Why Social Media Etiquette is Important…
Branding is extremely important when you are presenting yourself online. How you act on your social media accounts will determine how people view you — and subsequently your blog. While all publicity is good publicity if it is intelligent, it is important to ensure that what you are conveying on social media is the way you want others to perceive you. There are many social media websites and using them all is important, especially using them correctly. We will be doing a series of these Social Media Etiquette posts to help bloggers realize what their downfalls might be when interacting on social media websites. Today’s post is going to focus on Instagram, the picture sharing website where people look at books, dogs and filter their lives to look better.
Blog Hopping: Spreading the Comment Love
Everyone loves getting comments on their blog and their blog posts. While it does take a lot of time to do so, it is an important part of keeping in touch with people and their blogs. One of the best ways to keep track of blogs and to go on a comment spree is to use Bloglovin’. This will keep track of all the blogs you love and you can easily go from blog to blog to comment on recent posts.
It is one thing to leave a comment, but it is much better to leave a meaningful comment. Even if you skimmed the blog post, highlight one key thing about that post and talk about it. You don’t have to write paragraphs, but ensure that the blogger knows that you read their post. As a blogger, you know how much time goes into each and every post, so don’t half ass the comment you write on someone’s blog.
Link Back to Yourself
If you want a comment back, make sure that you add your blog link so the blogger can find your blog! As well, by commenting and leaving a link to your blog, other people may click through to your blog to see what you’re all about. This is where it is extremely important
This is for both the commenter and the blogger, but do not get into arguments in the comments. There is always room for healthy discussion, but when it starts to turn toxic or mean, let it drop. It is so easy to forget that there are people behind the screen reading the comments you leave on their post. However, personally attacking someone is never okay.
If you do not agree with the person’s opinion, it is okay to tell them why, but do not tell them they are “stupid” or “crazy” for liking or disliking a book that you like or dislike. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion unless it is hurting someone personally.