In A Relationship With Social Media | Status: Complicated

What every blogger wants is more followers, more engagement, and more traffic. The rules of the game are simple, but the game itself is a roller coaster of emotions.

| GAME RULES |

⭐ Commit daily
⭐ Post daily but keep in mind that posting something is not always better than posting nothing
⭐ Stay within your niche
⭐ Use an actual camera
Filters are your friend, but tread lightly
Tag, tag, tag
Interact and engage
Pay attention to what works and what doesn’t
Create a theme for your photos
Geotag your photos
Share your photos and posts to your other social media accounts
Subscribe/Follow/Re-pin
Join groups

If you haven’t already figured out what the name of the game is, here is a little hint – it starts with a B and ends with logging 💻 📝 📧

You’re probably wondering why it’s so complicated when the rules are so simple 🤔 💭

I launched my blog in February 2018. Before I launched my blog, I spent the entire 2017 summer researching how to start a blog, thinking of a creative domain name (20 of which were already taken), and 2 months designing it and adding content so it’s not naked for the launch. ✔

After I launched my blog, I thought blog school was officially over and all that had to be done moving forward was post.

… YAH RIGHT … 😒

There is constant information overload. There is always something to learn, something to join, and something to install in order to promote your blog and become the successful blogger you hope to be.

Being new to the game; saying “I am overwhelmed” is an understatement.

… 🤦 And this new Instagram algorithm 😒 …

The amount of exposure I used to get is nothing compared to what I get today. I have to work twice as hard to reach my audience. “Now it’s estimated that only 10% of your audience is actually seeing your posts” (read full article here).

As stated in the article; “The order of photos and videos in your feed will be based on the likelihood you’ll be interested in the content, your relationship with the person posting and the timeliness of the post.”

I really don’t know how I feel about that. The only thoughts and questions going through my mind are inappropriate lady words, business vs personal account, or to just continue being consistent and creative. I’ve considered going back to personal but the analytics that come with the business account are just so helpful. Arrrgghhh – what do I do? 🤦

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10 Comments

  • OlenaRosanne

    I love this! I can relate to every single think you’ve I’ve been blogging for a little over a year not. Unfortunately the first year I didn’t take it seriously. The Blog Game is HARD! Trying to soak in information that is coming in a mile a minute is head-spinning. But I push on because I love it. It’s mine and no one can take it from me. Anyway great job and love your sense of humor and thank you for keeping it real!

  • abbo7735

    I feel this on a spiritual level…I am on the journey of trying to get my blog out there and learning the ins and outs of dealing with social media and organic growth. The thing I remind myself on a daily basis is that I love what I do, so that is reason enough to continue with this crazy, but fun process. Thanks for sharing! Xoxo

  • laylaliving

    I relate to this in all ways. I have been blogging for a little while now, and Instagram last year really boosted my performance… but then this new algorithm came along and my engagement dropped tremendously. Everything changes so quickly, it’s hard to keep up. It’s been my goal to just getting back to writing about what I love and sharing it with the world. If they engage yay, if they don’t, at least I am enjoying the content I am putting out there… right? Goodness social makes everything so great, but also so complicated.

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