Todays Blogging from A-Z letter is F and in my A-Z of Blogging, F stands for Facebook, Followers and Forward Planning.
Facebook. Facebook is a brilliant tool for promoting your blog posts to friends and family. It is also a useful tool to find other bloggers groups where you can share your blog posts or ask questions, find help and support or other like-minded bloggers to network with.
Followers. Followers are the readers who like your blog and want to keep up with all of your blog posts. Most blogging platforms have an option to follow a blog and new posts from the blogs that are followed will appear in a separate place along with other blogs that they follow. While followers are a brilliant thing to have, it is worth remembering not to get too hung up on how many followers you do or don’t have, many people may not use a blogging platform and just save your URL to their favourites on their computer and visit you that way.
Forward Planning. Forward planning is an essential part of blogging for many bloggers. Forward planning enables you to plan what you are going to write and when it will be published to your blog allowing you to spread your blog posts over the month. All you need is a diary or a spreadsheet that is set up like a calendar where you can jot down ideas for posts against the dates you would like them to appear. I like to use a spreadsheet as I can place ideas against dates and move them about if I decide to write something else for that day.
What are your thoughts on Facebook, followers and forward planning? I’d love to hear them so let me know in the comments!