One Reason Your Posts Arenât Getting Any Comments
By Stanford Smith on Social Media Today
We often make the same mistake on our blogs. And itâs
the one reason why many blogs fail to get comments.
People can compare, relate, and find connections with
emotion and intent. Your readers can relate to happiness,
regret, surprise, and wonder. They canât relate to labels,
abstract concepts, and clever sound bites.
*This is where that venerated or over used piece of writing
advice can come in: Show donât tell. And this is what
happens in share mode, when you share youâre there.
Youâre remembering the moment which means you are
no longer in tell mode, youâre in the story and all the sights,
sounds, smells, and things said are more vibrant and a part
of your sharing as are your emotions. So when you post
online remember to get into a different frame of mind,
take us there and share how you feel.
Strategic Tweeting: Fewer Hashtags And Tweeting
When People Are Busiest [STUDY]
By Lauren Dugan on All Twitter
Lauren tells us:
One of the reportâs findings was that tweeting when people
are busy will get your brand more engagement. Tweets sent
between 8AM and 7PM received 30 percent more engagement
than tweets posted outside that timeframe. And interestingly,
Buddy Mediaâs earlier report on Facebook engagement showed
*They say timing is everything. But be sure that you know
your audience in particular. If they are nocturnal beings you
need to take that into consideration when you tweet.
To Hash or Not to Hash? A Decision-Making Guide
By Courtney Hunt on Social Media Today
The fundamental point of the flowchart is to help people
avoid adding unnecessary, gratuitous, and potentially
spammy #s to their tweets. Theyâre less critical than many
people assume, and using them inappropriately can actually
detract from a tweet rather than enhance it.
*Great flow chart! Remember when people search on
Twitter for a topic, both the word by itself and with a
hashtag will show up in their search.
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