There are a lot of different types of bloggers/websites in my RSS feed. I mostly use the feeds to distribute articles across my social media that are both helpful, inspiring and something different to my own blog posts.
I’ve come to the realisation that yes, self-promotion is essential in the online world however, it can also make me look a bit boring and anti-social due to just throwing out blog links permanently.
A few months ago I decided to start curating some creative blogs/websites into my RSS feed and selecting different ones that fit with the different social media platforms that I currently use.
I’ve recently swapped social pilot for Buffer and upgraded to the Awesome plan, purely because it’s a great way of utilising the content inbox and making sure that I share all kinds of creative content from across the internet.
Plus, sharing is caring right?
Twitter, Facebook & Google+
In my content inbox for Twitter I currently have quite a few feeds stored. Ready for scheduling in other bloggers posts with one simple click amongst my own new blog posts. Mostly to break up the monotony and I’ve made sure to only include those blog of people who I love, and whose blogs I read regularly.
As a predominantly health and fitness blog of course it makes sense that those who inspire me are also into the healthy lifestyle themselves. Increasingly popular blogs that I’ve stumbled across on the internet are now my go to for inspiration, content and a good read.
You’ll find the likes of Danielle from Keep it SimpElle who I recently had the pleasure of guest posting on her website. Down to those in the Vuelio top 10 blogs list like Zanna, Fitness on Toast and Amanda Bootes who never fails to keep it real.
I also pride myself on the fact that if I find a good blog across any genre I like to share the love. It also helps that the authors of the blogs are usually incredibly friendly and someone that you feel comfortable discussing anything with too.
I have a completely different style of RSS feed that I post to LinkedIn, of course we all know that this network is slightly different to the rest as it’s a professional networking site rather then mainstream social media.
Obviously it makes complete sense to have a different marketing approach when it comes to sharing your own articles and sharing the love of others that fit in with you and your audience.
I have four feeds that I use to distribute content on this platform, one is my own blog which I’m actually quite picky about what gets shared or promoted.
The other three websites are Career Girl Daily, A Beautiful Mess and Popsugar Fitness as these are three websites that I feel relate to me and what I like to read about yet they somehow manage to include the air of professionalism and authority that I feel is required of this particular network.
This blog follows a recent post about the Instagram fitness superstars whose image content I love and I found that this post went down really well with others too.
There is nothing wrong with sharing others content, community is definitely something that is required within the industry of blogging and yes I totally understand the concept of competition, I spent a long time working in sales. Sometimes there really isn’t room for the green eyed monster in the room, so kick them to the curb before it’s too late.
More on that one in a few weeks.
Who’s your favourite blogger? Share their links in the comments instead of your own links.
– Emma –
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