Did You Share That Post To Social Media?

Concept of Social Media

Social media is a beautiful thing. It connects us to one another and it has become one of, if not the most, important medium on the internet today.

If you don’t think so and you are starting a blog, thinking that you are just going to forget about social media, then check out a post by Jeff Bullas on social media statistics where he reveals some astounding facts:

  • One in every nine people on Earth is on Facebook ( This number is calculated by dividing the planets 6.94 billion people by Facebook’s 750 million users)
  • People spend 700 billion minutes per month on Facebook
  • Each Facebook user spends on average 15 hours and 33 minutes a month on the site
  • More than 250 million people access Facebook through their mobile devices
  • More than 2.5 million websites have integrated with Facebook
  • 30 billion pieces of content is shared on Facebook each month
  • 300,000 users helped translate Facebook into 70 languages
  • People on Facebook install 20 million “Apps” every day
  • YouTube has 490 million unique users who visit every month (as of February 2011)
  • YouTube generates 92 billion page views per month (These YouTube stats don’t include videos viewed on phones and embedded in websites)
  • Users on YouTube spend a total of 2.9 billion hours per month (326,294 years)
  • Wikipedia hosts 17 million articles
  • Wikipedia authors total over 91,000 contributors
  • People upload 3,000 images to Flickr (the photo sharing social media site) every minute
  • Flickr hosts over 5 billion images
  • 190 million average  Tweets per day occur on Twitter (May 2011)
  • Twitter is handling 1.6 billion queries per day
  • Twitter is adding nearly 500,000 users a day
  • Google+ has more than 25 million users
  • Google+ was the fastest social network to reach 10 million users at 16 days (Twitter took 780 days and Facebook 852 days)

Those are some awesome facts!  Now are you still going to disregard social media?  I hope not!

My Social Media View

When I first started blogging over 2 years ago, I was really apprehensive about sharing. I would come across a great blog site that helped me with different things, something I now feel that would be worth a share, however, I would not share these bloggers posts because I saw their success, and I saw it as me with-holding a share from these “snooty, better-than-me” bloggers. They already made it, right? Why should I share their post anyway? Shoot, you couldn’t get me to share anything back then! Even today I won’t share your blog because of these reasons

Is This You?

Think about it. Have you ever felt reserved about sharing someone’s post, even though it gave you great information, helped you in some way, or gave you the tools you needed to create a more successful blog?

I see this more often than not. Most people don’t share! I don’t know why, but they don’t!

Remember when you were young and your mother told you to share? Why were you supposed to share when you were young? Because it taught passiveness, empathy, and consideration for others. When you shared your toy with one of the neighborhood kids, more likely than not, they would end up sharing something of theirs with you!

Starting to get the picture?

One of the ways on the road to blogging success is social media sharing! Don’t be like I was! I really hurt myself and my blog by being stingy about sharing on social media sites with other bloggers!

Now I’m not telling you to go off and share every post you see from now on, but have a list of reasons why you should share someone’s post.

Here are some to get you started:

  1. If the post has made you think about something, or made you go, “Hmm, that’s interesting!”-Share It!
  2. If the post has helped you in some way, whether through a question in your head about a certain thing like WordPress plugins, or a question about list building, or perhaps it has helped you better the way you write blog posts, or helped you in some sort of life-situation-Share It! 
  3. If the post has pushed you into some sort of emotion.  In other words if it has made you angry, happy, sad, or depressed.  This means that the writer has written something that has influenced an emotion out of you.  I recently read an article that just made me plain mad, and even though I didn’t agree with him, I shared it because it was powerful writing!

The Benefits of Social Media Sharing

The best thing that you can do for your site and your blog is to visit other sites, leave helpful comments, and share the bloggers posts! Let them know that you have shared their material too! Every blogger loves it when someone writes a great comment and then mentions that they were going to share! Another great way to let them know that you have shared their post is to include their social media I.D. in the share. For instance, if you share their post on Twitter, then do an “@ mention” inside the tweet. This way it will reach them and they will see for themselves. My friend Enstine Muki has a great post on attracting popular bloggers through social media that I recommend you to read too.

In Conclusion

Share and share alike! Use the above-mentioned tips to share someone’s post on social media. Someone was talking to me the other day and they said, “What happens if I share someone’s post, and they don’t share mine?”

The first thing that a great blogger needs to know is this: GIVE.  Stop expecting a hand out. If you keep the mind-set that you want everyone else to succeed, share everyone else’s posts, be mindful of other people’s needs in blogging and do your best to cater and help anyone that you can, and eventually you will become a great blogger!

It’s all in the share! Do your best to share as many posts as you can, and it will come back to you!

My name is Wade Harman. I’m a full time blogger with a degree in Psychology. I show you how to spark an emotional reaction, get people’s attention, and encourage them to take action!

Let me help you drive targeted traffic through social media strategies that I have researched and use myself!

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  1. It’s incredible how Social Media has grown. Those stats above are mind boggling.

  2. The more bloggers I help in retweeting their posts, the more they tweet my posts too. When they tweet my posts, i get more traffic and even new followers. Indeed, there is love in sharng.

  3. Twitter:
    Hey Wade,
    Another powerful social medial article man. I must share this post man. I think my followers need this knowledge.

    thanks for researching and bringing the stats and sharing with us
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  4. No i haven’t share this post till now but i will go for share it because this the right way to protect yourself

  5. Twitter:
    It’s amazing how fast social networks have risen to become a giant in marketing – and as new handheld devices and services are introduced and improved, more and more people are constantly connected. Those are some really impressive statistics. And your attitude regarding not being “afraid” to share is so on point.
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  6. Twitter:
    Facebook now has more than 1 billion users. If anyone can use that user base, his/her blog traffic will increase exponentially to great heights.
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  7. Social media has played a very important role in our society nowadays. There are many things to learn from and I am very much excited to know more. I’ll visit your website from time to time.