Putting Your Twitter to Work for Your Blog
You write this awesome blog that you think a lot of people would be interested in. Maybe there are already tons of people reading your blog, which is great. But just blogging itself won’t really do a lot for your blog. You can use your Twitter account to help you with your blog. Here are a few ways to do that.
- Twitter can be used to drive more traffic to your blog. Link to your blog in a tweet and bring more people to it.
- You can use Twitter to network with like-minded people. If you find more people who have the same interests as you, you have found more potential subscribers for your blog.
- Along with networking, you can make business contacts through Twitter. Never forget that networking is very important, no matter what you do.
- Establish yourself as an expert in your field or in your blogging niche. This is important if you want your blog to be successful. If people don’t think you know what you are talking about, why on earth would they pick your blog to read? You wouldn’t go to a doctor who got a degree in theater.
- Twitter can help you to get ideas for new blog posts. No one likes writer’s block, but looking through your Twitter feed can help with that. If you are following people with similar interests as you and your blog, maybe someone asked a question you could answer.
- Not only can you answer questions in your blog you saw on Twitter, but you can also ask questions. Remember there are no stupid questions.
- You can provide live coverage of an event or conference on Twitter that you can then also later blog about. But by live tweeting, you can get a unique take on the event and share it with your followers.
- On Twitter, you can ask followers for Diggs, Stumbles, or other promotional help for your blog posts.
- Use it as an accuracy and fact checker. If you aren’t sure about how to spell someone’s name or company, find it on Twitter.
- Find and share resources with people. If you are willing to share your resources with another blogger, they are most likely going to share their resources with you.
Ten simple ways to use your microblogging tool to help your blog. Social media often works best when you use the different medias together.