This week I have been thinking about how important sharing is within social media. Anyone who is writing, designing, producing videos or any type of content wants to share it throughout social media.
What are a few ways that you can do this?
Share with your own social media accounts through Twitter, Facebook, StumbleUpon, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Google+ etc. No one expects you to master all these different platforms, pick a few and do your best to be consistent with your presence.
Join Triberr and expand your social reach.
The best way is to build a social network of friends that will share your information with their followers as well. Does this happen overnight? No, it is part of the process of being involved in social media. Just like making friends in the real world, it takes time and effort.
With sharing comes the responsibility of reciprocity. If someone is sharing your materials, you should share theirs as well. You need to decide if your friends content is something that you would share with your followers. Some people like to only send things that are directly related to their own main social media message, others like to mix it up a bit.
There are some folks who ask others to share (via direct message on Twitter or otherwise) and this practice is great when you have that agreement with someone. However, it is considered rude to DM someone you don't know very well and send your post to share. These fair weather “friends” only contact you when they want you to share their posts. This is a personal choice, but I would recommend against it.
There are no cut and tried rules for blogging or social media (thank goodness for that), create your own blend of activities and enjoy! Within the social media realm are people of all different levels of experience from brand new to those with a hundred thousand (or more) followers, learning from one another and sharing our experiences helps create a richer environment for everyone.
I would love to YOUR suggestions for sharing and how you get your blog out there into the socialsphere. How is your content spread?