Getting a blog is a good step in the right direction if you're looking for a way to dive into social media. After all, conversations are the essence of what it is about. However, you can do much more after you've started your blog. Think of your blog as a hub linking community media activities and would like to encourage visitors to talk to you as much as possible. Here are some ideas you can run with:
Social Badges, Buttons, and Buttons (oh my!): Why do not you promote the attention of your readers to your social presence? There are several different ways to do this:
Facebook recently introduced Fan Boxes for those who used Fan Pages. They allow site administrators to include the latest activity on their site within their site or blog. If you do not have a Fan page and need to inform people about your personal Facebook profile, you can also add a badge to your Facebook site. Use the "Create a Profile Badge" link at the bottom of your image.
Facebook Connect is another option – a tool that allows software, web pages, mobile devices and many more applications through Facebook and sends information to them.
Do you want to encourage readers to follow you on Twitter? A simple Google search shows that there are many different badges for your site. Twittercounter.com also has a favorite – the "big bird button" shows an elegant design of its followers
Finally, Google Friend Connect and MyBlogLog are two online services that allow web users to interact with their friends on different websites . These free services help the community of blogs and blog authors.
Sending Buttons: If you use WordPress's blog platform, a wonderful snap-in is "Sociable." This adds a series of buttons to the bottom of your posts for various social networking sites and tools, such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Digg, StumbleUpon, and more. So readers can easily send content as a bookmark, vote, and share
If you're not a WordPress user, ShareThis or AddThis buttons are a great alternative.
Share-friendly content: ] It is understood that you want to add content to the blog that gives many readers value. This is what builds your subscriber base and ultimately determines your success. Some content can be "shared" as others.
An example is that people just love lists. "Top 10 tips for …." "7 Ways to …." – you get the idea. Consider adding these entries to the mix because readers can share them better.
It is worth mentioning the titles as well. Keep in mind what an awareness is about when you write the title of a blog post. People are more likely not only to read, but to share with others and share people with them.
Nowadays people expect to be able to contact you when they visit your site. Make them extremely simple and return more!
Source by Christine Gallagher