So you’ve started a blog and now you want to start using social media but don’t know where to start. Here are my 3 favorite social media outlets and how I use them to stay connected to friends+readers, find inspiration, meet new people, and promote my blog!
Twitter>> Make your way through the hash-tags, retweets, and abbreviations and you will be hooked, promise! I love how easy it is to stay connected to other sewists+bloggers+designers in such a “real-time” playing field. When using Twitter it’s all about being involved – so engage yourself, don’t be afraid to “meet” new people, and even take part in twitter chats! Did you know there are several great apps+free downloads that make your tweeting (and other social media accounts) a little easier? I personally like to use Hootsuite, but Tweetdeck is another great option (and it’s free!).
Instagram>> If you aren’t already on Instagram, you need to be! Instagram is a photo based social media app that is now available on both Apple and Android powered devices. It rocks and it’s super easy to use! Snap a picture using your mobile (or iPad, iPod, etc.) device, edit your picture using the selection of fun tools (filters+borders+etc.) and upload it to your Instagram profile – which by the way can be (and usually is) connected to your Twitter account/name. Just like Twitter, you can use hashtags (#) and tags (@) to connect with your friends+readers!
Just like with blogging, social media is all about being yourself! Post about what interests you – maybe it’s a new project, a great fabric find, or what’s for dinner – just keep it real!
What are your favorite social media and why?