Natalie, Do I really need a Twitter Account? I have a blog and Facebook page for my blog. I don’t know if I have time for Twitter as well but everyone tells me it will help boost my subscriber base! -Natasha Mogilin, TheBlogWithBling.com
I think bloggers should have a Facebook page and yes, a Twitter account. They are different platforms and by having a different strategy for each one you can greatly increase your subscriber base.
I see Facebook as the “having coffee with a friend” platform. You can have longer conversations and engage with people on a deeper level and really get to know them. I view Twitter as a “catching up and keeping in touch” platform, like when you see someone at the grocery store and say hello. You keep the conversation short and sweet which doesn’t take a lot of your time but it keeps you relevant and in people’s minds. I have connected with far more people in my niche on Twitter than I have with Facebook. On Twitter you can find and follow people in your niche whereas on Facebook people have to come to you unless you pay for Facebook ads. Twitter is my second largest source of traffic after Google and it doesn’t cost a penny!
I hope to see you on Twitter soon! Don’t forget to follow me @nataliemacneil
What do you think?
Are you on Facebook and Twitter? Which do you prefer and what’s your strategy for each one?