Social Media Rants for New Bloggers!

Social Media Rants for New Bloggers

What we’re all thinking as new bloggers.

I’m sure I’m not alone in my frustration when it comes to social media for new bloggers.

I have shared my business page, At Home Feelin’ everywhere I can think of, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.  I have joined many blogging groups and followed all the threads, adding my page to the specific thread of the day. I’ve added my new posts to the daily posts threads for specific things, liking getting others to follow you or subscribe to your blog.

Now to be very clear, I don’t mind this. Actually I love this! I also love finding blogs to follow as I’m sharing my own. Somewhere out there is someone who is really going to like my blog post for real. I know someone may like it so much they actually share it with their friends or subscribe to it. See this is not the problem, I don’t mind doing the work to get my blog noticed.

The problem or problems I have is what others are doing to get likes or to get people to subscribe or follow them. Here is a small list of my social media rants:

  • Liking the comment, but not liking the page.
  • Liking the page then un-liking an hour, day, or week later, just to get likes for yourself.
  • Saying you followed on Twitter or Pinterest, but didn’t really do it.
  • Saying you subscribed, but didn’t really or never confirming that “subscribe”, just to get subscribers of your own.

As a new blogger, it is hard enough to get noticed without someone giving us an “up”, then a big “down” when we realize our likes went back down or we really don’t have any new subscribers, etc.

If you are a developed blogger, remember, you were once where us new bloggers, are today.

So here are my personal thoughts and opinions:

  • Don’t like a page just to get a like for your own if your going to un-like it in the very near future.
  • Don’t like a page if you don’t really like it or have an interest in it.
  • Take the extra minute to like a comment on a post of interest to you.
  • Find your niche and try to follow and share back and forth for each other to help you all get noticed by others friends.
  • Re-pin from your follows on Pinterest, it helps get them seen.
  • Don’t subscribe to their blog if you don’t really like their “thing”, this isn’t going to get them page views because let’s face it, your never going to look at it again.

Blogging Groups on Facebook

There are a ton of blogging groups on Facebook, I quickly learned. I also learned that not very many actually “work” with you. What I mean is, I have seen hundreds of posts shared in some of the groups without even 1 like or comment. So, how is this helping you? It’s not. Why waste your time? Find groups of your own niche where the subscribers actually like what you are sharing.

I have found a few groups that I love and you will too. Just a word of advice, if you join a group and your not getting or giving anything from it or too it, let it go and find one that you can actually interact with.

*Please do not take offense to this post, as I don’t mean everyone does this. These are just some things that have been happening to me and it gets frustrating for a new blogger.

Anyone else have social media rants? Leave a comment and let me know your thoughts.

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  • I do believe there is a lack of professionalism and common courtesy among many bloggers. I’ve experienced the same issues countless times. I now have one or two groups that I rely on for mutual support from fellow bloggers, and any other groups I am in are just used to look for information that might help me as a new blogger and to assist other newbies with what little I have learned thus far. I don’t understand anybody joining a “community” group with a mindset of “every man for himself.” I think their lack of consideration and respect for others will eventually catch up to them, when their fellow bloggers refuse to promote them or work with them. I believe the best way for any of us to truly succeed is to work together and share in our victories. ☺

    • And you Kelley, have been true to your word about liking, sharing, commenting, helping, etc. If everyone could be like us we may all be successful with our blogging. I guess we just keep doing what we are doing and eventually we will get noticed for giving not just taking. I’m right there with ya! I think part of my problem is I like to post about so many different things it’s hard for me to find my niche, so I’ll keep on keepin’ on. lol

  • I couldn’t agree more! I hate when there are these LIKE FOR LIKE chains and you HAVE TO comment and blah blah. So not genuine! I feel that if people are INTERESTED in my blog and what I have to say… Then feel free to comment, but I would never get mad if some people didn’t comment… Maybe I am just not their cup of tea, right?!

    • Exactly my thought! I want followers that actually want to come back again and again. I want them to truly like what I share. Glad I’m not the only one with this train of thought. 🙂