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.
- #SundayBlogShare is a happy place. Posts that are racist, sexist and homophobic are not allowed.
- Don’t use #SundayBlogShare to post inspirational quotes, book promotions, links to Amazon or porn. Blog posts only.
- Do not beg or harass others for retweets or follows. However, feel free to retweet and follow others.
- 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.
- Give a #FollowFriday or two to bloggers you know using appropriate blog-related hashtags, and check out Follow Fridays other bloggers are doing.
- On Saturdays, you can share links for #ArchiveDay, retweet, and visit blog links on that hashtag.
- 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.