It seems that there is a big gap to bridge between the bloggers and social media wagon although several of them have already started realizing the power of the latter. The main reason behind this gap is that they are becoming the victims of several prevalent misconceptions related to what works and what not works. The innocent practice of believing in these untruths has triggered major results such as failure of social media in attaining the blogging goals and distraction of the readers from the focal point of reading to tweets and updates. As a fact, the key to optimal use of social media for blogging is to develop a consistent, focal strategy that maximizes the number of readers on your blog instead of sinking the readers in posts and tweets. So, it is vital to first identify these misconceptions and remove them for optimal use of the social networking platform. Here are the major misconceptions to check out for!
Social Media Will Give Instant Results
Most bloggers tend to believe that social media will bring them instantaneous success. However, this is not the truth! Although the rewards are very promising and effective, their realization or materialization takes a significant amount of time. They are certainly not seen as an instant splash. Despite this, social networking is must for all logical bloggers. However, it requires long-term commitment and patience.
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Engage Your Readers in Your Posts by Striving 24×7 on Social Media
With the boom of social media that ensures online business success in terms of popularity and more traffic, bloggers have started to set up a social media presence. But once they do so, they become so obsessed that they tend to work late at nights to publish huge amount of content in their posts. This may seem a promising strategy but it is the least rewarded effort. Nobody would like to read so much content on any single blog in a day. Therefore, it is advisable to begin with a relatively minimal page having medium content and then develop the page organically once you start receiving more readers. Again in the latter part, you must post the content that your newly joined readers would like to read, not just anything so that you can retain them in the long run.
It is Not Necessary to be Present on Several Social Network Sites
If you stick to only one social networking site, it is truly not going to be fruitful to fulfill your business goals. This is because the potential customers themselves are split amongst thousands of social networks. Therefore, the only way to fetch more and more such customers is to be present wherever you can on a social platform. Did you know that there are over 1,000 social networks alone in the English language? This does not mean that you need to be there on all those networks. It is just to give you an idea of where you can find your target customers. It is advisable for every blogger to be present on Google+, Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter. Further, look for niche specific social network, if you can find one for better response.
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Typos and Mistakes Will Be Easily Ignored by Using Social Media
Social media has not become that captivating that it can hide the vision of the readers from the so-considered small but vital mistakes such as spelling errors or absurd vocabulary. If you take your writing lightly, it is surely going to harm your repute as a blogger. Even if you recognize such mistakes and rectify them, your correction is going to get very little or no attention. So, beware!
When i saw the post i was like wow. you really did bring more light to it and i am loving every bit of the post. Do keep it up bro and do have a great weekend ahead
Harleena Singh says
Hi Kurt and Nwosu,
I agree that social media isn’t all that important and there are so many that it’s tough to keep up with all of them. However, every blogger should have a social presence and being on the social media is just that, though you need to know your limits and see how much you want to be on them. Everything in moderation is good – isn’t it?
Thanks for sharing. :)
Nwosu Mavtrevor says
Thanks for your response i am glad you found the post interesting.
Nwosu Mavtrevor says
I can’t agree less with you…thanks for your comment.
Kim Meredith Smith says
I consider social media is the best platform for small business owners who want to increase their brand identity with free of costs.
Brian Couch says
I can’t say that social media is not that important because nowadays social media is great help in promoting sites and for advertisement too. Social media gives a big role for ranking and for making you known.
Nwosu Mavtrevor says
As someone said we are in the era of social media and its importance cannot be over emphasized.