Social networks are becoming more popular, and is a great potential for bloggers who want to improve their blogs. Consider some most important points in my opinion, why a blogger should participate in social networks.
The most obvious benefit of social networks is the large number of people who are present at sites, and therefore has the potential to send huge traffic to your blog.
You known about the nature of “friends” on sites such as Twitter, where you can collect hundreds of “friends” a day or two, nothing about them not knowing. And although the “friendship” and the relationship to these sites tend to differ from what is happening in “real life” (of course there are exceptions), I believe that my work in social networks strengthens my relationship with the readers of my blog.
How to use social networks?
I’m sure many of you have your own ideas about what benefits a blogger can get from social network, but can take little of your time and share some tips – how to interact with social networks. The following tips may have different meanings for different networks, but there are some fundamental principles that remain unchanged:
Do not spam – For example the same tweeter is a great temptation to “fill up” references to your blog.However, this behavior may cause more harm than good to your blog. There is a time and place to submit your own blog, but do it soon as a part of the process.
Be an active observer – Any bookmarking and any social network, you will learn, has its own rhythms, language and etiquette. Culture on the same site may be different than the other – so it’s important to spend a little time to get acquainted with them and provide them yourself. Observe how it works, consider how people use it, feel it people interact with each other and with its content, look, what people say and take note of how efficiently you can use this site. Having this kind of study, you’ll see much better opportunities to participate in a fruitful relationship.
Be interested and generous participant – “Feel” the site, create your profile and start to participate in its work. Based on my advice “not spam” – I urge you to use the time spent on the site not only (and not so much) for self-promotion. If this site bookmarks – mark other sites (to which you have a genuine interest) if it is a social networking site – Communicate with people in a free and friendly manner. While you should certainly find a way to build and own profile, brand and credibility – these things come, usually with time – if you really are working in the network, rather than push the heavily himself, trying to manipulate the system.
Find guides – All social networking sites have a key, the central “players” who can help you understand and learn how to use these networks more effectively. Look for these “guides” and see how they operate, follow their example, make friends with them, help them achieve their goals and, eventually, build a fruitful relationship with them. By doing so, you will learn many useful things, begin to understand the language and culture site, and your own influence in the network over time, too, will grow.
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