I have received quite a few new followers over the last few weeks and wanted to get the message out about my #SundayBlogShare Twitter parties – I started it about two months ago and I’ve been delighted with the enormous response that it has received, with hundreds of bloggers participating each week, sharing over 1,100 posts. At the end of December I decided to be a bit more serious about it and registered it with Twubs to my Twitter handle, so the hashtag is now mine! Last Sunday was the busiest yet, with lots of new bloggers joining for the first time.
It’s a simple process – post your blog links to Twitter using the hashtag #SundayBlogShare and enjoy! If you include my Twitter handles (@suzie81blog or @SundayBlogShare) in your post I can retweet it for you too! Your posts can cover any topic and you don’t have to follow my blog or any associated social media accounts. You can participate if you have been blogging for days, months or years and it’s a brilliant opportunity to develop your social networking skills and boost your traffic and following. I have received hundreds of messages from people that saw their traffic increase immediately.
I will remind everyone again each week but here are a few rules for everyone who wishes to participate.
1. #SundayBlogShare is a happy place. Racist, sexist and homophobic propaganda will not be tolerated, and if you disagree with the content of a post it should be done in a polite and respectful manner.
2. Blog posts only. NO Amazon book promos, company promos, music promos, inspirational quotes, newspaper articles, random selfies of you drinking coffee, Justin Bieber fan promotion etc… you get the idea.
3. No pornographic images are allowed.
4. Do not use it as an opportunity to demand follows and retweets from others, but feel free to retweet posts that you like. Be generous with this – the more you retweet, the more likely you will get them in return!
5. Don’t go overboard with the amount that you post… If the Twitter feed is just a list of your own posts, you’re doing it too much. Post a few, spend some time reading and retweeting others and then come back later to post again.
6. Hashtag spamming is not allowed. For those of you who participated last week, you’ll be aware that because of the popularity of the hashtag, there was a high level of spam from people who used it as an opportunity to post hundreds of links within an hour, clearly using the hashtag to spam potential clients. I have contacted Twitter and Twubs, and hopefully the matter has been resolved, but if this sort of thing appears tomorrow I would really appreciate it if you would block and report them. Don’t engage with them, just block and report.
It starts each Sunday morning and will end at midnight. I’m in the UK, so you will need to work out times for whichever country you live in. This may mean that some of you may be participating on Saturday, or going into Monday, but please use the same hashtag…
Looking forward to seeing you there!
You can find me on Tumblr @suzie81blog and I’d love it if you would hop on over to my Facebook page and give it a cheeky ‘like.’ http://www.facebook.com/suzie81speaks
If you would like to follow me on Twitter, my account is @suzie81blog.
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A great idea to share posts. Thanks to Susie for organising . 😊
Thanks so much for the reblog!
This is a really great idea, I love it for helping my blog get out there. But also for finding other really cool blogs. I always love to find new ones to follow.
Thanks Amanda! Really pleased you find it useful!
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Thanks for the reblog!
Amazing idea!! Thanks for this!
great..i ll try it.thanks
Thanks – hope you enjoyed it!
#SundayBlogShare is a great idea, and really helpful for new bloggers like me. Clearly defined hashtag groups are the best way to use the hashtag system. Using generic hashtags just puts your post into a fast-moving black hole; I’m not convinced anyone ever sees them. Incidentally, I didn’t know you could own a hashtag. I will check out Twubs.
Thanks Beth! I don’t own it as such in the same way that I own my domain name – but I registered it to my Twitter account…
This idea sounds amazing! Very helpful for new bloggers like me.
Thanks! Hope you found it useful and you met new people!
Thank you for organizing this! I just shared my blog post. 🙂
That’s great – thank you!
Hi Suzie. This is the first time I participated and it was fun seeing a lot of other blogs I normally wouldn’t have seen. A quick question – After reading quite a few of the posts I’m assuming they don’t have to be written for this? It seems that people put up quite a few of the posts they’ve done in the past week. Is that right, if I wanted to I could submit several older posts? I think I have my answer from reading what others put up, but since you’re the organizer I want to be sure. Thanks!
Hi! Thanks for participating – really pleased that you enjoyed it! You can share any posts from your blog – they don’t have to be created especially for it and they can have been written at any point…
another newbie says thanks – and good to know.
a pleasure to read your share suzie. I may do that sometime. A gratitude for inviting!
You’re welcome any time Arthur – it’s on every week…
i will try this as soon i publish my article. 😀
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Thank you, Suzie for this! I have some new followers as a result.
That’s great – thanks Terri!
Sounds fabulous. I’m going to shoot for next Sunday!
Great! Thanks Karen!
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Yay for #SundayBlogShare! 🙂
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Join the #SundayBlogShare twitter party hosted by @Suzi81blog…
Looks like fun, and I’ll be there too! Read on to find out more….
just reblogged this. Sounds like fun, and I will check it out on Sunday!
Just came across this hashtag today. Sunday mornings just got so much more interesting! So many fabulous blogs to have a look at already and its not even midday! Thank you for for such a wonderful idea!
Thanks Emma! It’s trending so there will be lots of new people for you to meet… Have a great time!
Lovely idea, have used it for my blog and included this post so for those who don’t know about it, I only caught it on a tweet today. Now need to google Twub and find out what that is 😛
Thanks Lainy… Hope you meet lots of new people!
Thanks for this! Just followed your blog! Looks lovely!
Thank you! Lovely to meet you – thanks for sharing your links on Twitter!
Lovely idea.. Suzie thanks for organising.. will have to join in soon.
You’re very welcome any time my lovely!
Thanks Suzie.. 🙂
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