Social media is one of the best ways to grow your blog and connect with your readers + other bloggers. But like with a lot of things in life, there are times where using social media can feel a bit like a chore, especially if you have been using it for a while. Today I thought I’d share some tips on how to use social media to grow your blog while still enjoying using it!
Using social media for your blog is another added step into your blogging routine. Pick the time of day that works best for you and post on social media. If you want to go on more times throughout the day but for shorter periods of time, make that a part of your schedule. For example, you can go Instagram in the morning after getting ready, and then post in the evening. It really is all about finding what time(s) of the day work best with your life!
The one thing that is sure to make you not enjoy using social media is when you force yourself to be on it or post. Don’t force it and on days where you just don’t feel like being on- don’t go on! It’s okay to take a break for a day or two and it will leave you feeling refreshed and more excited to go back on.
It is important to post pretty regularly on social media, although it’s not mandatory. But there is nothing worse than having a busy day and feeling stressed because you have to post. So on days where you know you will be busy, work that into your schedule and take a day off social media. What I personally like to do is: I take one day off from posting on Instagram a week. And whatever day I know I’ll be going out to dinner with my family is the day I take off! This way I don’t have to rush to post and interact right before leaving the house.
The thing that makes social media the most enjoyable is posting photos and content that you love and enjoy creating. There will be times where you hit a creative roadblock and that’s okay. Just focus less on all the numbers side of it and more on creating good content that you enjoy!
And those are some tips for enjoying social media while using it to grow your blog! Life’s too short to do something you don’t enjoy, so just have fun and create what you love!
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I’m Kara Callahan, a 22 year old blogger with a camera in one hand and a book in the other. This is my lifestyle blog where I share life’s simple moments, tips + inspiration, slow living, blogging tips, travel photo diaries, book recommendations, and more with a few outfits in between. I hope you get some inspiration and happy reading!