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Reading These 5 Blogs Will Increase Your Social Media Followers

Do you use social media?

No matter which industry you’re in, the answer to that question should be a resounding “YES!”.

Why?

Because social media is one of the fastest and most efficient ways to reach your audience in the shortest amount of time and with the least amount of money spent.

Don’t believe me? Think about it for a second.

There are an estimated 1.59 billion people on Facebook per month, 1.85 million people active on Twitter on any given day and 100 million users on Pinterest.

So to help you better manage your social media profiles and get the word out to these millions of potential customers, we’ve rounded up the best Social Media Blogs to give you a head start on all your competition.

Best Social Media Blogs

Best For: Instagram Tips

Best Social Media Blogs - Jenn's Trends - Data Nerds

Jenn’s Trends

Jenn is a social media all-star, but her crowning glory is her knowledge and expertise when it comes to Instagram. Instagram is different than many other social media platforms because you aren’t relying on your words to get your audience’s attention, instead good content comes in the form of photos. And since Instagram is the fastest growing social media app, you’ll want to be on top of it.

In fact, all of Jenn’s top posts revolve around Instagram. Whether you’re looking at creating an awesome bio or figuring out the new features that have just been released, Jenn will keep you up-to-date and in the know so you can keep your strategy going strong.

Jenn’s multiple (and yearly) awards prove she knows what she’s doing when it comes to optimizing your social media game, and if there’s one website you turn to for Instagram advice, make it this one!

Our favourite article: How Instagram’s New Algorithm Affects You

Best For: Social Media Basics

Best Social Media Blogs - Buffer - Data Nerds

Buffer Blog

If you visit our blog regularly (or subscribe to our blog feed and receive it in your inbox), you’ll probably know that we are big fans of Buffer!  our go-to program for scheduling all our social media.

Out of all the scheduling programs we’ve tried, Buffer has quickly become our go-to for all our social media needs (except Instagram). You can quickly and easily schedule tweets, Facebook posts, LinkedIn updates and even Pinterest Pins all from a single program. But not only do they excel at they’re program development, they also have one of the best social media blogs on the web!

Buffer Social covers a ton of different topics, from social based customer support to how to engage your followers. They also have great in-depth articles about advertising with social media, which is definitely handy to anyone in the business realm.

Our favourite article: 11 Facebook Tips, Tricks, and Facts You Probably Don’t Already Know

Best For: Strategizing 

Best Social Media Blogs - Rebekah Radice - Data Nerds

Rebekah Radice

Rebekah Radice has a knack for drawing us in! Her blog is full of colourful headers, awesome post headers, and cute infographics. But once you look past the aesthetically pleasing exterior you’ll find something even better, proven social media strategies!

Some of Rebekah’s top posts are on such topics as Social Media Image Sizing, Creating a Social Media Strategy, Creative Personal Branding and Secrets to a powerful blog post. She touches on every genre of social media, all the way down to content marketing which makes her blog a one-stop-shop!

Rebekah has also won Top 10 Social Media Blogs 3 years running which is decided by Social Media Examiner. She is also part of Social Media Marketing World Summit and is a sought after keynote speaker on the subject. If you’re looking for a true professional in the industry, look no further than Rebekah Radice.

Our favourite article: How To Improve Social Media Results With Data

Best For: Digging Deeper

Best Social Media Blogs - Sprout Social - Data Nerds

Sprout Social

Sprout Social is another social media scheduling program that offers great social media tips & tricks through their blog. While Buffer is great for getting the social media basics down pat, Sprout Social will take you to the next level by understanding your demographics, data, and strategy.

One of the things we like best about Sprout Social is it opens you up to things you never knew were even possible! For example, one of our favourite latest articles from them explored the “Pinned Tweet” feature and how it could benefit your exposure. First of all, I did not know you could even pin a tweet and second of all the benefits are unreal!

So if you’re looking to dive in deeper to some more specific topics on social media, Sprout Social is going to be your best bet!

Our favourite article: 6 Social Media Trends That Will Take Over 2016

Best For: Beginners

Best Social Media Blogs - Social Media Examiner - Data Nerds

Social Media Examiner

Did you really think you would make it through this whole article without seeing Social Media Examiner on the list? Even though we mentioned it in our Top Marketing Blogs list, it still definitely deserves to be in the Top Social Media blog list as well.

Since Social Media Examiner is pretty much the blog to which all other blogs aspire to be like, it’s spot on this list is probably permanent. Social Media Examiner even gives out the awards that most of the other blogs on this list have won, which makes it the clear leader of the pack!

Social Media Examiner is where we began our social media journey and we highly recommend you check them out too if you’re just starting out or are even a seasoned pro brushing up!

Our favourite article: How To Manage Multiple Social Media Profiles

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Shaylee Field

Shaylee is the social media manager for Data Nerds. In her spare time she likes to hang out with her cats, work on her Beauty Blog and be a giant nerd.

66 comments on “Reading These 5 Blogs Will Increase Your Social Media Followers

  1. Awesome blogs! They will definitely help both the newbies and the oldies in the industry. It’s really important to have a good guide when you’re taking your business online. It’s better to take it from the experts!

  2. These blog are all great to read an is useful for me want to increase my followers. These experts stand the test in time sharing their knowledge with us. I am going to spend time reading. Great information.

  3. Thank you! These sources are super helpful! I know that as a blogger, sometimes I get a little stuck and these sites are totally going to be helpful for getting me out of the dreaded blogging rut.

  4. Thanks for introducing Jenn’s Trends to me – I just subscribed to her newsletter as I use Instagram a lot for my blog and business 🙂

  5. This is an awesome list that you’ve put together. A lot of bloggers will find it useful. Social Media has truly changed the way we do things & keeping ourselves informed and abreast with these changes is the right move for all bloggers. I’ve checked out Jenn’s Trends and I’ve bookmarked her blog. Will check the rest after this.

  6. Oooo definetly bookmarking this so I can check these other blogs out! Any help with social media is fantastic

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