Social Media 101: Tips for Pet Bloggers

Regardless of whether you're a long-time, prolific pet blogger/social media maven or if you're new to pet
1010040_10201280586512049_1934657013_n blogging, a refresher course is always a great idea, right? Over time it's easy to forget our social media manners or to lose focus of why you're a pet blogger and the reasons you're taking part in social media conversations. Maybe you just need a boost to breathe new life into your social media efforts

Here are my social media 101 tips and tricks for the pet blogger: 

  • Keep up with the popular pet bloggers. Retweet their updates. Follow what they say. Share their information with your followers.

  • Social media is a conversation. You start it, listen to what your readers say and then respond. Start the conversation on trending topics in your niche area.
  • Consider your social media status updates and blog posts as a networking meeting and uncover ways in which you can help those that you “meet.”
  • Connecting with pet bloggers and pet lovers online is great, but simply clicking “like” isn’t enough. Be interactive.
  • If you meet someone at a conference reach out to them. You don’t have to wait for them to connect first.
  • Don’t take it personally if you retweet someone but they don’t retweet you back. Not everyone will retweet or share your status updates and you shouldn’t expect them to.
  • It’s easy to get bogged down in social media (Words With Friends, anyone?). If you have other tasks to get done in your life, and who doesn’t, set a timer for your social media tasks, do what you can within that allotted time then move onto other tasks. Don’t let the time wasting properties of social media dilute your efforts. 
  • What tips and tricks have you found to make your social media time productive? 

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