Before we dive in, it’s important to understand right away that the social media platforms bloggers need are the social media platforms that you, the individual blogger, feel most comfortable navigating on a regular basis. Because consistency is key. It’s near impossible to gain a social media following and grow your audience without consistency and that only comes when you are passion about what you’re doing. So the below platforms are necessary but only if you’re going to give it your all. You don’t necessarily have to be on every social media platform, but it’s in your best interest to have a presence on all of them and update them all periodically while finding the one or two of those platforms that will be your main source of enjoyment and interaction.