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When you are a mom with 31 things to do in 24 hours (of which 6 you probably should be sleeping) being”social ” is hair tearingly difficult.
“Write and they will come ” is great if it’s a hobby.Not so if you are planning a biz around it.Also even for a hobby you would like to help people right?
How will you help if your readers can’t find you?
The internet is with a shocking 1 billion (and more) websites .Do you want to leave it to chance,that your readers will find you.
Even if you have the whole day to spend on Facebook, do you want to?
What about blogging being fun?
What happens when you are travelling?
When there are festivals,can you tweet and pin throughout the day?
What about poor internet connectivity?
Maybe your server has some work being done.
If you can’t automate it .You are a slave to it.That’s the harsh truth!
If you are not an e-commerce giant or don’t have a blogging Godfather, it’s unlikely that you are willing to spend money on ads just yet.
Now we have a problem!
Your wants :
- You want people to find and read what you write (totally change their lives)
- Don’t want to spend money on ads and VA’s?
- Don’t have hours to spend on social media.
But you want to become wildly successful .
Yes that’s what I want too. That’s why I have read every social media hacks I could over the past 2 years.Since I really hate repeatedly doing the same activity(except reading Enid Blyton and Agatha Christie) ,I love automation tools.
If you are a mom you are already an expert on the impossible.
If not,maybe the following tools could help you.
Great tool to schedule your blog posts by date and time.
Plus it is linked to all the primary social channels.
Con:The free plan is a tad limited.
This is buffer on jet fuel.
Create a content library of all your post links.
Don’t tick the box saying schedule till.
This will go on.New readers will find your awesome content.The best part.Once a post is tweeted /posted,it is automatically sent to the end of the queueand will only be posted after all the others.
Easy to set up and you just update the library.
Con:Right now only 2 social channels integrated twitter and Facebook.
What IFTT can do ?
It can basically loop all your social media posts to make your life easier.
Check this post out.
The recipes I use:
- Instagram pics post to facebook and twitter.
- Tweets with specific hashtags to be collected in a seperate google spreadsheet.
- Make a spreadsheet of posts saved in pocket
- Backup starred Gmail automatically to Evernote
Can anyone stop talking about this tool?
I save links,whole articles,images bills,my Lybrate answers,blog post drafts and ideas everything here.
The best part you can share a link to your doc over Gmail.
5)Google Drive. Back up everything.Use IFTT recipes to sync your tweets and social posts to Google spreadsheets.
Can be synced across devices .Plus you can share documents .You can make seperate folders for different things.Access them anywhere .
Quickly make PDF E-books as content upgrades to your posts.
Make the #blogchatter community a part of your social media campaign and watch how your blog stats change.
I first started taking part in blogging challenges in July 2016.
My Alexa rank, social media followers changed drastically after the # MyFriend Alexa campaign.
Pinterest and Stumbleupon are some of my favourite social media sites.I don’t use automation here.Since I enjoy the activity.Who doesn’t like”researching “on Pinterest.
Also stumbleupon is temperamental and I haven’t found reliable tips to automate it.
What are your favourite tips for automating social media?
Comment below to let me know.
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Originally posted 2016-10-14 17:31:42.