There’s no simple solution to gaining a social media following. I can’t even say I’ve gathered up a large following myself. But I’m growing and like to consider myself as ‘a work in progress’.
Numbers don’t mean everything to me, although it’s always nice to have a good group of people to showcase your latest post to. But opting for bots is never the solution. 10 interactive followers will always be better than 100 inactive ones. Always remember quality over quantity. So here’s some of the things I’m doing which I believe to help my socials grow and attract a few new lovelies:
Setting Weekly Plans & Goals
This is probably my most effective way of raising my social media following and only requires a little extra effort each day. Every Sunday, I set out my weekly planner and write down all the goals I’d like to achieve by the same time next week. These usually include how many posts I’d like to get up and the numbers I’d like to reach. After this, I’ll write down all the Blogger chats I’d like to participate in and set reminders to do things such as comment on at least 2 posts per day. I’d really recommend giving this one a go one week.
Adding Hashtags To My Social Media Posts
Hashtags are great for attaching to your posts, especially on twitter and Instagram. Some of the ones I commonly use are #bbloggers, #GRLPWR and #Blogginggals. Not only are these great for getting your posts to reach other timelines but they are also really great for scrolling through and finding new blogs/posts to read.
Being An Active User
Overall, I think one of the best ways to grow your followers on any social media site is simply to be an active user. By liking, commenting, replying and retweeting you’re getting yourself out there in to new timelines and conversations and letting your followers know that you’re still an active user.
None of the above are an overnight solution to gaining hundreds and hundreds of followers but as long as you’re happy with the ones you have then you’ve just gotta keep going.
I’d love to know if you have any other tips and get a little discussion going on in the comments.