Social Media 'Newbie'

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  1. Earl Noah Bernsby profile image85
    Earl Noah Bernsbyposted 6 years ago

    After reading HP's excellent social media primers in the help section, I must admit that I feel a little intimidated.  It's just not something that comes naturally to me (I've always been more reserved, or 'Salinger-esque' both personally and professionally).  Still, I'd like to face this new challenge head-on (!!!), and wondered if any pro-hubbers in the social media department might have some good tips for a noob, that aren't already well documented elsewhere?


    1. bizboon profile image38
      bizboonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I am a newbie too.. when you find out more, please let me know...

      1. Earl Noah Bernsby profile image85
        Earl Noah Bernsbyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Hi bizboon — Welcome to HP!  Though I am certainly not an expert on this issue, I can at least point you towards some folks who know a lot more about social media than I do.

        For starters, check out the Learning Center Guide here on HP, specifically with regard to building an online brand: … line-Brand

        Another excellent resource for social media and online community management is available on, created by Simone Haruko Smith-Collins (formerly of HP) and Malcolm Collins: … anagement/

        Good luck!

  2. Conleys Review profile image81
    Conleys Reviewposted 6 years ago

    Take a look at my articles pertaining to Social Media Marketing on my blog, News and Marketing Strategies, which may give you some ideas. It covers several Social Media Networks. You can take a look here: … 0Marketing

    Good Luck!

    1. Earl Noah Bernsby profile image85
      Earl Noah Bernsbyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, I'll take a look.

  3. WryLilt profile image90
    WryLiltposted 6 years ago

    If you write quality content with basic SEO in mind, you don't need to worry about marketing or backlinks.

    I write on topics which don't have much competition in SERPs, throw a MFP (Made For Pinterest image) on them, then let them be.

    1. Earl Noah Bernsby profile image85
      Earl Noah Bernsbyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Interesting perspective- thanks for responding!

  4. Millionaire Tips profile image91
    Millionaire Tipsposted 6 years ago

    The most important thing you have to remember about social media is that you have to be an active participant / regular user of the site before you start sharing your hubs with them.  You don't want to be perceived as a spammer, so get a network going, or join an already started network and take the time to learn the ropes - find out what the other people do and how they go about it.

    This means that you should be posting a lot more of other stuff and just a few links to your hubs.

    1. Earl Noah Bernsby profile image85
      Earl Noah Bernsbyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hmmm... Makes sense.  Thank you,

  5. Dame Scribe profile image59
    Dame Scribeposted 5 years ago

    As in all rules of marketing, got to find your 'market'. What are you selling? find the 'customer' who will want what you're selling wink populate your twitter and FB and join other sites where you'll find them and most of all, have fun while you're doing it big_smile

    1. Earl Noah Bernsby profile image85
      Earl Noah Bernsbyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Ha! Having fun is definitely essential!  Thanks,

  6. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    Plug one a day. I'm not even doing that. Slacker I am.

    1. Cardisa profile image89
      Cardisaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Who are you and what have you done with Paradigmsearch?

  7. Marisa Wright profile image95
    Marisa Wrightposted 5 years ago

    Coming late to this thread, but here's my two cents.

    If you look at the Hubbers who get success from social networks, they are people like Agilitymach, who specialises in one subject.

    If you have a specialist subject, you can create a Facebook page.   People will Like your page because they're interested in the subject and want to learn more.  However they'll get bored if all you do is share your Hubs - so you have to treat it like a blog, and keep it constantly updated with a variety of posts on the topic to keep them interested.  If you work hard at it, you can grow your fan base and reach a steadily growing audience.

    However if you don't have a specialist subject, all you can do is share your Hubs with friends and family on your own Facebook.  You might also join groups where Hubbers collude to Like and Share each other's Hubs.  But all that will achieve is to make your friends and family sick of all those Hub links - they may even hide or block the updates, which will have the opposite effect to what you want.

    You could certainly try creating a fan page for yourself as a writer, but it's a chicken and egg situation - no one is going to be interested in it because you're an unknown.

    1. Earl Noah Bernsby profile image85
      Earl Noah Bernsbyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Better late than never, Marisa! wink

    2. Susana S profile image94
      Susana Sposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Just to add that there are also opportunities to get traffic with Facebook if you follow topic related pages/groups. You can occasionally post a link to your own work if it's very relevant to the topic of discussion and get some traffic.

      The other thing that some (very clever) people do is use facebook to get viral traffic to brand new trending topics, using the method above.

      But you're right, for most writers the benefits of self promotion are very limited.

      Better that the articles are written in a way that make other people want to share.

  8. Suzanne Day profile image94
    Suzanne Dayposted 5 years ago

    Regarding social media, there are few pointers.

    Firstly, only promote hubs that are extremely exciting, that you would want to see on your own page yourself. This means they must be interesting or with good photos. Otherwise, forget it.

    Secondly, if it is good enough, it will promote itself. Excellent photos do well on Pinterest, interesting hubs do well on Facebook. Throw out a few links, describing them with hook lines to get people interested. Post amazing photos. It will soon be shared.

    Thirdly, ONLY DO THIS FOR GOOD HUBS. If the hub isn't worth it, don't use social media for the hub. You want people to think on social media that you have a habit of digging up the best stuff wink

  9. Suzanne Day profile image94
    Suzanne Dayposted 5 years ago

    PS - On Google+, promote with text, hashtags and photo and join a group that is relevant and post your stuff there. Best way to get it seen and get followers.


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