I have been active on my social accounts (Twitter and Instagram) for more than a year now and have been asked to share my learnings a few times. So, here are the most important ones that I think one must absolutely follow:
- Avoid Tagging: Kitna tag karoge yaar? Haath nahin thakte kya tumhare?
Take it, people hate to see them tagged often*! They might still like or share (re-tweet) it but that is more of an obligation than a genuine interaction. To me, it looks like a desperate attempt to get some views.
If your content has quality, genuine followers will anyway come and appreciate your hard work. Moreover, why do you want to restrict yourself to only a few people? Let the world see your work!
- Limited Shares: If you come from hibernation, don’t go sharing every new post of everybody you follow!
You might be following thousands of people and want to share their content frequently, but excessive sharing doesn’t do any good. In fact, it irritates your serious followers.
Most of my shares are only when I have read the post, commented on it, and really liked it! That way my audience can be sure that they are looking at a good work that they can read too. I also take a break between shares, so you get a breather too.
- Be Genuine: Read the content before you share it!
Many people resort to blind re-tweets, meaning just share it without even clicking on the link. Many also buy followers or resort to cheap practice of follow-unfollow. What a waste of time!
Why not read few posts/blogs and be genuine to yourself first? After all, you would want to be better tomorrow than you are right now. And think about your audience too while sharing…you have an obligation to them (to provide quality content).
- Be Elaborate: Don’t just write ‘Great post,’ ‘Wonderful pictures,’ ‘Beautiful’ etc on a 500-word post!
I would suggest reading the content and adding your inputs to it. It is better to read less than run across all blogs, adding 2 words to each.
I am glad to have some readers who really add their unique experiences on my travels (especially). It adds to my knowledge too and makes me better every single day!
At the end of the day it is your wish how you want to lead your life. For me, it is not just about numbers…and will never be!