Social Media Tips & Tricks: A Roundup

How is your social media game? Are you confident about your blog, brand, & business strategy going into 2016? If you feel like you need some help, I rounded up my series of social media tips & tricks (so far). There is more to come! For right now, don't be afraid to ask questions. This post is open for quick questions & answers. If anything requires more information, I can always create a post about it! :]

social media basics for bloggers


Let's get back to basics! Sometimes the essentials are the hardest to grasp. This post is starting guide with quick tips for social media. These are the basics. Like the bare bones of social media. We are going to start simple. In fact, these are things I learned the hard way, after much work. Don't be me. Learn now.

social media basics, losing followers


Blogging isn't easy, but there may be some obvious reasons why you're losing readers & followers. Take a little looksee at these these 10 reasons why you're losing followers on your blog & social media platforms. You can identify whatever applies to you & make the necessary changes. Your readers will thank you.

blog comments


One of the most wonderful parts of blogging is the ability to communicate with like-minded people to create a sense of community. Leaving comments is a fantastic way to stay engaged with readers & other bloggers. As a social media coordinator, I've seen some genuine comments & I've seen some generic sludge. Read these do's & dont's of leaving blog comments to enhance your communication skills.

facebook boost post


Facebook is one of the social media sites almost everyone is on. Your grandmother uses Facebook, your cousin uses Facebook, & even your boss uses Facebook. Facebook is a fantastic way to garner more exposure & engagement for your brand, business, & blog. Use this guide on how to run a Facebook boost post to get a wider reach. You can boost links, photos, & even your status! 

social media basics, spam comments


Receiving a blog comment is like receiving a little gift. For bloggers, comments are heartwarming because it shows people read your blog & have something to say about it. However, there may be spam comments lurking in there which negatively affects your blog ranking. This post focuses on how to identify spam comments & why you shouldn't publish them on your blog.

social media basics


It's vital to be transparent, open, & honest when it comes to blogging to ensure your readers trust you enough to come back. In the U.S., it's required by law to disclose if a post is sponsored or if you receive money or free items in exchange for posting. Read more about why you need to be transparent when blogging.

social media basics


Balancing social media & blogging can be difficult. Add styling an outfit, doing a photo shoot, choosing & editing photos, on top of writing the post itself & you're in for quite a task. Consider these social media basics on what not to do when it comes to fashion blogging. Some of these are extremely easy fixes.

Here's hoping that 2016 is happy & successful for all of us! Prior to going into the new year take a look at these social media tips & tricks to ensure you're blogging effectively. Maximize your reach, your skills, & your social media game with these refresher courses. What are your social media goals for 2016? Did you find any of these social media basics useful? :]

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42 comments

  1. these are great tips, Carmen.. I totally agree with ALL of them! xo
    Jamie
    www.jamieeverafter.com

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  2. Very helpful. Thanks for sharing. Don't quite have the guts to promote my blog on Facebook. Not sure why, maybe because people won't understand it?

    http://www.beewritesx.blogspot.com

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    1. There's a difference when it comes to your regular Facebook page with your friends & a Facebook fan page. I recommend sharing your posts with your friends to get them engaged & interested. A fan page is better because you can share it without feeling like yourself promoting because that's the whole point of the page. :]

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  3. Hey Carmen ! Thank-you so much for this post. I am trying to get back into the blogging game with more posts and promote more and you offered some wonderful tips .

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    1. Is a lot of tips in here depending on what exactly you need help with. If you have any other questions I can create a new post. :]

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  4. Really nice review and collection of posts Carmen, I love the way you propose this ideas. Thanks for the nice work.

    Camy xx

    www.osiarah.com

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  5. This post is full of great advice! Thanks for sharing :)


    xo, Liz
    http://lipstickandconfetti.com

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  6. Such a great post. It's definitely a lot to take in, this blogging world. Especially if anyone is starting out. Definitely a learning curve, but I love posts like these, always give me something extra to consider! xx

    VanessaVonJames | Fashion Blog

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    1. There's a lot of basic information in here but other tips I've learned from years as a social media manager. :]

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  7. This was honestly the most helpful post I've read in a long time! Thanks for the advice :)

    Alice ❤️
    www.girlabroadblogs.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks Alice. Anything in here that was particularly useful? :]

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  8. Found your information very useful bookmarked for future reference

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  9. Good tips, very useful. Thank's a lot!

    Visit me: http://sunmoonstyle.blogspot.co.at/

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  10. What an extremely informative article! Blogging is definitely not as easy as one would think (I would know haha). I have a such a hard time balancing everything which is something I need to work on when the new year begins. Thank you so much for this! Have a Happy New Year!

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    1. There is a lot a strategy that goes into social media. So be conscious of how you approach each social media platform. Best of luck blogging this year. :]

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  11. Great tips! I totally agree with these! Thanks for sharing!
    Love,
    Kisses and hugs from www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

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  12. Amazing read with great tips. Thanks for sharing cause I found this to be really helpful.

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    atsunamatsui.com

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  13. I found this post super helpful. Being better at social media is something I want to focus on for 2016 and all the above (especially the post about comments and why you loose readers were fab). As a social media manager, would you mind sharing your thoughts on different platforms and which are best for what in a post?

    Thanks!
    Inma x
    sunshineandglow.blogspot.com

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    1. That's a great idea. I may have to do a post just on that. The thing you need to think of is: who is your audience? Are they teenagers? Are they working women? Are they in their 30s or 40s? Are you selling a product? Twitter is great to find people by using hashtags. Facebook has potential too since its users are statistically a bit older mid 20s & up. :]

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  14. These are just what I needed! I just started this blog and I am still learning so much!!

    Shannon Sage

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  15. this is super helpful! thanks for sharing
    www.thebeautypr.blogspot.com xx

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  16. Lovely tips on socoal media. I think we all hate those generic comments on a blog post and grear to avoid publishing them. I have found I get more out of instagram than Facebook for social media.

    Rebecca
    http://www.winnipegstyle.ca/Blog/default.cfm

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    1. There are some opportunities to be had on Instagram. That's for sure! :]

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  17. Hi Carmen!

    What a great post... Nice round up of links! I completely agree with the "Blog commenting" points that you make. It really is little value and very little effort to community building when people just comment, "Nice!" or something of that effect.

    I just got back into blogging and all of these tips are great reminders! Thanks for posting them :) You've got a nice blog here, with good content! Just followed you on IG :)

    XO,
    amber

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    1. Thanks Amber for your wonderful comments. I hope your social media game is good in 2016. :]

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  18. This is so helpful! thanks for sharing carmen!! :)

    thelookingglassbyty.com

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  19. This was a really helpful round up, I love reading things like this- so much so that I often find I've accidentally spent hours reading instead of a couple minutes!

    www.thesundaymode.blogspot.com.au

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  20. Sometimes mastering the basics is what's most important for blogging success! You always have great point and tips to share Carmen! Have a great weekend :)

    http://www.mintnotion.com

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  21. I really enjoyed this post. Thank you for sharing your social media marketing knowledge. As a new blogger, it can be sort of overwhelming, so it helps when people write helpful tips like these. :)

    xoxo
    kellylookbook.com

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