Managing social networks and making sure they are frequently updated is just a natural routine for social media marketing strategy. It is difficult to maintain the high standards when you are doing all the work alone, but in the first year of your blogging career it shouldn’t be too big of a problem.
The biggest trouble seems to be finding content that people would like to read or even pass on to their peers. Valuable content falls into different categories: inspirational, educational, funny and informative. In less difficult language: there should be balance for the content you share. Avoid sharing the same category for two weeks and then post something else. Try to bring variety to what you do.
Content also comes in different variations: photos, videos, images, podcasts and more. Play around with all of these types and see what seems to be of most interest to your fans. This way you can utilize the information you got to promote something and receive good response.
8 Content Ideas for Sharing on Social Media
Just keep them flowing and things will at some point start to improve. Expect it, but don’t wait for it.
Oh..Well, yes. Lists are still a very strong and valuable topic for reaching out to fans. This is mostly because content that features lists is easy to read and easy to understand. People love to observe whatever they are being presented with and move on. Try and capitalize on this.
Curate Best Content
Put together a few articles of some of the best content for a specific subject and mix it all together in a readable manner, people will love and adore for doing such a thing. People love to read quality content and they love to share it too.
Yes, How-to’s are another favorite for anyone who is using social media. They cut to the chase and usually are pretty straight forward. Give people “how-to” content that is going to add value to whatever niche you are working in.
News are good for the period that they are news. Meaning that news quickly become old-news, but if you can manage to keep up-to-date with the latest stories, you have a chance of gaining some social media attention. Either you like to keep to your industry related news or go global, news are hot material and being first on the wagon might grant you a couple hundred freshly baked tweets.
Speaking of news, have you heard that vBSocial has a lovely WordPress plugin that lets you turn your WordPress blog into a social network? It features live notifications and instant messaging, among other features that can benefit your blog a lot. Check it out here.
Help Solve Problems
Are you aware of a problem within your industry? Why not try and help solve the problem and take all the credit while doing so? The problem can be anything and doesn’t have to be technical by any means. Help people learn how to add widgets to their blog and you are already helping someone.
Statistics / Research
Statistics and research done by big brands or even yourself is very converting on social media. People like quick access to information and such content usually just features data pies full of information.
Quotes are inspirational and very time efficient. To make it more appealing try putting quotes on an image that either features the theme or the author of the quote.
The last thing on our list is going to be eBooks. eBooks are usually pieces of content put together about a specific subject. Use this to your advantage and share free eBooks with your fans and website visitors. They will eternally be grateful to you.
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