If you don’t know what a thread is then I’ll quickly explain. Basically, each day there will be a thread for things like Facebook likes/comments/shares, or twitter retweets, or even comments on a blog post. It’s a way for bloggers to support each other, meet new bloggers and help spread your social media pages.
For those of you that use Facebook regularly to share your blog posts you’ll know that Facebook posts with links don’t get seen very easily without being ‘sponsored’ (e.g you pay to boost them). Not everyone wants to spend money advertising their posts (although I do it most weeks) and taking part in threads will help share your posts more organically.
I’m writing this post as a way of helping any new bloggers out there who are looking to increase views to their social media pages, blogs and to find new bloggers to follow and support.
- Follow the rules. At the beginning of each thread there will be rules of how to join in. It will be things like how long you have to complete the thread, what you are linking up and how many bloggers are allowed to take part etc. It’s really important you follow these rules. It can get quite messy in a thread if you’ve got people repeatedly commenting telling someone they haven’t followed the rules etc.
- Link up what they are asking you to link up. This is one of the rules I am referring to above, but I wanted to be more specific with this, as this is one thing that be quite annoying for other bloggers if you don’t do correctly. If the thread asks for a link to a direct post, tweet, image or pin, then make sure that’s what you do. You often find bloggers linking up their whole page (carousel-auctions.com) and say “any please”, which isn’t a huge issue if you’re taking part on a laptop, but a lot of bloggers complete the threads on their phones and it can take some time to go and find a post you want to like or haven’t liked before. To be fair on everyone, just link up what you are asked to.
- Be clever with what you link up. What I mean is, try linking up content that is really engaging, asks a question or of a general subject suitable for most bloggers. Of course this isn’t always easy, for example as a parenting blogger not all bloggers linking up care that my son may have done his first wee on the potty. So if you want a lot more engagement, for example a comment and a like, try link up something more appealing to a more wide range of bloggers. Of course, this is just a tip and you’re welcome to link whatever you want engagement on and you mustn’t worry if other bloggers are interested. Every one have their own niche.
- Don’t duplicate your links. As a blogger who links up to a number of threads in different Facebook groups, I’ve come across bloggers who link the same post, image, tweet or pin to different threads asking you to do the same thing. I have to be honest, this is quite annoying as I then have to go find something else to interact with. I understand if a blogger wants a particular post to gain a lot of attention, but from my experience the same bloggers link up to most threads, so my advice would be to find different posts etc to link up in different thread groups. You’ll end up with a lot of “done another” comments otherwise.
- Try to respond. It isn’t always a requirement to comment or share on particular threads, so if you find a blogger has gone out of their way to give you a little more love then they needed to, then show them some love back by thanking them or replying to their comment. Blogging threads are for support. So show the love when you can.
That’s it for my top 5 tips for newbie bloggers joining blogger threads.
I hope you’ve found this post useful. If you have any questions feel free to comment below or you can find me on my social media pages. Remember, these are just tips from my experience.
I love taking part in Facebook threads and think those who run them are superstars, as it’s pretty time consuming!