I’ve really been busy the last couple of weeks. Like, really, really busy. As I’m not one to shy away from a challenge, this time I took on a pretty big one. I’ve been able to migrate this blog to a new webserver, optimize it for super-fast performance, and while I was at it, totally revamped all of my social media presence. I’m going to share with you what I did, which may help you with your site and your efforts as well.
Migrated My Blog
The blog migration was the first step, as I decided to move HelpfulAdvisor.com off of the free Blogger platform over to my own web hosting services. I highlighted the reasons for doing this in another blog post where I detailed the reasons behind my decision. However, the migration was completely successful, as you’re now reading this article on the new web server. How do you like it?
The migration was a series of steps that took just a little bit of time, and a bit of patience, and it was totally worth it in the end. So, if you’ve been thinking about moving your blog off of a free platform like Blogger or WordPress.com, it can be done!
I’m going to be going into much detail in future articles as to what I did to not just migrate my blog, but also some very cool Kung-Fu that I used to boost the speed of this website. I’ll even have the stats to show how much improvement over performance I’ve been able to achieve in the hopes you can do the same!
The best thing is that with that information, you’d be able to use that same Kung-Fu and benefit from the information as well. So, stay tuned. To be sure you don’t miss an article, be sure to subscribe to my free article delivery service that puts new articles right in your inbox so that you don’t have to do a thing to get great info from HelpfulAdvisor.
Revamped My Social Media
For the longest time I just wasn’t happy with my social media presence. I’m an avid Facebook user, but there was just so much I was missing with Twitter and even with Google+ in terms of interaction. However, in going the distance with social media, there’s some thought that should go into how you actually do it.
The thing about social media is that it really does need to be genuine and not canned or sales pitchy in any way. If that happens, people will just tune you out as part of all the other noise going on in their lives that they just ignore. I’ve always wanted to have genuine interaction with people of all kinds. However, I’ve never really been successful at connecting with others in any other forum other than Facebook. So, I had a special challenge ahead of me. My challenges inlcuded:
- How to increase my presence on different social media outlets without adding any extra time to my day.
- Keep my interactions genuine, staying away from sales pitches and noise.
- Actually keep up with my friends and contacts by way of conversations and interactions at each social media outlet, also without adding any extra time to my day.
- Automate the information that gets sent to different social media outlets from one source as a means to increase efficiency.
- Allow for individual updates at each outlet if desired, so that any automation doesn’t lock me in to an inflexible system of updates.
During the time of my blog migration, I learned some very powerful methods of interaction and automation, that also allows me the flexibility to use each social media outlet individually if I so choose. It’s the perfect mix of automation and personalization that I’ve been looking for! Best of all, it works, and it works well.
However, my goals for social media aren’t to sell or convince. My goals for social media are pretty simple; to start a conversation with my friends, family, and followers of this blog. I want to hear from you and I want to interact with you.
Therefore, I want to make myself available on the most popular social media outlets so that I don’t miss an opportunity to interact with you at the outlet you’re most comfortable using. So, I’ve made myself available on Google+, Facebook, and Twitter, as well as this website directly via the comments for any given article.
The best thing is that as I’ve set up my system to allow me to have an active presence at each of the largest social media outlets, I’ve been able to achieve some pretty customized interactions between the systems that aren’t necessarily set up to talk to each other directly. So, if you see me online, friend me, follow me, plus me, or comment on one of my articles. However you choose to talk to me, I’ll be happy to answer. Just say hi!
I’ll go over more in detail how I was able to achieve some incredible automation and customization of my social media presence between the different systems. All you have to do is be sure you don’t miss it! You can be sure of that by subscribing to my free article delivery service, and you are totally covered!
Thanks so much for reading, and I do hope to see you here and at our favorite hangouts.
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