I interact on some of the most important social media platforms out there (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google Plus, Pinterest). I make sure my posts go up on these networks when they’re published and I’m make certain to expose my writing to as many people as possible.
I reply to comments. I may not always get a chance to reply to every comment that very day, but I do reply, even if I am a few days late. Community is the number one most important aspect of blogging for me. I write for the community, for the relationships and the friendships formed through this little outlet I’ve got going on.
I spotlight other bloggers. I do a weekly list of posts I love highlighting new and different bloggers every week. I work to make sure that new and up-and-coming bloggers are exposed and introduced to wider audiences. I join memes, allow others to Guest Post for me and I guest post for others.
“Socialization” wise, I’m pretty good. I think.
But I struggle with the sponsorships. The advertisements. The getting someone to want to post their buttons and banners on my blog. It’s not even about the money. Really. I even went as far as to offer swaps and exchange sponsorship to highlight new businesses and bloggers.
But it just doesn’t WORK for me.
I see bloggers whose audience is the same size as mine, with the same general readership stats, and they have tons of sponsors. It just doesn’t seem to work for me at all.
What am I doing wrong? I’ve offered discounted prices, I do big write-ups and sponsor spotlight‘s.
Fill me in, blogging gurus. Cause this mama is lost!
Prompt: Advice for me – Tell us about something blog or social media-related that you see as a strength of yours, as well as an area that you could improve upon.