I don’t usually post back-to-back blogging posts, but I’ve been trying to work some of these things out in my head, so I figured I’d use this platform to work it out.
See, I’ve been pretty good about my blogging in 2016.
In fact, I haven’t missed a day yet. That says something as I’m usually going through a bit of a lag right now. Alas, by doing this, I’ve neglected reading other blogs. So I need to remedy that some.
One thing I’ve realized is I didn’t do a good job at staying ahead – which was my original plan. I was going to try and have posts ready two weeks in advance. That way, if I had a situation where I didn’t want to blog for a few days, it wouldn’t be a big deal.
Instead, I’m left with a pile of ideas and still writing these things the night of and not having them spread out enough.
Though, to be fair, it’s allowed me to see that maybe publishing in the morning isn’t always the best. I have been spreading around my scheduling (for example, I’m scheduling this one for early afternoon – so it publishes while I’m at work and maybe others will be seeing it at different times etc.)
Another thing I’ve discovered is HootSuite. It’s a social media tool that allows you to schedule things to post on social media. Right now, I just signed up for the free version, so I only get three accounts to link up, but for now that’s fine. I like that I can sit down once a week or so and look through some older posts and schedule some tweets and posts to my blog Facebook page. I’m also going to look into using it to post things to the Facebook page to maybe try and get a little interaction. It’s nice in that regard, so we’ll see how it works.
If you’ve read my blog for any amount of time, you know I do it because I have fun. I don’t have ads or make money (outside of an occasional sponsored post), so I don’t worry about hits/links/clicks and such as much as others might. Don’t get me wrong, I like to see people have been here and such and hopefully commenting some, but I don’t stress it as much.
HootSuite will hopefully help me at least get a tad more interactive and getting my posts out there a little more than just once per day. As it is now, it goes to Twitter/Facebook when I have it publish and not at all after. So this will help.
It’s pretty incredible the items out there to use when blogging and such.
So to fellow bloggers – what other tools do you use when you are blogging and trying to maximize the amount of eyes that see your stuff? Comment below and hopefully others can use this as a place to find some good tips (me included!)
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