Post, Comment and Share?
If your time is limited, which do you prefer to do post, comment and share? And do you share before or after you post? Which order is the best path to your blog’s success?
After 6 years of blogging now I believe it’s best to post first. You need to have content updated and out there. Then you must let your own followers know about your new content by email and posting it on the social networks. They (experts) say we should share out content 80% of the time and write 20% of the time. Wow! And then when we share you must share 80% of others content and 20% of your own content.
After posting the new content, I go on to sharing with my audience via a tweet, an email and then the other socialnetworks for as much as time allows. Then I share others content via the Buffer on several of the social networks. I tend to share most via Twitter, Flipboard, Facebook, LinkedIn and Pinterest.
To post takes time. Time to do the research. You then need to pick your topic wisely. You will also need time to look for your creative image and maybe optimize it with Smush it. Time to do a spell check is a must. Of course if you are passionate about a topic you can generate a post in less than a day. It’s always best to proof it at another time. Let it sit then re-proof one more time. The posts in your blog is your hub – it’s where you can start or not?
Commenting takes time too. Which websites or blogs do you comment on? What if you read a post and cannot add anything to it? What if you disagree – how can you tacticfully comment on that? If you do not comment often you may find your own post with less comments. You also get to know other bloggers better and form relationships through the commenting like Adrienne pointed out last week. You can really get to know others bloggers when you comment at their places. You also may meet other bloggers there too. It’s like the chicken and the egg, which came first?
The saying is sharing is caring right? We must share. Share others’ great content. Part of sharing is also interacting. This all takes time too. Sharing can take more time than creating your own blog bost. Especially if you are on multiple social sites. And then of course you may get lost there sharing as you see friends (Bren, Mayura, Corina, Candice, to name a few) and want to connect. It happens to me all the time. I see friends active on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn and away I go on a conversation. But that’s the fun part! We need to have fun too right?
@lisapatb Glad you had fun, that’s important. Gonna make General Tsos Chicken. Found the spice packet so I’m giving it a try.How about u?
— Corina Ramos (@WFHConcepts) April 7, 2013
@lisapatb cold seems to finally be on its way out. Still l coughing but not as much. How are you?
— Candice ⚓ (@TheNewModernMom) April 7, 2013
Lately I’ve been running behind – behind on posting, behind on commenting and even behind on sharing. (Even years later I find myself in the same predictament) It made me wonder, what do others do when this happens? I know it must happen to others at times. Life happens, we all have situations that come up that take us away from our blogs. So we really need a system or to get in a groove. We can learn something from chickens in my SlideShare below.
So if you have limited time, which do you do first? Do you post, comment or share?
Do you have a routine that works well for you?
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