Maintaining your social media profiles ensures that the face you put forward is your best, and most up-to-date. When others come across your social media profiles, they will rather promptly determine whether or not you are worth their time. Encourage new readers and audience members by keeping a pristine social media presence.
Lately I’ve been mentioning a number of ways you can save time when it comes to creating, organizing and publishing content for your blog. Now I’d like to mention a few ways in which you can utilize your new found downtime to manage your social media presence. In an era where you’re held accountable for your online actions and content, it’s difficult to escape regret. Whether you’re aiming for a more mature audience or you would simply like to make the best first impression, you can benefit from some regular social media cleaning.
Here are a few relatively minor tasks you can do if you have a few extra minutes. Completing a task or so every month or so can keep your social media profiles in top condition.
Unfollow Unnecessary Twitter Accounts
It’s easier than ever to get followers and follow other users on Twitter. After a while, it may seem like an unrewarding endeavor. Trim the Twitter fat to get rid of the spam content and unwanted updates so you can better focus on the relationships that will benefit you and your blog. Go through the Twitter users you’re following and see which ones are unecessary. Don’t feel badly about unfollowing another user–it’s not as personal of an action anymore.
Update Your Facebook Privacy Settings
Update your Facebook Groups
Keeping separate lives on Facebook is common practice these days. A profile for your personal life, another for your business colleagues and yet another for your own blog may be three types of lives your juggling. Whether you’re pulling this off with one or several Facebook accounts, creating Groups is a great way to manage the content your friends have access to.
Particularly important for those that are using one account for multiple purposes, creating and managing groups is becoming a necessity. Take a few minutes to update your Facebook Groups. Add and remove individual friends as you deem necessary. Think about the relationships your friends have with each other, or with additional people outside of your immediate network to ensure that you’re assigning friends to their proper Groups.
Mature Your Content
If you find yourself older and wiser than you were a couple of years ago or a couple of weeks ago, reflect these changes in your social media profiles. Photos, updates and notes that may have seemed like a great idea at the time may not be so great anymore. Untag yourself in unwanted photos from others, and remove your own content that you’ve grown beyond. With certain networks such as Facebook, some reassignment via Groups and privacy settings will allow you to limit or grant access to more personal information, if you’re not entirely ready to delete those party pictures all together.
Update Third Party Apps
Using third party applications makes your job as a blogger a whole lot easier, espeically if you use apps to help streamline the time spent managing your social media profiles. For your social media cleansing, it’s important to update these third party applications as well. Make sure that your passwords are up to date, so that they are still in sync with your main social media accounts.
Make any other changes necessary; perhaps you no longer want to auto-follow new Twitter users that follow you. This is also a good time to file away the account info for the third party app itself–keep an email or document with a list of all the third party apps you use so that the next time you find a few minutes to update your settings, you’ll have all the websites at hand.
Go Through Shared Bookmarks
You bookmarked them for a reason. Take some time to go back through your bookmarks to see why you shared them in the first place. Delete any unnecessary bookmarks, or move them to a private folder or account. Depending on the type of shared bookmarking service, you can also use this time to manage some of your friendships on the site. See what new sharing options you have, add and remove friends as necessary and send a few personalized messages to maintain correspondence with others. These people in particular can help you spread your blog content through shared bookmarking services and other social media sites.
Go Through Recommended Content
Depending on the service, many networks have content that can be shared and recommended to you by others. While this is something we’d ideally like to do on a daily basis, it may not always top our priority lists. If you find yourself with some down time, go through this recommended content so you can respond to other users accordingly. Maintaining this correspondence will help your social media presence in the end.
Reply to Comments
As implied above, correspondence with others is vital to your social media survival. It is social, after all. For your blog in particular, replying to comments is important. Taking some time to go through comments, reply individually and connect with others beyond your blog can really boost your readership and support from existing readers. Replying to comments on other social media profiles has a similar effect, and can be accomplished relatively quickly if you break up the associated tasks.
Tweak Your Profiles
Something that may take a little more time but is still a necessity is redoing your profiles. Even a tweak here and there can help you maintain your presence and your sanity. Update your profile picture and your basic information on one day, and your work information and favorite quotes on another day. Some networks allow you to change your privacy settings around particular profile information. These privacy settings would be good to check out as well.
Update About Me
Similar to redoing your profile, updating your About Me section is important as well. I’m speaking primarily of your blog, but updating your About Me sections across all your social media profiles is also helpful. Have you accomplished anything recently that you’d like to add to the About Me section? Perhaps you’d just like to tweak the wording of a particular sentence, or change a link you’ve included here.
What Is Your Blog Post Publishing Frequency and Why?
From time to time, assess how frequently you publish blog posts. Ask yourself why? Sit. Wait for an honest answer.
I publish 4-5 blog posts daily. Sometimes I publish 6 posts. Why? I share oodles of helpful videos, podcasts and articles but on a deeper level, I intend to get my 124 eBooks in a billion hands or more. Yes; I wrote and self-published 124 bite-sized eBooks. Publishing 6 posts daily allows me to promote 6 different eBooks daily on my blog. I also publish 3 or more guest posts daily to share value and promote my eBooks in more spots. Note; that is 3 or more eBook promotions, in addition to all of my eBooks I promote on social media.
Promoting 124 eBooks daily is no joke. I needed to raise my vibe, practice writing and video and podcasting and get clear on upping my post frequency to drive traffic and business through an approach. I see my blog more as a high volume, blogging news portal, like CNN or Fox News, and less a blog for publishing weekly and leaving it at that. Hey; that is just me, though.
You may be different because all bloggers hold different intents and vibe at different frequencies. Imagine blogging once monthly. Today, you set an intent to publish 5 posts daily between videos, articles and podcasts. Seems foolish, right? Few humans make this quantum leap without putting in years of writing practice and also giving substantial attention and energy to energy management, or, mindset work. Never raise your blog post frequency from energies of fear and delusion; burnout and failure await.
But do bump up frequency if it feels fun, relaxing, prospering and generous to publish more frequently.
On the flip side, pull back on blog post frequency if your current schedule feels heavy, tiring, exhausting and overwhelming.
Only you know how frequently you post and why you post at that clip. You know the honest answer. Be straight with yourself.
Optimal Blog Post Frequency
Follow your fun and relaxation.
What feels really good and fun and relaxing, but maybe a bit uncomfortable, to you? Run with it. Daily? Awesome. Weekly? Cool. Twice daily? Great. One post, one day, and 3 posts, the following day? Why not? If readers enjoy your content they read your content, keeping up with what they can keep up with. Trust your gut.
I advise publishing at least weekly in most cases unless you publish a long form post monthly ranking well on Google, genuinely knocking folk’s socks off. Why? People forget you as you vanish from the stream for a month at a time. Blogs are news portals for your niche. News should not be published monthly. Weekly at a minimum works fine for news updates.
Making Money and Frequency
In my eBook:
I break down how you find buyers for your business online.
Pondering post frequency, money flows to frequent posters and less frequent posters. Everything money-wise depends on your clarity with receiving money and following your frequency strategy because your energy dictates your income. Feel good, and at peace, and relaxed, about your blog post frequency. Success will find you based on your money energy and life energy, independent of your blog post frequency.
Do the inner work and the outer results expand freely and easily over time.
Blogging Income Tip: How Do You Feel about Money?
As I promote my eBook:
I ponder one massive source of anxiety for most bloggers: money. Most of you grew up with money limiting beliefs. Money does not grow on trees. Money is not easy. Money is hard to get. Money is scarce. If you want money, get used to owning and facing each money fear because blogging full time requires you to work for free, generously, for a while, and no human with money fears works for free. All humans clinging to heavy money fears only work for pay. What is working for pay? Jobs. Working for someone allows you to get paid for every hour you work because being employees guarantees payment, per work, per your contract.
Guess what? Blogging is a different animal. Nobody gets paid to be an individual, business-owning blogger because blogging is a business. Business is about building something to boost skills and exposure to where your streams of income yield cash for you. Complete 180 from being an employee because you need face money fears, release fears, and proceed from a generous energy to gain skills and exposure enough to earn a full time income through your blog.
How do you feel about money? Does money feel scarce to you? Do you fear running out of money? Be honest guys. Being straight with yourself allows you to make money because before you make money through your blog, you need to face, feel and release money fears. Why? You never move into actions required to make money being burdened by the heavy fear of losing money, a yoke that saddles most of humanity.
I have noted how Gary Vaynerchuk did 2000 YouTube interviews before he began to get major media and TV coverage. He worked for free for 2000 interviews because he was not burdened by the terror of losing money, vibing abundance and generosity and trust. Most of humanity is so scared to lose all of their money that they never give one interview for free; these people work jobs to guarantee they get money for what they do work-wise, but sacrifice their fun and freedom in the process. You cannot live your dreams through blogging if you have no vision for the future and you cannot create a vision if you feel weighed down by the fear of money loss. How can you dream big dreams if you secretly feel terrified to lose it all? The fear of losing it all dominates your mind, body and actions so you will just work a job to get money and you will treat your blog casually, because your blog does not yield money, like your job.
Of course, your blog does not yield money because you vibe a poverty consciousness and poverty-vibing folks never do the generous giving – working for free, for a sustained period of time – to position themselves for success, a’la Gary Vee and his 2000 YouTube interviews. I have written and published nearly 1000 posts on Blogging Tips. Nobody paid me directly for writing and publishing these posts but the traffic and links and money I gained indirectly through these nearly 1000 posts helped me live a neat life. I began giving generously the moment I faced my money fears.
Expect to do the same if you want to live your dreams through blogging.
What Few Bloggers Understand
I live a pretty sexy life. I have circled the globe for the past eight years through blogging. Pretty cool, right?
But my blogging duties are seemingly mundane, not too sexy at all and in moments, quite boring. I genuinely love blogging. I have fun doing what I do. But I am also a human being experiencing a wide range of emotions on an hour to hour basis. Sometimes, I just want to go to sleep for a little bit because I feel tired and a bit bored with the blogging process. But if I intuitively know it is time to write a blog post I just write the blog post. In these moments, blogging feels boring and mundane and plain and not too sexy. But doing the seemingly mundane things in boring moments lays the foundation for living a spectacular dream life through blogging.
Few bloggers understand this basic fact of sometimes boring activities laying the foundation for a spectacular dream life. Most bloggers believe I do exciting, inspired and amazing things all day long to live an amazing life. This is 100% not true and nothing could be further from the fact. Blogging is fun for me most of the time but sometimes blogging feels boring. Even when blogging feels fun I am not doing anything earth-shattering or jaw-dropping anytime I write and publish blog posts and comment on blogs and promote one or all of my 100 plus ebooks. Does tapping a retweet button and sharing one of my eBooks on Twitter seem earth-shattering? Nope. Simple. East too. But few bloggers understand simple blogging activities lead to great blogging success.
Most bloggers believe you live your dreams through blogging by trying to knock the ball out of the park with viral blog posts and partnerships with the top bloggers on earth. Nope. You live your dreams by simply publishing helpful content, building friendships with top bloggers by being generous and asking for nothing, and by opening multiple streams of income from an abundant, trusting energy. Each of those steps is simple to put into action but sometimes taking each of those steps feel scary or highly uncomfortable. Nudge through the fear. Take the step. Simple, generous actions eventually lead to spectacular results because all meaningful blogging ventures begin with simple, generous actions. Do not believe top bloggers hit home runs everyday. We hit singles again and again and again and again for 10000 to 20000 hours until all those singles add up to something dazzling over the long haul.
Think in terms of tiny impressions made multiple times daily. I could have tried to write a viral guest post on this blog 3 years ago when I first published posts here. But I just chose to do a solid job writing a simple post some 900 times. Now I have written and published 900 + guest posts on this blog which means on a single blog alone I have 900 links or more, based on the ebooks of mine I link to as well. 900 + links leads up to something pretty sexy and spectacular but it was the simple, generous actions I took daily over 3 years of my life that led to the stunning long-term success. Blogging is doing simple things generously for hours daily for years of your life to build something special and meaningful.
Never believe that top bloggers hit home runs every day for a few weeks before they made it big. Anybody who makes it big does seemingly little things with love and generosity every single day over the course of years of their lives. Imagine 10000 to 20000 hours of doing simple things and you get an idea of what it takes to live a spectacular dream life through the medium of blogging.
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