How Facebook Has Helped My Blog
Monday, 25 January 2016
When I first started my blog I was always a little unsure to take my blog into the social media world. But eventually I made a Facebook and Instagram page and about a year later I made a Twitter account. I was more nervous on making a Facebook page as I wasn't quite sure how I could get any traffic through it. I was nervous sharing my post with the public, where all local people, family and friends could read it but now it really doesn't bother me.
If I am honest, I don't have that many likes on Facebook, 1502 likes to be exact. I managed to get most of the likes by hosting some giveaways on my blog, but now the entry option to 'like' a page on Facebook is gone and I haven't been getting much likes through it. But it doesn't really bother me that much anymore because I have been more into Instagram and Twitter recently.
Recently I have discovered other ways that I've gained traffic to my blog and that is down to Facebook. I have been joining in with threads on a few groups and sharing blog posts on other non-thread groups. If you are looking to boost up your traffic and would like more comments on your blog (and more traffic with other social media too) I would recommend you to check these groups out:
Comment Share Support - This group is run by me! I started the group just before Christmas but decided to stop when I wasn't myself during early stages of pregnancy. I have recently re-started the group again and I am doing daily threads. At the moment there aren't many members but I hope to gain a lot more members within the next few weeks or months. Join up if you can! I would really appreciate it.
Love 2 Blog - This group is run by the lovely Kerry who blogs over at OhSoAmelia. This is the first ever thread group that I had participated in. Kerry does one thread a day. Each day a thread is different, from sharing a post, Retweeting a tweet and more. You can also ask for some advice through this group too.
Promote Your Blog - This is a group I found recently. There are different social media threads every day in this group. I have found it a great group for traffic to all my social media accounts.
Bloggers Helping Eachother - This is the other group that I have found recently and have really enjoyed participating in. This group also does a few threads each day just like that group above.
* Top Tip: If you do think about participating in these groups, make sure that you have time to do so. When you participate in a thread, you must comment on all other blog posts, re-tweet all other tweets etc that are in the post. Most threads allow 10-15 and more participants. It can take up a lot of your time, but is worth it.
Just Another Linky - This is a pretty new group that I have made for my popular linky, that Kirsty co-hosts with me. I haven't started it properly yet and thinking of ideas on how to run it different to all other blog groups. Come and join!
PBloggers - This group was one of the first groups i had joined. It's great for sharing your posts and it is pretty good for getting some traffic too. Many members are in the group and post daily.
A few other non-thread blog groups are: Mummy Bloggers Linkup, North West Bloggers (Sharing Posts Only), Share Your Blog Posts
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