This article is a continuation of a short series of articles titled “Connecting With Your Blog Readers”. Read Part 1 here.
In the previous article, we talked about building relationships through blog commenting and also replying to the comments received on the self-blog. Of course it undeniably is a great way to connect to your readers, but keep in mind that it is not the only way for the same. In this article, we shall discuss about the power of social media that can connect two bloggers, and therefore develop a community thereafter.
Social media has always been a blog’s best friend. The question might arise that how is social media a blog’s best friend? The answer is not that difficult. Following are some ways to connect with your readers on social media, and gain more readers as well.
Connecting With Niche Bloggers On Social Media
You can connect with your niche bloggers in many ways. Some are mentioned below – follow what’s right for you!
Search For Bloggers On Twitter - Twitter has recently become a pleasant platform for bloggers and web-masters. Bloggers are often seen connecting to each other using Twitter. Even though a lot of link spamming is being practiced, ‘real’ bloggers do connect with each other and their readers as well.
Nowadays, if you have plugins such as TwitterLink Comments, you can offer your readers to put in their Twitter username that will be shown inside their comment. This will hence help you, and other readers of your blog to connect with the commentators and engagers on your blog.
Another way to connect with bloggers is by check out the “Following” list of your fellow-blogger friends. You might then find profiles of some great bloggers in your niche which, for some reason, otherwise you might not have found.
Join Facebook Groups - There’s no blogger who doesn’t use Facebook. Not only is it used for connecting with your friends, but also for connecting with people you’ve never met before. It’s not at all possible that you personally know all the bloggers in your niche. This is where Facebook comes into action.
Groups on Facebook have recently become a great hub for bloggers. Many have strict rules where link spammers are strictly banned (from the group) for life. This really makes it easy for the members. It actually works like a forum, where questions are answered quickly and friends are made very easily. Even if the friendship is just online – it is yet there.
The Mounting Era Of Google Plus - Believe it or not, search engines especially Google does give much preference to Google Plus shares. Not only it helps you to connect with your readers and fellow-bloggers, but also helps you to rank your posts and pages higher in SERPs.
Also, many bloggers are joining and enjoying the benefits of Google Plus which are not provided by Facebook. But after everything, the main advantage is the back links which help in rankings.
After all, social media proves to be the best way for bloggers to connect with their readers and meet other people, hence develop more readers as well. Being yourself, and being real is what will make you shine in the world of social media.
Author Bio:- Kevin Gao is the founder and CEO of Comm100 Live Chat Software, a leading provider of live chat software for business. As a software developer as well as a small business expert, he’s always ambitious to revolutionize the way of online customer service and communication. Find Kevin on Google+ to find out more about him.