social media

June 18, 2012

#SocialMedia Driving The World To Your Blog

Social Media

  • Social media is one of the most amazing ways that you can connect your blog with the world, meet cool  new people, increase comments and share your message with an audience that otherwise would not have known who you are.

I have people who read my blog from every part of the globe. This would not be possible without the power of social media. I’ve connected with author’s, business owners, radio show talk hosts, Yahoo! reporters,  all because of  the power of social media.

I’ve started a new group on LinkedIN Women Entrepreneurs Who Change The World. It’s growing daily and filled with some amazing women that are impacting their business and the world for powerful change. LinkedIn and Twitter are two of my favorites for connecting with people.

You can connect with me on those here:

Twitter

LinkedIN

Not only does the power of social media drive people from around the world to your business and blog but it’s so wonderful to gain new friendships and relationships and it’s the easies thing to do.

Here are a few simple tips that will help you along the way.

Most have heard the 80 / 20 rule- Promote others 80% of the time, yourself only %20.

Here are a few more:

  • Take the time for relationship building by responding to people- If you are asked a question it’s important to answer them back. If they tell you you’re great say “Why thank you.”

Think about this. What if you were on the street and someone said “Hey cute skirt” but you kept walking…rude isn’t it? It’s the same principal with social Media. Just because you don’t see the person face to face doesn’t make the interaction any less real.

  • Be yourself- Please do this. It’s real easy on the internet to pretend you are someone else but why would you want to do that? Your cheating the world of meeting the most amazing person ever…YOU. So be yourself it will come across more genuine and others will appreciate you  and like you  even more.
  • Answer questions on LinkedIN.  This is a wonderful way to help others and expose your business or blog to a new audience at the same time.
  • Interact in group conversations. I have met some of the most amazing women and men and most come from being active on groups on LinkedIN- Here is ours “Women Entrepreneurs Who Change The World” If you are a women entrepreneur who wants to change the world join us. Here is our intro video:

 

  • Be positive. This one is challenging at times even for me. People say some odd things and you want to either fight back or defend yourself- I’ve not been perfect in this area for sure but I can tell you the positive response is the best response.
  • Check out what people are Tweeting and respond to them.  First you’ll find some really cool stories that way and also meet other amazing people.
  • Get Some Strong Tools.  You’re going to need to use some tools if you want to be successful in social media. Here are a few of my favorites some I have used and some I have just discovered:

Bundle Post   This was created by my great friend Robert Caruso who I discovered…you guessed it on Twitter. He’s awesome and you should really check out his product you can find him on Twitter @Fondalo and he does respond- He’s awesome that way.


 

Empire Avenue  This is a very cool site for social media lots of big players are there, great discussions, and a game aspect you may find interesting. We have a group their called Mom Bloggers Community you are welcome to join that as well- It’s very cool. You can join by clicking here. And check out my video Tutorial here:


Facebook Social Plugin.  ( you may or may not see this I’m switching back and forth to see what I like not sure how I feel it hides all comment luv comments)  You try that by adding your comment below and getting one for your own WordPress blog. I’m not totally sure how I feel because using it means it totally hides all the other comments on my site. I don’t like that part at all. But try it out and let me know what you think. Do you like using this to comment on blogs or do you prefer the other comment luv tools?

Listl.ly  Not only are the guys who run this amazing but this is a very cool social tool as well. You can create lists that other’s can add and comment on then place them in your blog post as you are seeing in mine here below. What makes this cool is unlike some other social media sites when you click on a link in the list it goes to YOUR blog and does not stay on their site. What a concept?

That is the entire point to social media you want to drive traffic to your blog and this tool does exactly that. Click on my list.ly below you can sign on using Twitter or Facebook and get your own list started in a matter of minutes.

[listly id="1Ha" theme="light" layout="short" numbered="yes" image="yes" items="all"]

I hope you found those quick tips useful and enjoyed some of these new tools to help you along the way. I know there are so many other amazing social media tools and these are just a few.

I would really appreciate your input on the latest social media tools and tips. I’d like you to help me fill in the blanks.

What helps you get your goals accomplished in social media?  What are your favorite tips or tools?  Please do add them below.

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About the Author

Lisa Cash Hanson
Lisa is the 2012 Huggies Mom Inspired Grant Winner for her baby product the SnuggWugg. She's an international women's business coach via www.LisaCashHanson.com and is the Author of the “Get Famous The Most Amazing Mom Bloggers Resource On The Planet“ & Founder Blogs To Riches Club teaching women how to make money blogging and live an amazing life. Find her on G+ Lisa has been featured on Yahoo!, CNBC The LV Review Journal, named Circle of Mom's Top 25 Mom Tech Blog, Top 25 Mompreneur & Blogtrepreneur's Top 40 Mompreneurs to follow on Twitter. Lisa Cash Hanson




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7 Comments


  1. In the world of Social Media, the amount of available information is overwhelming. Trying to decide what is the best avenue or direction can be daunting. I appreciate your taking the time to help short the time it takes to find the right tools etc.
    Susan Cooper recently posted..Marinaded Cucumber Salad RecipeMy Profile


  2. Can you refer me to a great home DIY or home and decor support community? I am on SITS but need to also network with home decor bloggers to!
    Thank you
    Recreateanddecotate@yahoo.com


  3. Thank you SO much for such an informative post! I am going to look at a few of these new social media sources other than the ones I use.

    I agree completely that responding is so important. Letting someone fall through the cracks almost guarantees you’ve lost a follower/client.

    Well done and wishing you even more success to come!
    Georgina recently posted..Trendspotter Tuesday: How to Style Your Little White DressMy Profile


  4. Happy SITS day!
    Blond Duck recently posted..Tales from Poetry ClassMy Profile


  5. Hi Lisa,
    I agree with you. Social media is so important when it comes to blogging. We surely need to connect with others, and social media is just perfect for this. I am not really a linkedin fan, I am more Twitter and Facebook person, even thought I know that people make great connections there. Great tips.
    Danijela recently posted..Wolfgang Puck’s Crème Caramel Kcup ReviewMy Profile


  6. You may see comments change depending on if I add the fB social back or not so if things are hinky LOL I love that word well that’s why-
    Lisa Cash Hanson recently posted..Women Entrepreneurs And Bloggers You Are Wired For GreatnessMy Profile



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