Would you like to have more of your art blog posts shared on social media? I think that we can all say yes to that question. In this article discover how you can have more of your art blog posts shared on social media networks and have your artwork seen by a larger audience.
The reason that you write content is to generate traffic to your artist blog and website. The more traffic that you generate, the more your sales will increase. One way to have your posts seen by more people is to have it shared on social media networks.
4 Tips to Have Your Art Blog Posts Shared on Social Media
The most important thing that you can start off with is to write great content that will interest your audience. If people do not find your content interesting, they will not share it with their friends and family.
Blog Length – There is much talk about how long posts should be for social sharing. I believe that word count does not judge great content. The quality of the content will outweigh the length of the post any day.
If you go to a restaurant, and they served you a plate of food that could feed four people but was nothing to brag about would you rush home to tell your friends about your experience?
If you went to a five-star restaurant that served you a smaller portion but was prepared perfect, that had your taste buds singing, would you share that experience with your friends?
It is not the quantity that counts, it is the quality.
The same goes for the content that you write. Spend the time necessary to write the best material that you can.
Your content should answer these questions:
- What value does the content offer the readers?
- How will the article benefit the reader?
- How will the content change the reader’s life?
- Will the reader want to share the article?
People love pictures and videos. I am sure that you have already noticed that your Facebook’s news feed is filled with pictures and videos. Why? Because people love them. People share them. People engage with them.
If you add great images and or videos to your articles, your articles will be more likely to be shared.
People love to share uplifting, positive, motivating, and educational images. Include these to your articles and start watching your social shares climb.
Share Your Articles
It might sound simple, but this is often overlooked. You need to start the ball rolling if you would like to see your articles shared on social media sites.
When you have posted an article share it on all of your social media accounts.
The more that you share your content, the more people will see and share it. Do not just share it once and forget about it. You will want to create a social media schedule for your articles to be posted.
Share your content at different times of the day. Keep in mind that you will reach a different audience at various points of the day.
Make it Easy to Share
The last tip that I would like to go over is to make it easy for people to share your content. People will more likely share your content if it can be done with one click.
People are busy, and they will not spend a significant amount of time to share your content. Anything over one click you will lose a share. If you make it easy for them, and they like your content, they will be more than happy to share your content with their friends.
There are many WordPress Plugins for social sharing if you have a WordPress Blog. I use and recommend SumoMe. They offer a free and paid membership. I have tried several different social sharing plugins, and I have found that SumoMe works best for my blogs.
Social sharing does not just happen. You need to put in some effort for you to see the results that you are after.
- Great content
- Make it easy to share
Start with these tips and start watching your shares grow.
What are your thoughts? Do you find it difficult having your art blog posts shared? I would love to hear your thoughts.
If you found this article helpful, I would greatly appreciate it if you shared it with your fellow artists and friends.
by Guy Kawasaki
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