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If the thought of using social media scares you, think of this – By blogging, you’re already using social media. Twitter is considered a micro-blog. It’s kind of what you’re already doing, but with a lot fewer characters.
Once your blog is all setup, it’s looking awesome and you’ve added some delicious recipes… it’s time to shout it out to the world. A great way to do this is by using Social Media channels. I won’t get into the details of setting up social media channels because each channel usually does a pretty great job explaining the ins and outs of their own system. So I’ll let the pros explain it.
For our blog, we use Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Google+ and Pinterest. There are many other channels out there, but you’ll have to decide how many you’ll need to help you grow your blog and how many you can manage realistically. When we post a new recipe, we then share the recipe along with a link back to our post on all our social media channels. Driving people to your blog is ultimately how you’ll reach the most people with your recipes. This is called website traffic.
The best piece of advice we can offer is to engage your followers! Don’t have a new recipe to post? No problem, look for things that interest you and that you think will be interesting for your followers. If it’s a tweet, retweet it. If it’s a website, introduce it, mention the author and share the link. You get the idea? The important thing is to have fresh material often… but not so often that your followers get annoyed! 30 posts per day might not be a good idea 🙂
Starting a Blog Series:
Getting Into Social Media