What is a good blog today without social media? Betty White and the Dalai Lama are on Twitter; the ASPCA is using Klout and Time and NBC are using Pinterest. Most people, companies and brands are on Facebook; the average internet user spends 1 in 8 minutes online on Facebook!
We love how things on Twitter can spread like wildfire; we use it to raise awareness about issues we’re passionate about. It also doesn’t hurt to tweet old blog posts for those who might have missed them 🙂 The most important thing on Twitter is connecting and supporting our friends! Rumpydog, bumpyroadtobubba and Bassa’s blog are just a few of us who like to retweet (RT) each other’s blog posts, have fun conversations and promote each other.
Pinterest recently took off and has become a wonderful way to drive traffic to your site. Users pin images they like to categorized boards to create a visual pinboard of images from the web. By clicking the pinned image, users are directed to the site where the image was pinned from. Pinterest is fun for everyone– not just dog lovers 🙂 We use our account for a broad spectrum of things we love!
A fun tool, Klout has an algorithm that measures the effectiveness of your use of social media. It’s fun for bloggers because it provides insights with graphs and charts as to how others respond to what you say. Klout measures the actual number of people you reach, how responsive your audience is and how influential your audience is. Friends play fun role in Klout; they can give you points if you have influenced them in certain topics.
Though there are many other social media outlets we enjoy these– in addition to our Facebook page, of course– for connecting with friends, promoting causes important to us and driving traffic to our blog. What social media outlets do you use to promote your blog? Let us know below and don’t forget to visit us in the social media world 🙂