How to SuperCharge Your Blog Posts On Social Media 10 Easy Ways

 

How to SuperCharge Your Blog Posts On Social Media 10 Easy Ways

How to SuperCharge Your Blog Posts On Social Media 10 Easy Ways

Your company or startup is just getting started on social media. You have 72 followers after three months of pushing hard and daily posting. After a full day’s work, you have no energy to post, let alone think about social media! What to do, what to do? Here are some easy ways to get more mileage out of your posts.

Hashtags

Hashtags

Hashtags

Keep a list of the best ones for your company and add them automagically every time you post. No need to reinvent the wheel. Look at your competitors and see what they’re doing. Here’s a wonderful article about Instagram hashtags: How to Use Instagram Hashtags.

Repost Your Article with a Different Image

Repost Your Article with a Different Image

Repost Your Article with a Different Image

This is particularly easy if your post includes more than one image. Just use the second (or third one). And don’t forget–most people won’t read your wonderful writing, but some will retweet/repost it.

Repost with a New Headline

Repost with a New Headline

Repost with a New Headline

You thought about another headline while you were writing your post, didn’t you? Dig that one out and use it now! By the way, if you need help writing headlines, you might like Headline Writing: Ten Reasons It’s a Pain in the Asterisk*, by moi.

Recycle that Post

Recycle that Post

Recycle that Post

Nobody remembers that you used that post two weeks ago (at least not on Twitter!), so use it again. Try a different time. Early morning will hit the people on the east coast, and late night will bring in readers on the west coast.

Do a Quick Rewrite

Do a Quick Rewrite

Do a Quick Rewrite

If the post is a little older, why not update it and republish it? Surely not everyone can recall that post from 2009! And that includes you! You could also rewrite a blog post so it ranks higher.

Change the Voice

Change the Voice

Change the Voice

You can make that post more casual or more formal to appeal to different readers. Read it aloud and change it accordingly.

Stagger the Times You Post

Stagger the Times You Post

Stagger the Times You Post

Post it on Facebook at 9 a.m., Twitter at noon, LinkedIn at 3 p.m., Instagram at 5 p.m., Pinterest at 7 p.m., etc.

Use a Customized Post for Each Platform

Use a Customized Post for Each Platform

Use a Customized Post for Each Platform

Each social media platform has a different language. Use the language of each platform so your headline catches the most people. Here’s a post about the different social media platforms and languages of each you might like.

Include Friends in the Post

Include Friends in the Post

Include Friends in the Post

If your writing makes you think of a company or person you know, include them when you write your post. Make sure to include a link to their website or one of their posts, too. Everybody needs a few links in and links out.

Tag Your Friend When You Post

Tag Your Friend When You Post

Tag Your Friend When You Post

Tell your friend that you included them in your post. Not all your friends will read your post without your telling them, so go ahead and let them know. Most people will be flattered!

How Do You Keep Posts Alive?

Do you have any tips and tricks? Let me know in the comments! And thank you!

Comments

  1. Hi Carol,
    This is a wonderful post for me as it reinforces some things I’ve been doing on my blog. I’ve probably read about them on some of your blogs therefore trying them. I haven’t tried mentioning friends (that I can recall) but that’s such a great and easy suggestion to implement.
    I have also yet to rewrite and republish so I’ll be looking at that too.
    As always, thanks again for the helpful information.
    Cheers,
    Patricia

    • Hi Patricia,
      I used to not tell people if I mentioned them, but then realized they might not realize (even with a backlink) that I’d mentioned them. Not everyone checks backlinks, and not everyone will comment or return comments. But they might retweet or repost and that could help others to find your posts.

      Thanks for stopping by!

      Carol

  2. Hi Carol

    Lots of good tips here, several of which have worked well for me. I really agree with changing your headline. Sometimes when I do this find that alternative headlines work better than the original. With marketing, what you think your audience wants is not always the same as what your audience actually wants.

    Testing is so important.

    Clement

    • Hi Clement,

      If you test a lot of different headlines (I try out 25-35, typically), there are a lot of headlines that could be used. Different headlines, different time of day, and a different picture are all variables that can easily be changed. Even then, I don’t always know what exactly causes one post to get lots of attention and another variation to get barely any notice.
      Yes: what you think an audience wants isn’t always what they actually want! Such a simple concept, but sometimes difficult to implement.

      Thanks for your thoughtful comment.

      Carol

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