Social Media and Blogging Tips from the Experts at Hootsuite

Learning from those who are doing—Vancouver bloggers came out to Hootsuite headquarters for a #YVRBloggers Hoot-up. Bloggers from different niches shared the stage with social media experts from Hootsuite to divulge their social media and blogging tips.
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Jordon Behan, who works at Hootsuite, shares 10 Blogging/Engaging Tips:

1. Be a content marketer – start with an idea or story. . .then worry about how someone is reading it. Behan says that he is only concerned about SPREADING IDEAS – and hopefully your site will be attributed properly.
2. Give! Give! Give!  – don’t just ask for the sale. Give good content, share information using the 80/20 rule.

3. Have an ask – always have a call to action!
4. Write the perfect tweet – keep it short and interesting. Try keeping the link in the middle of the content so it won’t be dropped off if RT’d.
5. Be compelling – have something interesting to say, and people will listen.
6. Be amazing at something – your writing, your photography, your videos, your humour. . .whatever your specialty is.
7. Write your blog post, then share it on twitter – then, share again!
8. Tweet often – 10 to 22 tweets a day?!
9. Reduce your time – have templates, schedule social media updates in advance, make the best use of your time. Reduce your time spent not engaging with readers in some way. Example: 1 blog post=10 tweets. Reuse/Recycle content!
10. Recycle Content – add to blog posts & update them instead of creating new posts. Let readers read 1 post instead of 20.


We’re you at the Hoot-up? What were your experiences/what did you learn?

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