Social Media Tips and Ideas for Bloggers

8509995739_6f425484ee_zI started this my main blog in November, 2004. I quickly decided that I didn’t want to spend my time managing comments. Although I allow them now, I shut off comments for years. Of course that meant my blog/blogs didn’t grow. But it was the right direction for me. Instead I developed other blogs and got into Facebook and then Pinterest. All of these activities take a lot of time to develop and research.

The main person I have learned to keep interested about my blogs is me. And this main blog of has been suffering because I am using my facebook fan page, Emotional Sobriety, to be my primary 12th step work. So I am going to add ideas and tips for using social media for bloggers here to pick up my interest in the site. I will add a post a week about using social media.

I have been doing some Pinterest boards about social media–Kathy’s How To Blog and Kathy’s Social Media. My main page of my Pinterest boards may have other of your interests.

One of my favorite bloggers and one of the first that I followed is Darren Rowse. I found him on his olf blog when he blogged about his church. He went on to become a blogger earning over $100,000.00 from his blogs. The one I read is Problogger where he teaches us wasy to make money by having good blogs. The one he made a lot of money from is about digital photography. You can become an Amazon Affliate and get commissons from products/ebooks/books ordered by your readers from Amazon. And of course you can make a lot of money from running Google AdSense ads.

But the only way to make money from blogs is to have high readership. I am going to give tips today on finding time to blog. Problogger did a great post on how 14 popular bloggers finds time to blog.

My summary for you of 14 Bloggers Share Their Daily Blogging Routines:

1.  If you are a stay-at-home mother: Tsh Oxenreider from Simple Mom

2.  A person who used to have many blogs but now isn’t on regular routine: Chris Garrett

3.  Morning writer as I am who works on blog posts 1-2 hours: Chrisina Butcher from Hair Romance

4.  Every morning writer who writes about an hour twice a week for his blog:  Leo Babauta from ZenHabits

5.  Keeps 20 “on the boil” posts in her drafts folder and sorts her blogs for the week on Monday morning: Sarah Wilson

6.  Blogs in advance as I do and writes mainly on Sunday and Wednesday:  Neil Patel from Quick Sprout

7.  Mother who blogs mainly on the weekend who schedules posts in advance also as she thinks about the content throughout the week which I also do:  Nicole Avery from Planning with Kids

8.  Blogs in mornings and gets ideas from “new arrivals” pages and from her readers: Tina Roth from Swiss Miss

9.  Airs new show every Wednesday and may shoot 4 episodes in one day: Jonathan Fields from Good Life Project

10.  Now blogs spontaneously by bouncing idea against a main theme: Chris Brogan

11.  Mother who gets up at 5 am and blogs for 2 hours as well as some other times during day and week: Crystal Paine from Money Saving Mom

12.  Blogs excusively very late at night on weekdays and weekends from 10 pm-2 am:  Rand Fishkin from SEOMoz

13.  Does daily blog post before 5 pm in New Zealand and produces 365 unique pieces of photography:  Trey Ratcliff from Stuck in Customs

14.  Writes 2 main posts a week and has general quota of 1,000 words a day for his various writing projects:  Chris Guillebeau

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