I decided when I let go of The Crafty Side Of Sarcasm I was going to start Namaste & Eat Cupcakes, I also decided I was going to take it in an entirely different direction. I love interacting with other bloggers, sharing recipes, & life stories. I’ve wanted to be a freelance writer for awhile now. I’m hoping this blog will help me out along the way. I’m really excited for the adventure ahead.
I’ve learned a lot through researching and I always knew social media was one of the biggest thing for a freelancer and blogger, we’ll that and content. I used social media in the past but I wanted accurate information that would help me. I’ve sat at my computer for hours digging for all of the information I can find.
Since starting Namaste & Eat Cupcakes I’ve implemented what I’ve found and learned so far and the tips & tricks I’ve picked up have helped me tremendously. I’m sharing them with you today and hope they help. If your a veteran blogger you’ll probably laugh at this because you’ve probably got it down to a science. I’d love more than anything to be able to quit my day job to blog and freelance full time, but that’s not in the cards for me right now.
Connect – it’s so much fun connecting with other bloggers and people who comment on your posts. It also makes you feel like your not just talking to yourself.
Social Media – work every platform that you have. Post multiple times a day on each of these platforms. Don’t spam your platforms and make each interaction different but with the same content. If that makes sense. Don’t cut and paste the same thing into 4 or 5 different groups. You can use apps like Hootsuit to schedule tweets & Facebook posts.
Hashtags – use them but do not spam them. If you share an article about writing don’t use a hashtag that has nothing to do with what your sharing. Also pay attention to the hashtags that help get your article read. There are a lot of blogger hashtags out there as well.
Photos & Graphics – everyone loves to look at pretty photos and graphics. If you can share one on each article you publish. I’ve noticed it helps draw in attention and it’s also helpful when sharing the article to Pinterest. Keep your photo or graphic relevant to your article, if your sharing about trees in the forest I wouldn’t use a photo of a highway. Don’t use a copyrighted photo! There are plenty of sites that offer photos like sites here, here, & here.
I hope you’ve found this helpful. If you have anything to add that I missed or that I don’t know about yet, please leave it in the comments!