Social media can be difficult at the best of times, I mean honestly I’m still getting used to it and I’ve officially been blogging for almost a year and using all my social media! Now when it comes to social media, it can sometimes be a minefield, you’re going to have moments where you feel like you’re going round and round in circles and you feel like you’re at the mercy of your internet connection.
Social media is something that practically everyone uses, whether it is Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, LinkedIn, almost everyone has one and uses it on a regular basis! So when it comes to social media it shows how powerful it really is, and in all honesty it still has a long way to go.
As most of us know, when it comes to social media, it is easy for us to get caught up in being nosy through links, or having a chat, and then before you know it, an hour has gone passed and you’ve not got anything done. So let’s look at ways in which we can combat all of these and look at how to survive on social media and make the most of it!
1. Auto DM’s
For the love of god please turn them off, I mean honestly, they’re the worst and they are ridiculously annoying! I used them at first because I genuinely thought that it would be okay, but looking back at it now, setting them up and then sending them to all the people that were following me, I can imagine how annoying they would have been and I apologise now! I’m so sorry! They’re not necessary honestly and they won’t help you, if anything people might unfollow you because they will think it’s just spam.
2. Narrow Down Your Platforms
When it comes to social media I have found it can be time consuming, so when it comes to the right platforms for my blog I find it is very important. Look at where you’re getting a lot of traffic from, where you put in a lot of time and you get a lot back from and narrow down where you’re going to put a lot of your time. I have found that you don’t need to be extremely active on all of your social media outlets, just make sure that you still enjoy using them!
3. Use #hashtags
Hashtags are your best friend, they will put your content right in the middle of something, whether it is a conversation or something specific to your audience. If you’re using the right hashtags and making sure you’re using your content to the max, then you will see that your statistics will increase!
4. Plan Your Social Media Tasks
Honestly it is so important to plan your tasks and what you need to be doing. There can be a variety of different things that you need to do, however, by planning out the time frame you’re going to have & dedicate your time to certain tasks. That way you have a game plan, and it will really help you to stay on task and achieve what you need to!
5. Be Yourself
When it comes to being on social media it is important to show yourself for who you are. Don’t try to be someone you’re not because in all honesty you will get found out, and you should want people to love you for the fantastic person that you are not someone who you try to be.
The thing to remember is there is still going to be someone who doesn’t agree with your statement, and it’s important to deal with it accordingly. If you don’t agree with what someone says, talk it out like normal people, don’t start an argument, it’s not worth it. You’re a fabulous person and arguments aren’t worth it, especially with people you might have not met in real life.
6. Focus On The Reason You’re There
You’re there because you want to be, and because you want to share your section of the internet with others and to appreciate what others write. Remember that there are always going to be people that try to bring you down, not only that, there will be negative influences within the community, but never forget that you’re a fantastic person and you don’t need people like that in your life.
7. Don’t Forget To Network
Talking to other bloggers is so important! They’re a fantastic bunch of people, and honestly I have the most amazing friends in the world, they’re the people who make the blogging world the most perfect place in the world. By networking you’re able to inspire each other, but also you feel like you’re supported in the best way possible.
8. Keep Going
Social media can be really tough, I’m not going to lie, I still find it really difficult to keep up with, however, you will build a following, you will meet new and incredible people, people who will continue to inspire you. So when it seems difficult, keep going, I promise you it’s worth it.
Those are my top tips for surviving social media, got more tips? Share your comments below!
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