The Best Social Media Sites For Bloggers
Remember that time Facebook went down, for like two days?! It was a virtual nightmare for media moguls, bloggers, influencers and just about everyone in between. Rumor has it that it was a hacker! What would we do without two most popular social media networking sites — Instagram and Facebook?! just imagine if FB was wiped out completely? How would that affect your business or blog? This has forced me to explore other options! It’s good to have a backup, but also to grow you following and reach through other forms of social media! These sites are great to use, even when Facebook is up and running!
Don’t rely too heavily on one form of social sharing!
Here’s 10 Social Sites You Need To Join Now:
1.) Twitter- Is an online news and social networking service. It’s a great way to communicate in short messages known as tweets. It’s a great platform to post links to your blog or business website, and connect with like-minded individuals through hashtags.
Connect with me on Twitter
2.) LinkedIn– Known as a social network for professionals, this is a great place to establish your business or blog. You can join company pages and groups- they even have blogger groups. It’s like Facebook in a business suit.
3.) Tumblr- The site that lets you share anything- text, photos, quotes, links, music, images, videos, you name it. And it’s free! There are tons of bloggers on here to connect with, in every niche.
4.) WhatsApp- The app uses the internet to send messages, images, audio or video through a messaging service. It’s a great way for businesses to interact securely with customers easily and quickly online, anywhere in the world.
5.) Flipboard- I love this one! It’s a social network and news aggregator that allows you to follow topics and other users. Create ‘Magazines’ and add content from blogs and other websites as well as flip stories from other users into your magazines.
6.) Snapchat- You can share photos, videos, text, and drawings quickly and easily with anyone around the world.Upload ‘stories’ to share, and create snapchat geofilters to promote a business, wedding, or party! It’s a fun way to stay social online.
7.) Reddit– Known for news, social networking, content rating, and discussion, reddit is super popular today! With over 300 million monthly active users, your blog posts could be seen by a whole new audience.
8.) Pinterest– A social site that focuses mainly on images and not on status updates. It’s an excellent way to share your blog posts and website links. The pin feature allows users to share and save other people’s work.
Connect with me on Pinterest
9.) The Secret Tribe– A platform for bloggers and entrepreneurs to connect with like-minded people, build a community, and grow! So far, I’ve found it to be very helpful. You can ask questions, share links, exchange ideas and support! Check it out and sign up for free here https://the-secret-tribe.mn.co
10.) Medium- An online publishing platform, that brings together writers, thinkers, poets, storytellers, and bloggers alike! You also get paid for your writing through their partner program.
Update: 11.) I’ve recently discovered the Bloggers Traffic Community And I’m so glad I did! It’s free to join and they have helpful topics you can join like Traffic Threads every day. The more you participate, the more traffic you’ll see! They also offer Pinterest group boards, Flipboard threads, and more! The traffic I’m getting from this community alone has been very encouraging and definitely worth a try which is why I’m updating for you all:)
And never forget about the power of the good old fashioned email list. Often under-estimated, until Facebook goes down! If you haven’t subscribed to my blog, please do so I can add you to mine:)
Thank you for sharing the Tribe <3 It means so much! We're so glad to have you join us!
I so agree with you on diversifying your social media reach. There's just different kinds of people on each platform, so you can really miss out by not giving them a try!
I've never heard of Flipboard before! Checking it out now!
Thanks for posting again! Love it, girl! <3
I like Twitter the best 😀
Pinterest is definitely my favorite platform- but I was definitely in shock with Facebook and Instagram being down!
Really makes you think about having other established platforms! And a solid email list to communicate with your audience. Imagine no Facebook or Insta for a few days?! Although sounds a little like a vacation to me lol