Social media is all about being social. And by being social, I mean connecting and interacting with other people. Embracing the essence of being with people.
What can be more social than finding old friends to reconnect with, discovering new friends along the way, and talking about anything under the sun with just about anybody on the World Wide Web.
In social media, contributing outweighs merely watching on the sidelines. With this in mind, you’d do well to make sure that participating is part of your social media marketing strategy.
You might be wondering what good participating would do. Here are some reasons:
It helps connect you to the leaders in the field. When you participate, you increase your likelihood of talking and interacting with thought leaders. Take time to search for blogs and writers in your chosen niche and start pitching a comment or two. You can learn a lot from what they have to say in the field. The more you learn the more credible and meaningful your blog content becomes.
It helps grow your following. When you contribute to other people’s blogs or threads, the more visible you become in the social media radar. The more you share what you know, the more chances you get to extend your hand to interested readers and potentially convert them into your own followers. Don’t forget to link your blog at the end of every comment you make. Just make sure every remark you leave is an insightful one.
Let’s talk about you. How are you participating and how does giving back to your readers help you?
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