Why Your Blog Should Be On Twitter

In April I created an account for Oh January, and I'm bleddy excited about it. I'm very aware I'm kind of behind the times here, but I thought this post would be useful for beginners or those like me who are only just getting into Twitter. I feel like all this time before, I was a lonely writer, chattering on to myself and getting little feedback. And now this whole wave of joy has come from creating an account, and let me tell you why...

The community

I created an account with little expectation, I just thought it would give me the chance to talk to a few people with similar interests and expose my blog a little. But the blogging community is so much more than that, it was wonderful to get chatting with other bloggers and find new blogs to read. Everyone is so supportive to one another and it is so refreshing to have that sort of community behind the blogging world.

Blogger chats and hashtags

One thing I love about Twitter is the use of blogger chats, it's a great way to find similar bloggers with the same interests and have a chance to hear their thoughts and tips. For example lifestyle blogger (#lbloggers) chats are 7pm every Wednesday - It's fab for exposing your account, your blog and gaining new friends. 

Blog exposure

One obvious point is that creating an account for your blog creates more ability for exposure, which is always great. Everyone should be proud of their posts and want to share them with as many people as possible and what better way to do it! You can connect your Twitter account with your Bloglovin' and when your most recent post uploads it will automatically share it on your Twitter - great right? Also you can get other devices such as Buffer, where you can schedule your tweets. I don't personally use this but that's another option to keep in mind. I post my links throughout the day for anyone interested to have a browse, many people do this and I love finding recent posts through tweets - it's especially good for bedtime reading!

What are your opinions of using Twitter alongside your blog?

Hannah x

16 comments

  1. I love Twitter! Out of all the social networks, I think that Twitter is the easiest to use and grow a following. Buffer is awesome you should try it!

    COOCOO FOR COCO

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  2. Thank you for posting this! I have a personal twitter account where I'll sometimes tweet what I'm blogging about, but I think I'll start a blog account to get my name out there more.

    xo, Liz
    http://lipstickandconfetti.com

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  3. I have always struggled with Twitter and deleted it several times.
    Maybe I'll try again.

    www.kindoflovely.com

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  4. I started a twitter but I never got into it.. I'll give it another go!

    Samantha Series

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  5. I started a twitter but I never got into it.. I'll give it another go!

    Samantha Series

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  6. I need to do this, i think its a great way to get involved with other bloggers x
    Jess x
    www.momentsofbeautywars.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. Wow i guess i gotta do that since i have just started off ❤️❤️
    http://scatteredpiecesofwords.blogspot.jp/?m=1

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  8. Twitter is great for blogging and promoting, honesty I don't spend enough time on twitter but I have been trying to.

    Meme xx

    New post:
    'The Book Mouse Suggests: Watermelon'
    http://thedayinthelifeofmexoxo.blogspot.co.uk/

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  9. I'd love to put my blog on my twitter but I'm so petrified of people I know seeing my blog that it sets me back


    Leia x | SimplyLeia

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  10. we love twitter - it benefits blogs so much and you get to meet all sorts of beautiful people!
    xoxo

    www.glossyfinds.com

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  11. Twitter goes hand in hand with blogging!
    Jodie xo // JodieLoue

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  12. I love twitter, especially for the blogger chats - pretty much the highlight of the week haha x

    www.sheintheknow.co.uk

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  13. Blogger chats are such a great idea! I'm so glad I found out about them!

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  14. I cannot even remember what my life was like before Twitter haha literally no turning back, the chats and the people just make it everyday it's lovely xxx

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  15. Have been dabbling with the idea of getting a Twitter for my blog and I think you've swayed me to get one. I had no idea about the blogger chats but they sound great! x

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