#SundayBlogShare, and other Twitter Stuff

Since I’ve picked up a few new followers lately and made first contact with several new bloggers this week, I’ll just post this here to help those of you who are on Twitter find ways to meet bloggers.

The first thing you need to know about is #SundayBlogShare. This is a relatively new thing. It’s the brainchild of Suzie81(@suzie81blog). I’ve been following Suzie for about a year and we have chatted a bit. I have a ton of respect for her as a blogger and all-around social media ninja, and I did my best to help her get #SundayBlogShare off the ground last month. The way it works is you share links to your posts to the hashtag. People might retweet you and might visit your blog. You could also think about retweeting links you like and visiting a few #SundayBlogShare bloggers yourself. That’s how you use Twitter to meet bloggers.

Basic rules:

Suzie's graphic. Just assuming it's ok to use since I'm promoting here ;-)

Suzie’s graphic. Just assuming it’s ok to use since I’m promoting here 😉

  1. #SundayBlogShare is a happy place. Posts that are racist, sexist and homophobic are not allowed.
  2. Don’t use #SundayBlogShare to post inspirational quotes, book promotions, links to Amazon or porn. Blog posts only.
  3. Do not beg or harass others for retweets or follows. However, feel free to retweet and follow others.
  4. Be respectful at all times. If you disagree with the content of a post, do so in a polite manner.

Everyone who’s Tweeted for very long knows Twitter gets hot on the weekends, especially Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Here are some other ways to share your links or otherwise find other bloggers.

  1. Give a #FollowFriday or two to bloggers you know using appropriate blog-related hashtags, and check out Follow Fridays other bloggers are doing.
  2. On Saturdays, you can share links for #ArchiveDay, retweet, and visit blog links on that hashtag.
  3. On Mondays, @MondayBlogs retweets links for bloggers. They own the hashtag #MondayBlogs, and lots of bloggers retweet from it. This is a well-developed thing, and while retweets aren’t guaranteed, I have had good success with them.

So, that gives you up to four activities on different days that you can participate in with other bloggers. I don’t do them all every week, but I would if I had the time. They’ve all worked well for me, both for meeting friendly bloggers and for growing my Twitter account. You can find me @sourcererblog, and I am generous with followbacks on Twitter.

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22 thoughts on “#SundayBlogShare, and other Twitter Stuff

    • You’re very welcome. I try to share stuff that I find helpful for the networking part of the blogging. The networking is the hardest part to me, but also the most rewarding.

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  1. Alas, I’m not on Twitter and, to be honest, haven’t really found a compelling reason to be. While this sounds tempting, I’m already spending way too much time in front of my computer and I’m afraid that if I started to tweet (which I assume is the verb to use when someone posts something to Twitter), I would never move away from my desk.

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    • I totally get that. I tweet because I think it’s fun, and because it’s the only network other than WordPress where I have any real traction. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

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  2. It’s always great to come across new ways to promote blog content, connect with others and share the love. As a matter of fact I came across this via the #WeekendBlogHop linky! Dan

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    • That’s very cool. I was a little anxious about sharing that link. Most of the blogs there are VERY different from my own. My image of choice is a jolly roger, for goodness sake!

      I found the bloghop because it was shared on #SundayBlogShare, and I visited three blogs there after I shared 🙂

      Thanks so much for stopping by!

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    • You’re very welcome! I’m not as active with #ArchiveDay as I’d like to be, and only done it a couple of times. My Saturdays tend to be either crazy or heavy writing days. I’m very active with #SundayBlogShare, though, and I’m familiar with a lot of the bloggers who do that one. They’re awesome peeps to know.

      Thanks for hosting the #WeekendBlogHop. I actually discovered it because you shared the link with #SundayBlogShare. And thanks so much for stopping by!

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    • I sent you a tweet earlier, but just putting this here to be sure I get through, and also because there is no character limit on blog comments.

      I love your hop, and the overall feel of your site. We don’t have much in common, content-wise, but when I look at your blog I see a good one. I meant to get over to your place and do the hop this weekend, but #SundayBlogShare ran away with me. I’ll join in when I can (and ALWAYS visit other blogs on the list when I do) and keep sharing it along with your blog and Twitter handle when I think it will help. I don’t have a huge network here or anything, but I do have some peeps. I would like my peeps to Internet-meet you.

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