Social Media for Bloggers

  • Quick Tip: Add Inline Tweets to Your WordPress Posts

    By Jennifer Mattern on May 12, 2015
    Have you seen bloggers feature tweetable quotes in their posts? If they're using one of the more popular plugins, they probably look like pull quotes. Unfortunately there isn't much variation in design, and blogs using this feature have all started having their tweetable quotes look alike. That's why I previously showed you how you can add your own tweetable quotes, without a […]
  • The Best and Worst Times to Post on Social Networks

    By Jennifer Mattern on May 2, 2015
    For this week's short share we have an interesting one on timing your social media updates from What do you think? Obviously the actual best times to post on social networks won't be the same for everyone because of community and niche differences. But how close does your experience come to these recommended times? I've done the most testing […]
  • Weekend Reading: Pinterest for Writers

    By Jennifer Mattern on March 22, 2015
    While it might sound strange, one of the best social networks for writers might also be the most visually oriented. Yes, I'm talking about Pinterest. Even though Pinterest doesn't revolve around your writing itself, it offers a lot of opportunities bloggers and authors, in particular, shouldn't pass up. So in this week's "weekend reading" roundup, let's take a look at a few […]
  • Quick Tip: Mute Twitter Accounts to Cut Back on Social Media Noise

    By Jennifer Mattern on September 3, 2014
    Do you wish you could spend more time using social media to connect with colleagues, clients, or readers? Do you ever feel like trying is almost a waste of time because of all the noise? If so, here's a simple solution for you on Twitter. Use the "Mute" feature. Why Mute Twitter Accounts? Twitter gives you a few different options […]
  • Bloggers: Get More Twitter Mentions and Followers with This Quick Tip

    By Jennifer Mattern on August 12, 2014
    Whether you're a professional blogger or you simply have a blog attached to your freelance writer or author website, chances are good you have social media sharing buttons attached to each post. And if not, you should. They're simple tools that allow your readers to easily spread the word about your posts. Yet I see bloggers make a common mistake […]
  • Tuesday Quick Tips: Change Your Twitter Handle Without Losing Followers

    By Jennifer Mattern on June 3, 2014
    Today I'm kicking off a new weekly post series: Tuesday Quick Tips. Each Tuesday moving forward I'll publish a short post with a simple tutorial, generally covering a common question or something you can do in just a few minutes. Let's start by talking about Twitter. If you follow me on Twitter you might have noticed that I recently changed […]
  • How to Add Custom Tweetable Quotes to Your Blog Posts (Without a Plugin)

    By Jennifer Mattern on April 14, 2014
    Have you ever seen custom quotes in a blog post with a "tweet this" link? It's cool, right? Instead of focusing your Twitter links on your blog post title, you can have several tweets with unique content for each of your posts. And by highlighting your best quotes, you increase your chance that readers will share your posts. Here's an […]
  • 5 Free Sets of Sexy Social Media Icons For Your Blog

    By Jennifer Mattern on November 12, 2013
    Whether you maintain a blog as a way to market your freelance writing services, as a way to maintain an author presence, or as its own business model, tying your blog to your larger social media presence is vital. That includes giving blog readers the opportunity to share your posts on their favorite social networks. And it involves telling readers […]
  • How Writing is Central to Your Blog’s Social Media Success

    By Jennifer Mattern on January 22, 2013
    Social media marketing is a great way to promote your blog. And when you think about social media, you might think of networking and community as the most important aspects. If so, you would be right. That said, good writers will always have an edge in professional social networking and social media marketing. That's because so much of social media […]