Blogger Advice: Social Media Etiquette while Blog Hopping

Posted September 1, 2016 by Jamie in Blogger Advice // 4 Comments

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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.

Goodreads (July 21) | Instagram (July 28) | Blog Hopping (Today) | Twitter (Next Week)

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.

Meaningful Comments

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

Arguments

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.

And that’s it! Do you have any other tips and tricks for how to best Blog Hop? Leave a comment below!

About Jamie

Jamie lives over the ocean in a small town in Canada. She is a perpetual people pleaser, thus she took up a career path in Human Resources. She moonlights as a book blogger and catches up on Netflix shows when she is laying in bed wishing she could sleep.

She's been blogging at Books and Ladders since May 2015 and co-blogging at Queen of the Bookshelves since August 2015. Since Jamie can't ever really say no to a book, she reads all varieties of Science Fiction and Fantasy, YA Contemporary, YA Historical Fiction, and YA Fairy Tale/Mythology Retellings.

4 responses to “Blogger Advice: Social Media Etiquette while Blog Hopping

  1. The meaningful comments thing is so true Jamie. I’ve had comments saying “great content. I’m a new blogger. Please follow back” and then a day later if I don’t follow they’ll unfollow. It’s so insulting.

  2. Molly's Book Nook

    I agree with this.I mean, I started a blog so I could chat with people! So yes, I love comments, especially meaningful ones. Also, I wish more people linked back! I use Disqus, so I realize its harder to link back, but sometimes the bloggers link won’t even be in their Disqus profile and it makes me sad! I want to be able to check out their blog 🙁

    Molly @ Molly’s Book Nook

  3. That it’s very interesting! I think people who read a blog-post should always try to comment as if you’re telling the blogger “Hey dude, I just read this and I think *insert a good thought*”.
    Everybody puts a lot of him/herself in a blogpost and it just made me sad when I’ve got post without likes or comments.. I’m like>> so, nobody has read this? I mean it’s pretty sad.
    I don’t know if I’ve been able to express myself correctly.. I’m on a fever and english is not my first language LOL. So, sorry if my reply is so confused xD

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