Why You Should Be Using Twitter for Your Blog – Guest Post By Suzie Speaks

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One of my biggest blogging regrets is that I completely underestimated the power of social media accounts when it came to promoting my blog. In particular, I avoided using Twitter at all costs – it seemed confusing and unnecessary. And what on earth could a hashtag do for me? Besides, if I pressed the publish button enough, then people would certainly see my posts… right?

Wrong.

Since setting up and developing my Twitter account, over a year after starting the blog, it has been responsible for driving tens of thousands of extra views to my posts and about 90% of my blogging business and review opportunities have come from there. I’ve created the biggest blogging hashtag of the weekend – #SundayBlogShare – which thousands of bloggers participate in every week. It’s given me the chance to connect with bloggers from all over the world and, as someone who uses WordPress, it allows me to interact with those who are using different platforms. I’ve also used it to publicise my other social media accounts and get lots of referrals to my Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest pages.

For me, Twitter is the same as writing a Facebook status, with the exception of adding a link and then boosting the post with hashtags and retweet accounts. It’s quick and simple to use, and yet I get daily emails and messages from bloggers who are frustrated and confused about how to utilise its features for maximum impact.

Here’s the exciting news – I’ve created a Five-Day Mini Twitter Starter Kit for new and more experienced bloggers who want to learn more about this amazing resource. Over the five days (of which all the information is collated into one course that can be completed at your leisure), you can learn about how to set up an effective profile, which hashtags to use, how to incorporate retweet accounts, how to participate in chats and link-ups and ideas on how to grow your following and increase engagement to your blog! There are small tasks to complete with screenshots of examples and it’s written in a simple format without the use of tech-savvy vocabulary.

And the best bit? It’s available to purchase for an absolute bargain at $30, only until Sunday 20th November! You aren’t going to get this level of information anywhere else at this price!

You can purchase the course from my Teachable School here:

http://twitterstarterkit.teachable.com

You can also find me on Twitter and Tumblr @suzie81blog, and don’t forget to follow my Facebook page www.facebook.com/suzie81speaks, my Pinterest page www.pinterest.com/suzie81speaks and my Instagram page www.instagram.com/suzie81speaks

I also have a brand new Facebook group that you’re welcome to join – Big Up Your Blog! Send me a request on Facebook to get in before the official launch!

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  1. Great share Hugh. ๐Ÿ™‚ There are a multitude of things we can do with Twitter, but limits to our time. I love Twitter and I know how well it works for me even if I don’t follow the so many available avenues it can be more beneficial. Maybe one day. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. I agree, Debby. What I’ve learned to do is to concentrate on 2 social media platforms and to give them my full attention. Any others get attention if and when I have any spare time (which is rare๐Ÿ˜€). However, I do love Twitter and it has been responsible for bringing so much traffic to my blog. It’s daunting at first, but Suzie’s course brings everything together. Just like blogging, I’m still learning about it. It’s fun to use and so long as it stays that way then hopefully it will continue to reward me for using it.
      xx

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      1. I’m with you Hugh on how many platforms we can manage. We all seem to find our way to the sites that bring us the most interaction. In fact, I too have a post in draft on what’s working for me. A fellow blogger/friend asked if I may share what certain social sites do and how they’re working for me so week after next I’ll post. I’ve already scheduled the upcoming week’s posts. ๐Ÿ™‚ โค

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    1. Hi Melinda. Thanks for dropping by. I’m so sorry, but I had no idea about that award nomination. I think it was because you used the home page of my blog as the pingback, and pingbacks don’t work when the home page is used. I came across this problem some time ago and reported it to WordPress who said that pingbacks have to be linked to an ‘about me’ page or a particular post to work.

      I’m truly honoured that you nominated me – thank you so much. I took the decision to go award free in February 2015 as I was finding that writing awards posts were taking up far too much of my time. I also wrote about it here

      https://hughsviewsandnews.com/2015/02/22/forget-about-the-oscars-welcome-to-the-mildreds/

      and here

      https://hughsviewsandnews.com/2016/01/17/blogging-awards-do-they-work/

      I feel really bad now for not having acknowledged your kind nomination. However, thank you so much for thinking about me when you announced those awards.

      Best wishes,
      Hugh

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      1. Oh, no! I had no idea, Hugh! Maybe that’s why I never was notified of my nomination for the Blogging Awards last year, too then.
        I didn’t know! Thanks for the info.
        You’re welcome! I apologize for doing it wrong last year!

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    1. No, I only use Twitter for about 20 minutes a day (sometimes less). Once you’ve learned the tricks that Suzie outlines in her course, you’ll reap the rewards without having to spend much time on it. For me, FaceBook takes up a lot more time but delivers less traffic.

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  2. Thanks for the share, Hugh, and for the links to Suzie. Such an interesting blogger and I’m off to check out her works. I didn’t use to use Twitter all that much until earlier this year. It is a great place for sharing your views on issues that matter to you. With Twitter, I find that you can discover new articles in line with your interests and have on-point conversations with like-minded others – and make new connections ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. This is a really interesting subject (I realise i’m late to this party) and it is interesting to hear how many people have positive experiences with Twitter. I spend a lot of time reading about book marketing, and the general perceived wisdom, is that the tiny percentage of people that see your Tweets, combined with the tiny percentage that will click a link (even a blog post, no purchase link) means that Twitter is not an effective use of an author’s time.
    Is your new Facebook page up and running still?

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    1. I have to agree with what Suzie has said about Twitter, Steve. It brings a huge amount of traffic to my blog. Take, for example, a tweet I posted yesterday. It was for a post “Is Your Blog As Friendly As You Think It Is?” which I wrote and published in August 2015. The tweet was retweeted several times which resulted in the post getting a large amount of traffic from Twitter. It was reblogged six times in the last 24 hours (including by yourself) although I realise that some of the reblogs would have been as a result of people seeing a reblog of the original post. I’ve spent quite a lot of time responding to new comments left on the post over the last 24 hours. I’ve had great success with Twitter and would certainly highly recommend it to all authors and writers.

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