Discussion in 'Social Media Tips / Tricks / Tools' started by mneylon, Sep 11, 2016.
Do you schedule tweets or post them all manually?
I should start scheduling tweets. I have my blog posts scheduled up until December at this point.
Wow! That's impressive - what kind of posts do you have going out? Timeless pieces?
They are posts about places and events I been too and some reviews. I probably should have the event stuff out the next day, but, I was thinking that this would give attention to an event when it may have slipped from peoples memory. Between the end of this month and early December, I will only be home for a month in total, so I wanted to make sure the blog was covered when I was away.
A bit of both. Tweets highlighting blog posts typically get scheduled.
That's really impressive! I don't think I could imagine doing that
Yes indeed, I couldn't contemplate doing it manually!
Twitter is so fast moving that it's a great medium to repost old content frequently, too.
How often do you tweet links to old content? As in, with what frequency?
Twice a day I tweet a random post. I use Storybench's Autotweeter which uses a google sheet to select a random tweet to post. It's free but there is a bit of a setup, all details are in the link.
If I could get something similar for Facebook I'd be sorted
Buffer - A Smarter Way to Share on Social Media works pretty well for multiple social networks
Yep. I use Buffer for sharing relevant content from other sources. So most days my twitter & FB accounts will get two relevant stories from other sources, two shares of old content from my site and a motivational/inspirational quote that I create on Canva.
I may also share other stuff that I find interesting or interact with followers in an ad hoc manner, mostly on twitter as I have a lot more followers on it.
Original quotes from yourself or just original graphics?
Do people interact more with them as graphics?
Famous quotes and royalty free graphics. I have a page called Inspiration where I put them all on my website. They're nothing ground-breaking but I try to put the quote with a somewhat relevant image rather than a blank background or random nature shot. Some are funny, some motivate, some make you think. They don't bring in a lot of traffic but they do get some interaction and I view it as a way of advertising my brand.
I haven't tried quotes without graphics but research suggests that visuals get a lot more interaction.
This page I assume? http://brainspongeblog.com/inspiration/
Do they drive any traffic back to the site?
Personally I've always enjoyed the demotivators Demotivators® - The World’s Best Demotivational Posters
That's the page alright! I just did a quick check and this year it has accounted for 1% of traffic so it's not huge!! Still, it satisfies my creative side and gives me something pretty to promote. They tend to get relatively good interaction so it helps for my klout score if nothing else
Those Demotivators are good alright. I've been trying to look for quotes that are a bit more funny/cynical and would tend to make you think as well as chuckle. My current favourite is by Ernest Becker who said "We are gods, with anuses." I think that sums up humanity pretty succinctly
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