A lot of people might say being active on the Internet is unsociable. We say, make it social.
The Web is a big place. Not only do you want to be noticed but it would be pretty fabulous to be remembered as well. The best way to do that is to socialize. Make your mark. Become active on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and the like.
Join groups. All of these social media outlets have groups of bloggers within your niche that want what you want – questions answered, an outlet to vent, or just a bit of support. Joining these groups gives you a chance to expand your knowledge and get your name out there by contributing to blog roundups, blog rolls, trading guest posts or doing link exchanges.
Comment. Blog hop and leave a fabulous comment on a few of your favorite blogs. On most comment forms there is a space to put your website (or, even better, the popular widget CommentLuv). Make sure your comment is legit and not just something like “nice pic visit my page,” which a lot of bloggers find rude.
Engage. Your fans have clicked ‘like’ or ‘follow’ because they want to keep up to date on your latest and greatest! Don’t just flood your feed with your posts. Throw out a comment or a question. Respond a few times and get involved!
Be a resource. Post about what you know and give facts. Get creative with a fun phrase or picture to prompt your followers to share the post or retweet, promoting more visibility. Remember that your readers can also be a resource! Get a conversation going about something you’re interested in or want to know more about.
Keep it professional. Of course you’re going to get a few comments that you’re not going to like. The best thing to do is kill them with kindness and keep the conversation constructive. Divert attention away from the negative and replace it with a positive.
What are some of your favorite ways to interact?