Today’s Social Media Weekly Update includes posts about blogging, keeping up with social media (easily!), new Twitter features you’ll want to know, and how to succeed on social media without making Buffer’s mistakes. I’m sure you’ll enjoy all of them.
We Made These 10 Social Media Mistakes so You Don’t Have To from Buffer: “This might sound contradicting — and it’s scary for us to admit. But, despite building a product that helps people succeed on social media, we have committed a good number of social media mistakes ourselves. Mistakes that have cost us reach and engagement, maybe even fans and customers. Now that we have learned from many of those mistakes, I would love to share our top 10 and how you can avoid committing them yourself. Let’s get started.”
The Most Powerful Writing Tools For Bloggers: Mac, PC, Mobile & Online by Adam Connell: “As a blogger, words are one of your greatest assets. Having the right tools can ensure you never forget ideas and that your copy is optimizedto drive engagement with your readers. Use this list as a starting point to discover your next favorite writing tools. Try them out at your own pace and see which ones fit your workflow and writing style.”
How to Keep Up With Social Media News in Just 10 Minutes a Day from Buffer: “Keeping up with new changes on the various social media platforms is essential to staying ahead on social media. Did you know for example that Facebook now allows you to upload GIFs? Or that Facebook has also changed the News Feed to encourage high-quality links to be shared? If a piece of social media news is big enough (such as the launch of Instagram Stories), we’ll usually read about it online on the day itself or the next. Or hear about it from our colleagues and friends.”
7 New Twitter Features (and 4 Others You May Have Missed) from HubSpot: “In an industry fixated on rapid growth, any slowdown in user acquisition or monetization sounds alarms. And Twitter, whether it likes it or not, has been sounding a lot of them lately. After a few years of stagnant monthly active user growth and disappointing the market, Twitter has been on an upswing thus far in 2017 — beating investor projections by generating more money and adding more new users than initially anticipated. In the face of a negative narrative, the company has been quick to take action and focused predominantly on changes geared toward the user — and it seems to be working.”