Well another month passes by and I am updating my Social Media efforts for the month. This is as much for the record for later perusal as the information it gives for now. Last months update can be found here.
I have spent some time updating my photographs so that I now have my website on every photo that I post online. I have also edited the photos so that they are in the portrait format rather than landscape to improve their appearance. I now have a range of photos ready to go so that I can start posting more often. This has taken a fair amount of my time and I still have a lot more to do as I take new photos and work through my historical photos.
Facebook – with the recent algorithm changes Facebook has taken a bit of a back seat. I am not prepared to advertise at the moment so have just been getting on the platform every couple of days and liking the odd post. I still have Quuu/Buffer adding automatic posts to one of my pages and add one or two posts a week with a location or sunset post. I accept all friend requests but haven’t sent any off. Friends 1326.
Twitter – I haven’t done a lot here either and have just liked a few posts. I have tweeted of updates to my previous blog posts as I have reworked them and tweeted about the release of my book. I have simply followed back any new followers. I also have automatic posts happening through Quuu/Buffer. Followers 3030.
Instagram – Again I have not done a lot. I have occasionally added a few photos and liked others. Followers 249. I have been using the free version of unFollow to remove those who have followed then unfollowed me. Don’t have time to waste on people who are not interested in me. Instagram does not allow us to follow a great number of people so I make sure that I am not following people who cannot help me grow my business.
Linkedin – I am still working this one out. I have 11 connections and have joined some groups but have not followed through with this profile.
Google+ – I have 117 followers although one of my boards has 10 extra followers. I have added a few photos over the course of the month and have Quuu/Buffer adding regular posts.
Pinterest has been my focus for this past month. I have grown my followers to 639 and my boards to 40. My total pins are now just over 1400 so the profile looks professional. I have also made a special board with a variation of some of my better pins. I have made this board my headboard on my profile page.
All in all, the growth has been slow but I have not been using paid promotion tools and as a newbie I do not have a lot of website data that I can promote. I am pleased with my progress and will continue along the same path next month. I have tried not to spend all day flitting from social media profile to social media profile just trying to drive traffic like I did earlier in the year. I am trying to create a life balance.