Building your Twitter & FB following
foxbasealpha · 28/07/2011 21:46
I have a new-ish blog (couple of months) and focus on stuff for kids. I post something every day. I have Twitter and FB and new posts are fed automatically. I usually tweet a couple of times a day (responding to people etc) and comment or post something on FB a couple of times a week.
Just wondering how established bloggers have built up their followings on Twitter and FB? Was it an incremental thing - a couple every day/week? Was it a result of following loads of people? Was it following some kind of publicity (ie. being featured by another blog/print media)? Did you push it through competitions? Did you find FB harder than Twitter?
Very interested in your experiences (and not for PR or stat purposes - more keen to find my audience on these platforms - although that said, VERY envious of the bloggers who have thousands of followers on Twitter. I want that!) Thanks in advance. x
Tee2072 · 28/07/2011 21:49
Follow others. Comment on others blogs. Tweet to people directly.
It's all, IMHO, word of mouth. I don't have thousands of followers and I don't want them but I have a nice number.
TarynM · 28/07/2011 21:50
Not sure, I am in a similar boat though between working, cooking, cleaning and trying not to go bankrupt I don't get to post that often. I will follow you if you follow me.
foxbasealpha · 28/07/2011 21:54
Have followed you TarynM - very cute Silent Sunday pics! :)
thefoodschool · 29/07/2011 10:28
foxbasealpha, start by putting your blog link up and people could take a look
foxbasealpha · 29/07/2011 17:17
thefoodschool, think of it as a theoretical question. what methods effectively build followings on facebook and twitter? i'm interested in the experiences of others.
thefoodschool · 29/07/2011 17:26
well if you don't want to put up a link to your blog then fine be theoretical but how i (and others on here) be able to see it and potentially follow it?
MmeLindor. · 29/07/2011 22:06
I have a large(ish) twitter following but no idea if that is due to blog. I started tweeting mainly to chat and then realised that it is great to promote blog.
IMO you have to look at it that way. I tend not to follow those who tweet a couple of times a day and then mainly to promote the their blog or website. You do have to tweet about other stuff and interact with people.
I am Mmelindor on twitter so if you follow me, I will follow you back. I am not tweeting as much as I normally do as I am on holiday but normal service will resume next week. Send me a quick tweet to say hello though cause I might not notice you are following. Don't often check my twitter email on phone at the moment.
I have a general How to Tweet post - link on twitter profile and there was a thread a few months ago about twitter so that might help.
foxbasealpha · 30/07/2011 11:48
thanks MmeLindor - very helpful. and your post on Twitter is very good too. cheers!
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