How to Increase Your Twitter Traffic With #SundayBlogShare

Twitter traffic and SundayBlogShare

In November 2014 I started a hashtag – #SundayBlogShare – that allowed bloggers to share their links and meet new people. It was not a new idea, I had been participating in similar link ups hosted by other bloggers throughout the year, but I found it to be really useful when networking and getting my posts out to a wider audience.

Over the last year it has become one of the biggest blog-sharing link ups of the weekend on Twitter (to my knowledge anyway), with hundreds of bloggers around the world sharing thousands of links each Sunday, and it now trends on a weekly basis.

I’m still in awe of how much it has grown, and I’ve been lucky to have found wonderful new blogs that I follow on a regular basis.

Want to join #SundayBlogShare? The instructions and guidelines are simple:

Tweet your blog links 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, although please note I reserve the right not to and won’t be able to do every single one. 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.

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. These will be immediately reported for spam.

3. No pornographic images are allowed and if the content of your blog focuses of erotica, please don’t use graphic words in your descriptions when promoting your post.

4. Do not use it as an opportunity to demand follows and retweets from others, but  IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU READ and retweet posts that you like. Be generous with this – the more you READ and retweet, the more likely you will get them in return! Similarly, do not use it as an opportunity to send me your links throughout the week – I am not a RT account and the link up only happens on Sundays…

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 over the last few months, 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 today 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…

Want to meet WordPress bloggers through Twitter? Leave your Twitter name in the comment section below so others can find you easily!

Looking forward to seeing you there! Feel free to invite your friends, reblog, tweet and spread the word across your social media networks!

You can find me on Twitter and Tumblr @suzie81blog and I’d love it if you would hop on over to my Pinterest page http://www.pinterest.com/suzie81speaks, my Instagram http://www.instagram.com/suzie81speaks and my Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/suzie81speaks

68 thoughts on “How to Increase Your Twitter Traffic With #SundayBlogShare

  1. Helpful post, Suzie, although I don’t know what to do with my random coffee drinking selfie now! 😜 Love your hashtag and have found so many great new blogs to follow. Thanks 😊 *calls Justin to tell him our coffee selfie is a no go*

  2. The #sundayblogshare is a great hashtag. I’ve been introduced to several great blogs because of it, and met loads of fellow bloggers on twitter. It’s great fun, so many thanks for setting it up and organising every Sunday.

    I’d love to find new wordpress bloggers to follow especially book blogger/writerly types. Come and visit me @novelchronicle.

  3. Funny how Macs always make for a better photo isn’t it? Bugs me since I work with PCs and can’t ever find a pretty PC photo. Oh and well done with the blogsharesunday thing 😉

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  5. Hi Suzie. Been away for a while, but what a great way to get back into the swing of things and see what others are doing. You’ve grown since I’ve been here last! @julieweigley

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  7. Aw, this is such an ace idea! I’ll be joining in next week when I’m home for sure.

    I’ve been doing a fortnightly round up of blogs I follow starting Autumn last year – would that be eligible for the hashtag? It’s 5 blogs featured in one post talking about what they/their sites are about, zero to do with me. No problem if not, just wanted to be sure and not misuse it 🙂

  8. I love SundayBlogShare. I’ve read some really interesting blogposts (and some dreadful ones, but we won’t go there) as a result of joining in. I’m saddened by the people who just retweet without reading the posts in the hope of being retweeted themselves. Not only are they missing out, but they’re not fooling anyone.

    Keep up the good work. Today I’ve discussed growing vegetables, 18th century English monarchs, writing and exercise for the over 50s – and I was out for most of the day.

  9. I guess I’d better apologize right away. I read the first half of your site and got excited so I developed a display for my novel without reading the rest. Hence, now that I finished reading your post -I apologize. It was never my intention to go against your rules -it just didn’t occur to me you would be against such a thing.
    Dee Vaal

    • It isn’t that i’m against it, it’s just that the hashtag is for bloggers to share their links and i know that if amazon links were allowed then authors would completely take over and not share aything of anyone else’s – I’ve seen it happen loads of times.

  10. Now, I’ve read through the comments and see it is allowed without Amazon links. I didn’t include an amazon link -it what I put on there acceptable? If not, I can change it.
    Thanks
    Dee Vaal

  11. Hi Suzie,
    I love #SundayBlogShare and frequently use it. I have discovered some new great blogs through this. Many of which I now follow and enjoy reading their new posts. It has also helped me gain more views and followers. So thank you, Chloe.
    https://pinkiebag.com

  12. Thanks for your efforts Suzie! I haven’t used the hashtag for a while but will get back into it. Always find interesting reads. My Twitter handle is @wonderwomandebz

  13. Hi, sorry I’m new to this, I’ve only recently joined twitter. Is the sundayblogshare tag only for blog posts made on a Sunday? I’d love to share something I think many indie authors would like to know but I wrote the post during the week and don’t want to go breaking any rules. Btw its a great tag I’ve already found some great new blogs to follow and have been retweeting them 🙂

  14. As one of the first bloggers I subscribed to, as well as being one of the first to subscribe back to me, I am very grateful that Suzie provides these social sharing opportunities for people.
    I’ll be sure to participate through twitter as well as taking a look through the other bloggers here. Thank you.

  15. I love blog share hashtags. #sundayblogshare is great for discovering interesting bloggers, tweeters and posts. I love it when I have time to sit down and read all the blogs. Like my blogging, I don’t join in every week but when I do, I always find someone new to start following. Thanks Suzie X

  16. I don’t do many group things, as you know, but this is a good one I’ve seen for some time. It’s a great way to spread your posts around for new bloggers, and even some old ones. 👍🙂

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