Tumblr is a blogging platform for people who want to share anything, anytime. The quickly-moving platform is a quirky, creative combination of images and words — it’s the perfect place for bloggers to micro blog. Combine your favorite images and quotes or create content from small anecdotes and stories. Tumblr makes it easy for other users to show their appreciation for your content — a single click of a heart button lets you know someone loved what you posted — and the popular “re-blog” button allows other Tumblr users to show your posts to their own readers. One of Tumblr’s greatest features is the ease with which you can post from anywhere, including emailing content to your blog’s dedicated email address.
Google + is a social network and easy-to-understand way to integrate broadcasting onto your blog. Google Hangouts bring together readers and bloggers — you put people in “circles” according to interest, interaction or any organizational system that works for you — and lets you craft video content that can be shared in real time and saved for later viewing on your blog. If your audience has ever suggested you should have your own talk show, Google + is the tool for you! Keep up with your circle on-the-go with the Google + app or use the online version to stay connected anytime.
Linked In connects you with like-minded professionals, helps you network, and allows you to showcase your skills and talents. Keep your Linked In profile up to date with your latest skills, and take a few minutes each time you’re there to endorse colleagues with whom you’ve had a great experience — and let them know you’re open to endorsements as well! Your blogging skills can lead to freelance opportunities found on the Linked In social network. Whether you use the Linked In app or the online version of Linked In, it’s a powerful networking opportunity.
Facebook is one of the most active social networks, both in its online version and Facebook app, on the planet — so make it work for you and your blog. Create a Facebook Fan Page for your blog or a Facebook group for your readers and fans, and help promote your content. Facebook works best when you personalize your feed, engage with others and let your comments and likes support the content you enjoy.
Twitter knows your time is valuable, so it makes connecting with your social network happen in 140 characters or less. Twitter defines micro-blogging at its smallest, creating engaging content in a fast-moving, succinct environment. Drive blog traffic with interesting photos, see what other people you know are reading and stay engaged with your readers with quick chats. Discover a wider audience for your content by using hashtags and using Twitter lists, and stay connected wherever you are with the Twitter app.