social media pages you don't feel the need to try out?