Social media has become one of the largest worldwide fascinations of this generation. It has taken communication and interaction to a new level. People who are not using the internet for communication purposes are considered old and outdated. The new way of reaching people is through social sites. Examples of these are Facebook, Twitter, Blogs, among many others all found online.
Technology has changed the way in which people communicate by introducing the aspect of social media. The idea of social sites is to bridge the gap that exists among people of the world. Communication has been coming faster, easier and less expensive to people. It is simple at the touch of a button that people can send and receive messages from all parts of the world. This has also been described as social networking.
In order to use it however, you must understand it. Social networking is found in many sites and has its own jargon as well as communicating techniques. You will often hear words like 'tweet' or 'poke'. These signify something different in the relevant social sites that they originate from. At first, it may seem hard to use, but with time it gets easier and sometimes even addictive.
People using the sites are always intent on finding out what they will update on their pages next. It ends up being more of a competition on what who will say what. The craze goes on even away from internet life with people talking about their pages and updates off the internet.It is there necessary to learn how to keep people interested especially when blogging.
Blogging is a different kind of social site. It can be equated to a journal where people get to find out about a person. The following are tips on how to keep your blog attractive to others.
· Using the trends on other social sites
If you are blogging, it would also be good for you to be on other social sites. Facebook and Twitter are good examples. They may appear as places for chatting only but they can prove to have many other advantages as well. First, these social sites have many followers. This gives you the opportunity to see what most people are interested in and help you choose a topic to blog about. Facebook for instance gives you the option to say what you like and dislike.
People will also express themselves and talk openly about issues that are current.If you follow their information then you will be able to keep your blog up to date and as relevant as possible with whatever else people may be talking about.
· Test your ideas
Social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook are good for testing any of your ideas. Sometimes, it may be risky putting new things on your blog. It can be incredibly difficult to predict people's response to some information. However, there is a way to do so by using social networking sites. Try to 'Update' your idea or 'Tweet' it first. Try not to express all the information you want to put on your blog topic rather just bits of it. Afterwards, gauge people's response to it. Take time to view both negative as well as positive comments from the responses you get. Among the ways you can do this is also by directly asking your social networking followers what they think of an idea .. This is an assured way to maintain your blog and keep it updated with attractive information.
· Increasing your followers
All of these social networking sites give you the option of adding new friends and meeting new people. When you run a blog, it is stimulating to see people following your page. Facebook and other social sites can be useful in finding people who would share mutual interest with you and be part of your blog. These people would be the best to try your blog topics on and evaluate their reactions.
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Julia S Ward