7 Important Social Media Mistakes To Avoid
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7 Important Social Media Mistakes To Avoid

What common social media mistakes are you making? Read on to find out.

Everyone who has a blog, business, or a side Hustle knows or should know the power of social media marketing. It can make your business reach new heights. It helps in getting you recognition, website traffic, sales, awareness, and a lot more. But more often than not, we end up making social media mistakes that can cost us.

Don’t worry. You are not the only one to make these social media mistakes. There are many out there who think it is right to do so. I was one of them. (I am still, but I am trying to improve).

Let’s debunk these Social Media Mistakes and start afresh.

7 Important Social Media Mistakes To Avoid

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Not Being Consistent

This is the first one. You cannot afford to make this social media mistake at all. You have to show up and be consistent. Out of Sight is out of mind. People don’t remember what they had for lunch two days ago. How are they going to recognise you if you don’t show up? Of course, being subtle about it is the key, but you have to take efforts. It is not at all easy, and it takes a lot of time to produce regular content, be unique and creative. But it is not at all impossible to do so. All it takes is effort, which you have to put if you want to grow your business.

Using Banned Hashtags or Not Using the Right Hashtags

You CANNOT use hashtags like #Tip and #Food. It doesn’t make sense at all. You have to use hashtags that have meaning and which have followers. Hashtags like #SocialMediaTips or #FoodRecipies make sense as they are conveying what it is for. Invest some time and search for one of the hashtags that you will be using in your post and see what other kinds of posts show up. See if it the right type of audience you want to target. If yes, go for it and change your strategy and don’t make this social media mistake.

Posting at Odd Timings

Post at a time when your audience, your followers are active on social media. Most of the time, people use social media in the mornings just after they wake up while travelling to and from work or during the night. Each social media has a different set of audience and a different time that works. Find out what works for you and when your followers are active.

Falling in the Follow/Unfollow Game

This is the social media mistake that every blogger can admit they have committed. Even I will agree to it. When you are starting, you think the numbers matter. If you have X no, of followers, you’ll be happy or if you have X no. Of followers, you will achieve this.

But it doesn’t work that way. Following the follow, unfollow method will result in your growth going haywire because you will be busy following and unfollowing and not focusing on the stuff that matters.

Yes, I will not deny that numbers, don’t matter. It does. It gives you a sense of accomplishment and pride and motivates you to keep going. But you also have to attend engagements—more on that in the next point.

Chek-out this article on Social Media Tips

Not engaging with others

How can you expect people to engage with your posts if you don’t do the same with them? You get what you give. Unless you’re a celebrity or an Influencer, you cannot expect people to just magically like, comment, and share your post. How many times have you wished someone to return a favour after you did something for them? The same concept applies here too.
Do this every day. It will not take more than 10 mins of your time.

  1. Like posts in your feed and explore sections which you like, or sometimes to encourage others.
  2. Comment on something meaningful. Don’t just leave a nice or excellent and move on. Add value to their post. Share your thoughts and insights.
  3. Share it on your story and tag them and give a shout-out. 90% of the time, you will get one in return.

Go ahead and do this and STOP making this social media mistake.

Not sharing posts on stories

Again the same concept applies here. Why will someone else promote your content if you don’t promote it yourself? You have to be shameless and promote your content again and again. Share it in your stories. A lot of times, people will check their stories and not feed and vice versa. Put a friendly emoji or a sticker. Or write one-two sentences about what the post is and share it on your stories. Chances are if it’s eye-catchy, they will visit your feed.

Not replying to comments

How do you feel if you tagged someone in a meme and they did not respond? Or if they just liked it and moved on? Not a good feeling, right? Exactly. This is what applies here, as well. When someone is taking the time out to comment on your post, have the courtesy to respond. It can be an emoji, a thank you, or thoughtful response. If it’s Instagram and their comment is excellent, pin it.

These are all very small and common social media mistakes we all do and still do knowingly or unknowingly. They won’t matter in the present, but it will in the long run.

Try and make the effort of not making this mistake and see the changes for yourself.

Refer to this article to and see how to keep your social media updated.

What other social media mistakes have you made? Share in the comments below.

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Comments

29 January 2021 at 7:22 AM

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good content as yyou did, the web will be a lot more useful than ever before.



Astrid
30 January 2021 at 5:30 AM

i totally agree with this. for months,i was struggling to reach followers,i was constantly stuck at around 1500 instagram followers. but last week,i started doing all these things,and voila – 100 new followers came out of nowhere.



30 January 2021 at 8:55 PM

I just recently realised how important it is to engage with other bloggers and my own readers and it has been a game-changer!!! Also, you’re so right about posting at certain times…great post!



2 February 2021 at 6:35 PM

Very nice post. I just stumbled upoon your blog and wanted to say that I’ve truly enjoyed surfing around your blog posts.

In any case I will be subscrbing to your feed and I hope you write again very soon!



6 February 2021 at 12:13 AM

Really great tips! People often forget that engaging with others on social media is equally as important as posting quality content



6 February 2021 at 8:09 PM

I love the tips! Very new to the blogging world trying to gain as much knowledge in a quick time! I’m in complete agreement with communicating with your readers. A happy reader is a return reader. Keep up the extremely helpful tips. They are appreciated.



Jeannie
17 February 2021 at 4:00 PM

thank you for the tips! great reminder



Sangeeta Jain
21 February 2021 at 6:38 PM

Consistency is really difficult but veryy important too. Thanks for the reminder



Aditya Jain
21 February 2021 at 8:27 PM

Being consistent is really very important. Thanks for the reminder



22 February 2021 at 2:19 AM

I love this! These are all so easy to fall for and it has some serious consequences if you do. Thanks for pointing them out and making them specific!



22 February 2021 at 3:41 AM

Nice points Aditi!! I am trying to be consistent but time just flies with kids around.



22 February 2021 at 12:41 PM

Love this! It’s always good to be reminded to be a user as WELL as a sharer. If everyone’s just yelling into the void, and nobody’s listening, NOTHING’s going to happen!



22 February 2021 at 1:18 PM

Thank you for sharing all these helpful tips 🙂 The one with hashtags has been especially enlightening for me.



23 February 2021 at 4:08 AM

I am the worst at doing stories, I know I need to get on it, thanks for the nudge and all the social media tips!



23 February 2021 at 6:19 AM

That’s a really good list. Thank you so much for the reminder. I’m guilty of often not replying to my comments. I need to get into the habit of always replying to thoughtful comments. I do comment on a lot of other people’s blogs though. I try to make thoughtful comments as well. I’m guilty of posting at odd timings too.



Suresh Kumar
23 February 2021 at 9:29 AM

Replying to comments is essential. You need to engage with your audience.



Nikita Gupta
28 February 2021 at 4:17 PM

Posting at the right time is really very important.



Jyoti
28 February 2021 at 7:00 PM

All these are really common mistakes which you bought to attention. Good going.



Gunel Ibadova
15 March 2021 at 9:24 PM

Thanks for sharing such an importan post. All the tips are helpful.



15 March 2021 at 9:29 PM

Wow! I didn’t know I was making half of these mistakes. Thanks for the great tips.



15 March 2021 at 10:41 PM

Your post has been an eye-opener. It is very easy to forget the social media etiquette! I will keep your tips in mind.



15 March 2021 at 10:42 PM

Your post has been an eye-opener. It is very easy to forget the social media etiquette! I will keep your tips in mind. Thanks for sharing.



Alyssa Hixenbaugh
15 March 2021 at 10:45 PM

You shared some really great tips! I need to work on a couple of these. 🙂



15 March 2021 at 11:15 PM

These are excellent tips! So many have lost touch with what is important- engaging with your audience! Not just “engagement” but actually forming a relationship! Oh, and the follow/unfollow game makes me absolutely nuts! Times are changing though and we are once again being rewarded for authentic and genuine contact and relationships. yay! Great post!



16 March 2021 at 3:16 AM

Great tips. It is so hard to keep up with social media on top of everything else.



17 March 2021 at 2:06 AM

These are such important tips! I am definitely going to follow these. Social media is so hard to understand sometimes. I feel like there is so much to learn.



24 March 2021 at 5:13 PM

Thank you for your post. Great tips for those of us that are new at blogging. I like posting at early hours, and replying to comments. I am trying to be an interactive as possible and I do see the difference! I look forward to reading more from you.



24 March 2021 at 5:28 PM

These are amazing tips. I feel like sometimes I have difficulty putting into words what I like about what others write (even if I LOVE the post), so I sound generic in my encouragement in my comments. I need to become better about that.
And you’re absolutely right- following numbers isn’t always helpful or meaningful in ways we do it. Thank you!



24 March 2021 at 7:31 PM

Thank you for all of the great reminders. Social media is really such a challenge.



24 March 2021 at 7:33 PM

Thank you for all of the great reminders. Social media is really such a challenge for me.



25 March 2021 at 1:59 AM

This is such a well thought out blog post, have have a beautiful website. Have a great day!



18 July 2021 at 7:51 PM

These were really helpful. I struggle with my consistency especially on Instagram. I’m going to commit to improving my consistency.



22 July 2021 at 5:39 PM

Thanks so much for these tips! I feel like social media is a revolving door and it is always good to know what to do and what to avoid!



23 July 2021 at 7:26 AM

Thanks for sharing. I didn’t know the importance of posting at particular times in the day, I’ve got to try this!



23 July 2021 at 1:22 PM

Thanks for sharing… Very useful content



25 July 2021 at 3:58 AM

The following unfollowing is so annoying. I have so many people who have done that too me. I wish people wound just stop doing it. Thank you for adding this to your list.



26 July 2021 at 8:49 PM

I am so bad about sharing my posts on my stories, but I know I need to do it! Thanks for sharing!



Jimmy Clare
26 July 2021 at 11:58 PM

Engagement is key



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