Whenever I say “I’ve been thinking…” to Cycling Papa he internally groans, rolls his eyes and shudders all at the same time (it really is kinda neat to watch). But…I’ve been thinking…Do you Tweet your blog posts? I was glancing through Twitter this morning and most of what’s up there is all just links to peoples posts. I have never really thought about doing that. It kind of seems pushy to me and I am the definite opposite of pushy. Usually.
Do you get more traffic if you Tweet your posts? And is ‘Tweet’ the correct word? I’m not really a Twitter person though I joined and occasionally throw something up there. I never really understood Facebook and the purpose of it and now I’m feeling just the same way about Twitter. I don’t really get it.
I see a lot of people linking to their blogs on Facebook too. Under my profile I do have a link to my blog but I don’t post my blog on Facebook. This is due to the debate when I first joined Facebook about Facebook owning your content if you loaded it to their servers. Which I wanted no part of. I’m not really sure how that all ended up I got tired of following it.
I’m not really looking to ‘pimp’ my blog per se but I’m wondering if I’m just not using the services at my disposal correctly.
I also have a LinkedIn account because I wrote a guide for a website and the owner sent me an invite. Cycling Papa has encouraged me to find other writers that way and to connect with a writer I took a class from, Katie Macalister. Her agent was featured in this months RWA magazine (Romance Writers of America). If they say it’s all about who you know…I looked her up and she’s on there but I hesitated to send out the ‘invite’ to be linked. I took a class from her but I don’t ‘know’ her. I’m certain she’d remember me as I was the only person in Germany in the class. But is it rude to use that itty bitty connection to further myself?
See I’m just not pushy at all.
A couple of questions: Do you either Facebook link your blog and/or Twitter link your blog? Have you seen a significant rise in traffic because of it? Does anyone know if Facebook does own your content if it is published on their site? Are you using LinkedIn for professional connections and how do you like it?