Strategies To Increase Your Twitter Engagement As A Blogger

Twitter is one of the biggest social media platforms. There are 330 million monthly active users and 145 million daily active users on Twitter. With so many users, it’s pretty easy to see why businesses and brands can benefit from using the platform.

When you’re just a small blogger, the biggest question is how can you get some of those 330 million users to notice your account and engage with you.

Most bloggers head into Twitter with such enthusiasm which is great. The problem only comes when you seem to be pumping out a lot of content and no one seems to be noticing.

Building a following on any social media platform can take time and a lot of work. There are definitely strategies that can help you increase your Twitter engagement, leading to more clicks, increased brand awareness, and more conversions.

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Things To Tweet When You Need New Ideas

I spend way too much time on Twitter. I could tweet constantly and if my followers wouldn’t get annoyed then I would definitely do it.

I recently heard on my timeline that a few people don’t really know what to say on Twitter anymore. Honestly, I can’t relate.

I love tweeting and talking to people through twitter and I never run out of things to say. That is why I decided to make a list that might be able to help you think of ideas too.

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My Social Media Strategies For 2020

I realise that we are over halfway through the first month of 2020 but I feel like sharing this post will help myself and while I’m here, it might help you out too.

During 2019, I grew gradually on most of my social media accounts. I think that the only platform that didn’t grow much was Instagram as I didn’t put in much effort on that platform at all.

Don’t get me wrong, I do love Instagram for the Stories and keeping up with people’s lives but I never know what to post on my feed which makes my photo uploads a little bit messy so people won’t care for my account, which is fine because everyone is allowed to enjoy or not enjoy whatever they want.

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What I Hope To See For 2020 Blogging

I can’t tell if it’s just me or if the world of blogging seems to be turning more and more selfish. People only tend to be commenting on other people’s posts if they will get a comment back. People only tend to retweet someone’s promo tweet if they think you’ll retweet theirs. It’s as if everyone is just out for themselves and they will only help you if it will also help them.

Don’t get me wrong, there are nice people out there who just want to help you. Some of the people in the blogosphere are so so so kind that I just want to hug them and never let them go!

There are two things that I just wish people would start doing in the world of blogging..

Actually Read Blogger’s Posts

I feel like this is the one thing that people aren’t doing anymore. When people are taking part in a comment swap, they scan the post and leave a very generic comment. It kind of annoys me though because people spend a lot of time writing there posts. Sure, we love getting comments but if you’re anything like me, I am pretty sure that you would would way prefer people to actually read the post.

More writing instead of 100 photos per post

Something that I noticed recently is that people are hardly writing things on their blog anymore. They are becoming more and more like photo diaries. Don’t get me wrong, I do love looking at photos but if I want to do that then I will head over to Instagram. If I’m reading your blog then I mostly want to hear what you have to see and maybe see the odd photo or two throughout the post. Maybe that’s just my personal preference but that’s just what I want to see.

I hope that the world of blogging in 2020 brings you lots of joy no matter what you choose to do with your blog. What would you like to see more of in the blogosphere?

Apps I Can’t Get Enough Of

Everyday, I think about how great phones are and everything that we are able to do because of them. There are days that I am sick of my phone and want to dump it in the bin but that’s a whole different story. For the most part, I love my phone and I’m very attached to it.

My phone is a huge part of my life and what I do. As you know, my dream is to be a full time blogger or to work with social media. Which means that I spend a lot of time on my phone. I just can’t be without it.

WordPress

As you probably know, I blog through WordPress. That means that WordPress is the most important app that I can have. It’s useful for just checking on my stats throughout the day or writing some notes or a quick draft for a blog post.

Unfold

I use Instagram Stories a lot more than uploading to my Instagram feed. I find posting to my feed is just too much commitment. Maybe that’s why I enjoy using stories more. But don’t get me wrong, I still want my stories to look good which is why I use Unfold. It’s easy to use and helps to create pretty stories.

Wunderlist

If you love lists as much as I do then you’ll love this app. You can create lists for all kind of things. You can even set reminders so that you never forget anything.

VSCO

This is my favourite app for editing photos. You can add filters, make your photos brighter or adjust the colour of photos. I find that it’s such an easy app to use and I’m definitely addicted to it. I use it to edit every single photo I take.

What apps are your favourites?

A Month With My 6th Gen iPad

It’s been a whole month since I bought my latest piece of technology and I’m still obsessed.

It’s all down to a Sky TV advert really. They were advertising the new iPad super cheap on TV so Simon and I knew that we had to get one each.

I bought the Gold 6th Gen iPad (9.7″) and I love it. It’s cheap and cheerful and great for blogging.

When I first got the iPad, air was shocked at how heavy it was. I think that was because I was used to using a MacBook Air though. Over time, I got used to the iPad being heavier and I don’t even notice it anymore.

The gold colour on the back of the iPad is absolutely stunning. It’s shiny and pretty and I just love it. It makes me feel classy for using it.

My absolute favourite thing about this iPad is that it is compatible with the Apple Pencil. I’m going to do so much drawing hen I eventually get the money to start drawing and get a pencil.

There are two things that I’m not a huge fan of though. The first one is the camera and then second is the keyboard.

The camera quality is pretty poor but I suppose that you don’t really buy an iPad for taking photos and doing photography.

The keyboard has to be Bluetooth as it doesn’t connect to a normal Apple Keyboard. I suppose on the plus side of this, the keyboard will be a lot cheaper and I could probably pick up a good one on eBay.

My favourite thing to do on this iPad is play games. Why are games so much more fun on a big screen?!

Have you ever tried the iPad 6th gen? If you have, let me know what you think of it.

How To Stop Comparing Yourself To Others Online

“Enjoy your own life without comparing it with that of another.”

Imagine how you would feel if you compared the strength of others to your own weaknesses? How do you think you’d size up? Do you think you would feel good? Probably not. Well, that is what happens when you compare yourself to others.

The funny part is, people compare themselves to others online all the time. Some people only do it from time to time and others do it pretty often. It all depends on the person’s confidence. We definitely all do it though.

For example, let’s compare me to a super famous blogger. They have a beautiful blog and an amazing writing style but that doesn’t mean that I’m not good in my own way too. In the past, I would look at a popular blogger and think about how I’m just not cut out for the blogosphere. That’s definitely not the case though. There’s room for everyone here.

Comparing myself to a popular blogger is not a fair comparison. That is because the popular blogger isn’t me. They aren’t the same person as me and the only person that I should compare myself to is myself.

I aim to be the best version of myself and that is who I should be comparing myself to.

What Are The Effects Of Online Comparison?

If you don’t see anything wrong with comparing yourself to others then let’s just stop for a minute and create a little list.

  1. It’s usually an unfair comparison to start with. Comparing your weaknesses to someone’s strengths will mka eyou look bad from the get go.
  2. Even comparing strength to strength will sometimes mean that you come off worse. You might not be as talented as the person but it’s doesn’t mean that you aren’t still talented and you might be even more talented then them when it comes to something else.
  3. If you think you won the little comparison game, then you will gain a very short lived ego boost. This boost won’t last long as you’ll soon find someone else to compare yourself to.
  4. You can end up resenting the person you compare yourself to even though they haven’t done anything wrong.
  5. Comparing yourself to other’s can even knock down their confidence as well as your own. You don’t want to upset someone just because you are insecure yourself.

“ Comparison is the thief of joy.”

How Do You Break The Habit Of Comparing Yourself?

So how do you break this cycle of comparing yourself with others? Here are some tips I’ve found useful:

  1. Become more conscious. Look out for moments when you are comparing yourself to someone else. It’s a hard habit to break but it will be worth it. By keeping the habit at the forefront of your mind, you will have more self-awareness of what you are doing.
  2. Stop yourself as soon as you notice what is happening. When the habit is on your mind, you’ll be read it nip it in the bud before it even gets started.
  3. It’s important to notice your own accomplishments. Maybe you could write a list of all the big and small things that you have achieved and you can look at the list every single day. This will make you feel like you are doing well. Therefore, you won’t feel the need to compare yourself to others.
  4. Learn that it’s okay not to be perfect. No one is perfect at all. We are all imperfect and that’s what makes us so wonderful. Emotionally, we feel bad when we look at someone ‘better’ than us. We see that person as perfect and we idolise them. You need to remember, no one is perfect and that’s okay.
  5. Lastly, it’s a good habit to love people and respect people around you. Don’t compare yourself to them and don’t put them down when you think you’re better than them. It doesn’t matter how many followers someone has, you should love and appreciate them anyway.

So, how about we all make a new deal. Let’s all stop comparing ourselves to others online and in person!

Hello Again, Cuties..

You’re probably all wondering what the flippin’ heck is going on. Why do I have two blogs? Allow me to explain…

I’m rebranding!

I’m starting all over again and creating a whole new blog. You probably want to know why…

It’s all because of BlueHost. Really, I would like to thank them but I’m not going to give them the honour. They basically wanted $600 for me to continue blogging with them so I figured that this would be the perfect opportunity to start all over again.

I haven’t been happy with my blog for a while now so this is actually a great opportunity. I can start again and create content that I actually want to produce.

This URL is more important to me than just being my name too. It was my childhood tumblr username as well as it being a nickname from someone who was special to me.

So, that’s all I have to say right now but expect content a lot more on here. My old blog will be up and running for a little longer but I’ll still be writing on here a lot!