Let us assume you’ve listened to our advice and started your own blog.Your blog might be fun, engaging, well written, you write new posts all the time, but you don’t seem to be getting many visitors at all?
Maybe he even checks some news’ website he’s used to and plays some tunes on You Tube. At most, he’s maybe stumbled upon your link somewhere, but Joe is not about to type it – Joe is lazy. You need to be present on the social networks to best connect with your fans.He might click on it if he saw it and it seemed fun, but where is Joe going to see that your blog is up and that you have a great new post out? The most common social networks used are Twitter and Facebook and many people use both.However, you may find it challenging to juggle your blog and two networks.Connecting your two profiles makes things a bit easier for you as your updates on one social network simultaneously appear on the other- basically, you are virtually in two places at the same time. You can link your Facebook account to your Twitter account or vice versa, depending on which network you use more.Want to hear about my short-lived career as a teenaged female wrestler? Perhaps, I can indulge you in the advice an escort gave me on selling myself to strangers online. Eve Fairbanks, a contributing editor at The New Republic, addressed this in a recent column for The Washington Post called “How personal essays conquered journalism—and why they can’t cut it.” In an interview with AJR, she explained that the overuse of personal narratives in journalism could lose an outsider’s view, which is often very necessary in painting an accurate picture of a prominent issue.
These articles, as seen on Vice.com, represent the growing trend of personal essays in journalism, which is seeping onto the pages of other news organizations like The New York Times, which is currently running a series called “Couch” that explores the intricacies of therapy through essays written by psychotherapists and patients.“In the course of reporting my piece, some people speculated to me that we’ve gotten a lot more familiar with the first person due to Facebook and blogging,” said Fairbanks.Personal narratives are the bread and butter at news sites like Vice and “have an eyewitness, citizen-journalism, on-the-ground quality that people like,” according to Fairbanks.If you feel more comfortable using Facebook and will post most of your updates there, go to this site. You can either create a profile for your blog (where you add friends) or a page (where you get fans).Log in and go to Facebook/Twitter to connect your accounts.If you decide to link your profile, click on the bold link as shown below. All you need to do next is decide which updates you want to share on both networks. Now start sharing your blog posts with friends and fans on Facebook and Twitter alike!