Commenting, links, and promoting

I recently participated in the #blogchat on twitter Sunday night and realized I do not do enough with my blog(s). But  I think part of my problem is that I start too manny blogs!!!! I have about 5 or 6 blogs that I try to maintain and it is way too much. I need to focus on one or two and just do them well. One of the things mentioned in the #blogchat was the need to promote oneself and others. I think it is important because blogs need readers. One way to get an audience is to frequent other blogs and engage by commenting on the posts.  This is another thing I do not do enough of. I spend way too much time cruising twitter and other things, not to mention just living life, to participate in the blogging community. Here is where I need to set some time for myself to engage. I think it is important and I value the engagement, so I need to do it! Finally, links are important to promote, share, and engage as well. Sharing links with your audience is engaging and helps them to discover new content. I also think that linking to your own blog is important, just don’t over do it. So this is just a short posting to share some insights I obtained from the #blogchat. If you haven’t participated in the chat, they take place on Sunday nights. Be sure to check them out and you will get some great ideas. I hope to be using this blog much more in the future as I have struggled to keep pace with my posting schedule. Leave a comment for me with ideas, advice, or feedback.

Thanks.

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About jimmysw
Assistant Professor of Social Work with a focus on Social Media, Social Work Education and all things technology.

2 Responses to Commenting, links, and promoting

  1. njsmyth says:

    I can completely relate to the challenges that you have discussed. I am a very infrequent blogger, although I really enjoy it. Part of it is time/workload. I probably need to just carve out time for blogging and responding to blogs in my “work day,” because by the time I’m home and done with dinner, kids, etc., I’m kind of brain dead. But I also think I could benefit from what you talk about–the brief blog post. i think what works against me with my posts is my academic training: I feel that posts need to be a “certain way” before I will let go of them.

    • jimmysw says:

      Thanks for your comment. I think it is interesting that you mentioned academic training getting in the way. As I am currently pursuing my PhD, I have thought a lot about how all of this (technology, blogging, twitter, etc.) impacts or will impact my academic career. I be interested to hear your take. If you have a blog post about it, let me know. If not, then I guess I just gave you an idea for something to write about, lol 🙂

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