#SMB – Instagram Week – Let’s Focus!
There are so many pieces and parts to running a great blog, it’s hard to keep up with it all. Social Media helps you to connect with others, get your posts seen and shared. Are you blogging to yourself? Do you want to be noticed but don’t know how to get there?
Running your blog in a vacuum is a futile process. “Build it and they will come” is just a line from a movie. Instantaneous Stardom rarely happens in real life. You have to be seen to be noticed.
Social Media and Blogging
Social Media connects us with others who find value in our posts. It helps to grow our audience and hone our skills. It will put you in the position to be noticed by Brands. Brands who do business with bloggers.
[tweetthis]Follower count is just one of the things Brands look for. Engagement is key. #allbloggers[/tweetthis]
Social Media and Monetizing your Blog
Brands want bloggers that are connected. Not only are they looking for a large following, they search for bloggers who have an engaged following. You may have a million followers on Twitter, but are you interacting with them? If not, you won’t be as valuable to a Brand as someone with 5,000 followers that are interactive.
Building a large, committed platform can take years. It’s a lot of work and it takes a concentrated effort. Let’s work together to speed it up a bit.
Meet your hosts:
|Nikki from View From In Here||Jessica from Adventures of a Cavemom|
|Lindsey from Lindsey Tradup||Yvonne from Double the Monkey Business|
|Rena from Fine, Whatever Blog||Gidget from Mommy Perfect|
|Leah from Elm Photo Studio||Leanne from Smiles and Sundays|
|Tinese from Inspired by A3|
Social Media Blast
We have partnered together to bring you the Social Media Blast. Each week we will feature a different social media platform, link up your account and follow the others in the linkup. Your social media numbers will grow, but follower growth is just one part of the equation. We can help you with the numbers, it’s up to you to make the connection.
When you are clicking through to each social media account in the linkup, take some action. Like a few status updates, comment or share. Make a connection.
If you are working to make yourself attractive to Brands, size does matter. Honest. Brands want to work with Bloggers, make them take notice of you, take action and grow!
[tweetthis]Want to work with Brands? Grow your SM Platforms. Let’s do this! #allbloggers[/tweetthis]
Grow Big and Grow Quickly
In order to grow quickly and begin making money from your blog you need to build your platforms. The quickest way to grow is to join with other bloggers, working together to build each other. Add your link below, follow and be followed! Let’s work together and make 2017 a phenomenal year.
Social Media Blast will be live on all of our Blogs each Thursday, giving you the opportunity to hang out with us and meet our Social Media Following.
There will be a different Social Media Platform for you to build each week, we will focus on the platforms Brands and Sponsors like to see. This is where the Blog Karma sets in, the more people you follow, the more that will follow you.
Social Media Blast Requirements
ONE Add the link to your Social Media Account. It must be a Public account or Facebook PAGE not personal.
TWO Follow everyone in the linkup, come back later in the week to follow those that have joined after you. This linkup will be open for a week, so come back and follow more as the week goes on, and get followed back! This is not a link dump, if you aren’t following others your link will be deleted. Thanks.
THREE Share. Click to Tweet. The more people that link up, the bigger we all grow.
This week we’re focusing on Instagram
This week, link up the URL to your Instagram account (NOT YOUR BLOG URL), follow others on the list. Your Instagram account MUST be PUBLIC for you to join the linkup. It is not required for others to follow you if your account is set to private.
FYI Instagram will only allow you to follow 20ish new accounts in an hour. If you reach 20 and have not followed everyone in the linkup you must come back later to complete.
To find the URL to your Instagram profile, open up Instagram, click your profile picture on the right side, click view profile, grab the URL in the browser bar.
My URL is:
Yours should be similar!
PS did you know that Brands will pay you good money to Instagram their products? Large interactive IG accounts get paid more. Let’s get some dollars in your pocket!