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.
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.
Instagram is a beautiful way to share snapshots of your life with others. The social network is built on visual interactions. Share what inspires you, what drives you and what catches your eye — and use the Instagram filters to customize your photos. Instagram provides an immediate, visual connection with your community, and it’s the perfect way to stay connected with your friends and readers.