You look at your profile and:
-People are not following you back
-Your blog is not getting any hits or comments
-Your bored with your current blog theme
-You post something on Twitter or Facebook and get no responses.
Change your Strategy!
People aren’t following you back: Go and follow some different people. Do a search on keywords that interest you #fitness #smallbiz #custserv #art and follow friends with similar interest. Get involved in the chats that they have. I am currently involved in #blogchat, #latism, and #fitness chats and I meet new people every week! Sneaky Peak at your friends followers and follow them! I do this a lot because it confirms real people not bots!
Your blog is not getting hits or comments. Go comment on other blogs! I devote a lot of time to reading and commenting on blogs (I learn a lot this way). Try posting your blog on a different day! Tuesday 10 a.m. is supposed to be gold for posting a new blog according to #blogchat. Tweet or Facebook your post at different times in creative way, for example instead of repeating the blog title say “I would love to invite you to my blog”.
You’re bored with your current blog theme. Get a new one!! There are no rules or boundaries! Only the ones you set for yourself and your work. Try guest posting to get out of your element. Invite a friend to guest post on your blog! Take a break. If you are the only writer for your blog a break is your best deal. I struggled during the summer to post valuable content because I was busy and having fun. I took a break. If your income depends on your blog try doing more research on your theme and find ways to make it fun. I am always on google, testing blog titles and searching for blog content. I also visit the library once a week with my kids and always search for new material there!
You post something on Twitter or Facebook and get no responses. Post something new. Retweet, Retweet, Retweet! Post what you think is funny or a great business tip. Give it another chance. Ask questions to engage your friends. If comments and responses are what you are after start a “GiveAway” on your blog where people have to leave comments! This is a great way to drive traffic to your blog. You set the boundaries here also and remember that Social Media takes time.
Social Media is not for you! It is for everyone! Social Media is about engaging with real people the rest will happen on its own. If you are selling a product, promoting a brand, promoting your blog, just for fun the advice is the same: Engage, Engage, Engage.
P.s. Any other tips you would like to add? Are you having a fun Social Media experience?