Ah, the ever so shameful self-promotion! It is always awkward to promote something as you are just getting started because it is hard for other people to see what you have planned. While you may think your blog is headed for greatness, when you start to promote it, it may look…. Sub-par with a lack of focus or direction. Similar to many of my classmates I would feel awkward promoting my own blog on my own social media pages and therefore need YOUR help in promoting WholesomeHabits! Personally, my favorite social media is Instagram because I think pictures really do say 1000 words. Especially because my blog is primarily visual, it is important to promote it appropriately. With my past experience as a Social Media intern, I am familiar with tracking and analyzing what platforms are beneficial for which promotions. I also began to love the concept of hashtags because they can be used on several different social media platforms. Therefore, I am providing some options and will track which platform rallies the best promotion! On Instagram, I would like you to use the hashtag, #ADayOnMyPlate which was part of a challenge I posed in one of my first blog posts where you show what you have eaten all day long. This is perfect for instagram because it requires pictures! Interactive promotions seem to have a benefit for both parties, where I would be receiving promotion and others would be participating in a fun and unique challenge (maybe in the future there will be a prize associated!) I am not a fan of twitter because I find that your promotions get lost very quickly amongst the millions of other tweets on your newsfeed. At the same time, this may be beneficial if you have someone working for you who can promote your blog all day long. Twitter allows you to post short blurbs very frequently, however some may consider this “spam” and may unfollow you very quickly. On twitter I think it is necessary to have two or more hashtags, again because of how easy it is to get lost in the newsfeed. I would like to see #WholesomeHabits and #HealthyHappyHolistic to be used in order to promote the overarching theme of my blog. So, get on those social media platforms and get promoting! In a few weeks I will check back and see which hashtags and which platforms have been the most successful in promoting my blog! Thank you all for your help and support!