This week I’m including a killer post on Twitter from the Buffer blog. The folks at Buffer regularly turn out killer content that should be the envy of every social media blogger. Their recent post did not disappoint. I also discovered a new blogger, Rachel Rueben. She doesn’t have the massive following of the Social Media Examiner or Buffer but I found her strategy for using Pinterest intriguing and one I hadn’t considered before. All of the posts below are all great and deserve a serious read. I hope you enjoy them!
The Twitter Strategy Guide: 14 Twitter Tips to Take Your Tweeting to the Next Level from Buffer Blog: The line between a beginner Twitter user and a seasoned pro is a fine one indeed. The distinction changes daily—sometimes hourly—for me. One minute I feel like I’ve got this Twitter thing figured out and the next I find myself overwhelmed by how little I really know. When I dove headfirst (or feet first? either way my eyes were closed) into Twitter, I tried just about everything to find the best strategies for a beginning tweeter. Now I’m ready for the next step. Seeing how much the Twitter experience can change for a starter compared to a seasoned vet sent me back to the drawing board to find some new strategies to handle the Twitter stream and to get the most value and enjoyment out of my time on Twitter. Here are a few of the strategies that I have tried. Feel free to pick and choose from these advanced Twitter tips to make a strategy of your own.
The Undeniable Top 10 Digital Publishing Platforms from Taylored Content: It doesn’t matter what you want to publish, you’ll need a platform. If you are publishing electronically, then your platform should have a digital publishing component. Fiction writers, poets, and nonfiction writers of all types have the ability (tools, technology, and means) to publish their own content in a variety of formats.
12 Types of Blog Posts to Drive More Traffic to Your Blog from Social Media Examiner: Need more blog post ideas? Have you ever stared at your screen, unable to figure out what to write? Are you wondering what type of content will best engage your audience? In this article, I’ll share 12 types of blog posts that can help you kick blogger’s block to the curb and keep your readers coming back for more.
How Indie Authors Can Steal Social Media Techniques of the Rich & Famous from Writing by the Seat of My Pants: I’ll admit it, social media used to kick my butt, with the constant platform changes to the shifting of audiences from one site to another it’s hard to keep up. I’m a YA and romance author so I have to be everywhere because teens will only congregate on Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram. Meanwhile, women (who like romance) are crazy about Pinterest and Facebook. Can you say #SocialMediaBurnout?
How To Get More Relevant, Quality Twitter Followers [INFOGRAPHIC] from MediaBistro: Since it first opened its doors way back when, almost everybody using Twitter has been obsessed with the answer to one question: how can I get more followers?
About the Author: Frances Caballo is a social media manager for writers and author of Avoid Social Media Time Suck: A Blueprint for Writers to Create Online Buzz for Their Books and Still Have Time to Write, Social Media Just for Writers: The Best Online Marketing Tips for Selling Your Books and Blogging Just for Writers. Presently, she is the Social Media Manager for theWomen’s National Book Association-SF Chapter, the San Francisco Writers Conference, and theBay Area Independent Publishers Association. You can find her on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Google+.
Practical Tips for Marketing Your Books on the Social Web