You’ve heard all the rage about Twitter, and even have gone to check it out, but still you scratch your head and wonder what the big deal is all about. More importantly, everyone you know who blogs says it’s beneficial but you’re having a hard time seeing that.
As a Lifestyle Blogger, Here are 7 Ways Twitter has Benefited Me:
For example, I blogged about losing 25 pounds. Every Wednesday, I did a “Weigh-In Wed” post where I summarized for everyone on what I did for the week related to exercise, food, and emotional work.
I only talked about my weight loss stuff on Wednesdays, but I had many readers who wanted to know what I was doing in between on a daily basis.
I didn’t want to turn my blog into a weight loss journal, so I used Twitter to share what I did for workouts. I was exercising 5 days a week then.
I’d tweet something like: “Finished 45 minutes on Elliptical at resistance level 9. Did 15 min. cool down on Treadmill. Feeling excellent!”
Yes, having an audience can add pressure but I chose to look at it, as here are people who are interested in supporting me. The Twitter community is extremely supportive, and it is amazing how quickly you can meet kindred spirits.
So guess what, a whole bunch of those influencers are hanging out on Twitter in an environment where they are more likely to be open and receptive to you. It’s like going to a party knowing that everyone will welcome your presence.
This is your chance to get access to a big wide open door to future opportunities with some of the largest brands in the world. For example, in my food blog The Fork Bite, I have a whole category dedicated to Whole Foods. On Twitter, I can get a real person to bond with, and they are responsive. Nice!
So, are you starting to see more clearly how Twitter can benefit your blogging efforts? Is your imagination running wild now too? Good!
For those of you Twitter enthusiasts, what’s one way Twitter has benefited you?