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If you’ve ever wondered how online writers wind up with thousands of followers—the answer is easy: It’s you!

Sharing a blog is the same as book-referring. Click To Tweet

If a friend reads a book they think I’ll like, they tell me about it. Then I tell someone about it. Someone might have loaned me the first Michael Connelly book I ever read. I’ve since bought every one he’s written.

So it goes with my blog.

When it hits Facebook, if you “Share” it, then everyone connected to you sees it.

When you comment on the blog on my site, it increases the blog’s SEO visibility.

If it’s a business-related blog and you share it on LinkedIn, I get comments from connections, which spreads it more.

When you follow me on Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, Instagram…I always get new followers—which leads me to new, interesting people to follow.

It’s a slow process, but it works.

Thanks for pressing a Social Media button and sending me out into the world!

 

6 Responses

  1. Doreen Pendgracs
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    Very nice site, Rose. And I LOVE your message. It’s SO true that sharing a blog link is like referring a good book. But too many people don’t get it. I have some friends who are very supportive of my work (or seem to be), yet they will never comment on my blog, and to my knowledge don’t bother sharing it because they just don’t understand (even though I’ve told them) how important it is for us bloggers to reach new eyes. So glad we have connected via the BHB group. 🙂
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    • Rose Mary Griffith
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      So glad you nabbed this blog to share, Doreen. I have wonderful friends and family (you know who you are), but they don’t get the sharing-of-the-blog thing. It’s THE way that we get followers and purchasers of our books and word-of-mouth is just the best, isn’t it? I’m always happy to tell the chocolate lovers in my life about you and Chocolatour. Volume two coming soon!

  2. Sushmita
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    Rose I liked the statement you mentioned above. I too agree sharing our posts is like referring our work to others.
    Would like to add that line next time I write!
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    • Rose Mary Griffith
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      Sushmita, be my guest with sharing the line, the post, the anything that helps us support each other and keep spreading the word around. We all work hard on these blogs, so it’s nice that they go farther out into the universe!

  3. Steve Grogan
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    I like the idea of this page. Maybe it will help give people a mental “goose,” like jabbing a finger in the ribs (albeit much less painful) to get them to share! Mind if I borrow this idea?
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    • Rose Mary Griffith
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      Steve, in querying some of my friends about how/why/when they do/don’t comment on blogs, I get various answers. In general I think readers, read and that’s different from helping bloggers market our sites. Make sense?

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