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HOW TO START A MICROBLOG | ULTIMATE GUIDE FOR BEGINNERS PLUS VIDEO

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Microblogging is an online broadcasting medium that exists as a specific form of blogging. A microblog is a short form of the blog that allows users to share small content such as a single sentence, image, video, or link. This ultimate guide covers the basics of microblogging, some of the most popular microblogging sites, plus you will learn how to start a microblog.

 Now let’s get started…

microblog is a social media site by which a person makes short and frequent posts.

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WHEN WAS MICROBLOGGING INVENTED?

The first microblogs were known as tumblelogs and entered the internet scene in 2005. Tumblelogs were just a short article with links in it. However, by 2006 the word microblog was coined and used worldwide by sites like Twitter and Tumblr.

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WHAT IS THE DESCRIPTION OF MICROBLOGGING?

Microblogging is a combination of blogging and instant messaging that allows users to write or post short messages or posts that can be shared with an audience. These messages can take the form of a variety of content formats such as text, images, videos, audio, and hyperlinks. Microblogging sites like Twitter and Tumblr spread short-format content that can be easily consumed on the go.

WHY START A MICROBLOG?

Microblogging allows people to have their own online voices, without all the time needed of starting and running a traditional blog. Microblogging is popular with microbloggers due to its portability, immediacy, and profitability. Posting on a microblog allows you to provide multimedia content that is easily accessible to mobile users and can help you grow your social media following. 
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BENEFITS OF MICROBLOGGING

You’re probably asking yourself why would anyone want to start posting on a microblogging site? If your doubtful to jump on sites like Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest, here are a few good reasons to consider trying them.

  • LESS TIME SPENT CREATING CONTENT
It takes time to research and write a lengthy blog post. With microblogging, you can create something new in a few seconds.
 
  • AN EASIER WAY TO SHARE CONTENT FAST
Most microblogging platforms are easy and fast to use. With a simple Instagram photo or Tweet, you can update your followers on what’s going on in your life or business.
 
  • LESS TIME PEOPLE SPEND READING LONG PIECES OF CONTENT

People want the information they’re looking for fast and now. People get straight-to-the-point information without needing to read or watch something that takes too much time.

  • MOBILE FRIENDLY
Last but not least, microblogging wouldn’t be as big of a deal as it is right now without the growing trend toward mobile web browsing. It’s too hard to write, interact, and read lengthy blog posts on a smartphone, which is why microblogging goes hand in hand with this newer form of web browsing.
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HOW LONG IS A MICROBLOG?

A microblog is a concise blog post with images, GIFs, links, infographics, videos, or audio clips up to 300 words long. Microblogging sites such as Twitter and Tumblr spread short-form content that can be consumed on the go. In the face of changing consumption patterns for content, bite-sized microblogs are becoming increasingly popular. 

WHAT IS AN EXAMPLE OF A MICROBLOG?

Let’s take a look at this microblog on Instagram below. The person that owns this account does not have a blog or a website. They simply post images with recipes and tips then refer people to their affiliate link in their bio. When someone clicks on the link they are taken to a product and if they buy it the owner of this account will receive an affiliate commission.

microblog example

POPULAR MICROBLOGGING PLATFORMS

You may be using a microblogging website already without even knowing it. As it turns out, short but frequent social posting online is exactly what most people want, given that so many of us browse the web from our mobile devices when we’re out on the go and our attention spans are shorter than ever.

  • PINTEREST

Pinterest is a visual discovery engine for finding ideas like recipes, home and style inspiration, and more. With billions of Pins on Pinterest, you’ll always find ideas to spark inspiration. When you discover Pins you love, save them to boards to keep your ideas organized and easy to find. People love going on Pinterest to shop!

 
  • TWITTER
Twitter is one of the oldest and most well-known social platforms to be put under the “microblogging” category. While the 280-character limit still exists today, you can now also share videos, articles, links, photos, GIFs, sound clips, and more through Twitter Cards in addition to regular text.
 
  • TUMBLR
Tumblr takes inspiration from Twitter but has fewer limitations and more features. You can certainly post a lengthy blog post if you want, but most users enjoy posting lots and lots of individual posts of visual content like photosets and GIFs. 
 
  • INSTAGRAM
Instagram is like a photo journal for wherever you go. Rather than uploading multiple photos to an album the way we used to do via the desktop web on Facebook, Instagram lets you post one photo at a time to show where you are and what you’re doing.

CAN YOU MAKE MONEY MICROBLOGGING?

Yes, but how much you make from microblogging will depend on your skill in building a relationship with your followers and your reputation online in the niche you have chosen. For example, if you’re a chef with a large audience, then your microblogging recommendations on cookware, kitchen appliances, and cookbooks will sell far better than if you’ve just started to build your reputation online as a microblogger.

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HOW DO YOU MICROBLOG?

You will send brief text updates on the area of your expertise. If, for example, you’ve built a reputation as a chef, then you’ll post about recipes. You can also spice up your posts with personal photographs. When you use images, avoid posting stock photo pictures. Instead, use pictures that you personally took. This will make your posts look more like your sharing content rather than pitching a product.

HOW TO START A MICROBLOG

Getting started as a microblogger is pretty straightforward when you follow these 6 easy steps…

STEP #1– Research & pick a niche.

STEP #2– Find products to promote in your niche by joining an affiliate marketing program.

STEP #3– Set up your social media accounts.

STEP #4– Create social media images at canva.com.

Step #5– Grow your social media following.

STEP #6– Promote your affiliate products to your followers on social media.

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Happy Microblogging!

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