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Blogging 101: 6 Tips to Get More Audience Engagement on Social Media.

Ever since I became a blogger, one of the hardest things ever seems to be building an Audience and relationships. We all know how hard it is, right? And once we have, it’s even harder to get more audience engagement since we are one more among a bunch of many other awesome bloggers out there. The best thing we can do is look for different ways to stand out and make a difference in our own way and with our own voice. This task seems to be hard but because we sometimes think that it should happen somehow. The key is to make the first step ourselves.

6 Tips to Get More Audience Engagement on Social Media.

6 Tips to Get More Audience Engagement on Social Media. Blogging 101.

There is something we need to have clear, not everything works for everyone. I’m not even close to be an expert in this field but I’ve been trying different things, reading a lot about it and I’ve gathered a few tips that definitely worked for me on my way to get more audience engagement on my social media channels.

I truly hope that sharing these tips helps you and all of us to keep an even more amazing blogosphere. None of them hurt anybody by doing it, there is nothing to lose but a lot to gain. So let’s start!

1.- Let’s make the first step. This is the first thing we have to realize. We all are or have been newbies, big blogs {I can’t include mine here yet LOL} or established bloggers but that doesn’t mean we have to wait for others to come and love us. I grew up with this saying: “We have to give in order to receive”.

2.- Let’s engage people a lot. Yup! In order to get more audience engagement, you need to engage first. Be part of discussions and conversations.  We can’t do all of them but those we come across during our networking time are good enough. Apart from that, it’s fun and we can gain a lot.

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3.- Let’s Like, Thumbs up, etc a lot. I bet you see more than 10 things you like on your social media channels… Doing that doesn’t hurt. It’s not a life or death decision to click like or +1 on other posts. Come on, guys! That helps others and, believe it or not, it helps us! When I’m networking I click “like” like crazy because I enjoy letting people know that I saw it and I liked it. At some point I’ve been noticed, you will too. Big and Small blogs have so much to share.

4.- Let’s share a lot. That doesn’t hurt either, I promise! LOL. I’m not saying to go and share everything you see, but I bet again that you can find quite a few things you really like that can be shared. That again helps other bloggers and helps us being noticed. When we share, we are telling the author “I loved it so much that I want my audience to see it”.

5.- Let’s comment a lot. I’m not really persistent on this one, but I know because I’ve done, it does generate engagement. Once we become a consistent commenters they tend to pay attention to what we have to say too. According to Reviewz n’ Tips, comments result in more viral traffic: “likes are a great social proof, but comments are a better way to gain exposure”.

6.- In the meantime,  let’s keep asking our readers questions on our social media, trying to connect, get to know them. Maybe some days we won’t get answers but little by little people will come to us.

Also, this Facebook algorithm thing is getting harder for us to reach our audience. I understand some of the reasons FB is doing it but it’s hurting more than just big brands.  What I understood is that they definitely want brands to pay to get their stuff out there as I read in an AdAge post. But many of us are not brands like GE, Samsung, Pampers, so it hurts us too as bloggers who offer content for free.

But I also read somewhere, that FB also wants to give their users relevant information which means that if people don’t interact with our FB pages after liking it, we are not showing on their feeds anymore. I have experienced that BTW. Sometimes I notice that I haven’t seen anything from a specific blogger in a while so I go to her page and like a few things, share some posts and repeat this for a couple of days. I got her posts again on my feeds.  FB will only show on feeds things that they see relevant based on the interaction pages get.  We can manage this by interacting more with our pages.

This is another reason why engaging is a good way to help each other. Let’s just click like, +1 on things that we like even if it’s not perfect, or from a small or big blogger, let’s just give some love. Let’s share all those nice things we see that could be interesting and new. Let’s support each other, we are like a family, we are part of a huge community. Let’s spread the love!

What do you think??? Is there any other tip you know that I haven’t mentioned above and it has helped you gain more engagement from your audience? We all want to know about it on the comments!

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My name is Camila Rojas but everyone call me Cami. I'm a mommy, blogger, baker, do it yourselfer, crafter and graphic designer. Owner and founder of The Crafting Nook {formerly TitiCrafty} and TCN Design Studio: web design for bloggers. Join me on my crazy adventures!