How to increase your following with honest techniques.
I have been writing seriously for six months. I learn something new every day and I love it. Blogs are a place to read as well as write. It is like strawberries and ice cream you can’t have one without the other.
Over the months I have moulded my techniques for my personal needs. With this advice, you can start to mould your writing to suit your routine and life.
With these simple techniques, you will make your follower count sore.
1) Content Is Everything
Ever looked back on your early posts and crawled under the sofa in shame. We have all been there. The more you write the more you improve. Of course, your early work is bad, you have evolved and improved.
Consistent, quality writing gets you more followers.
Respect your followers enough to give them quality posts that engage them.
Whether you post twice a week or daily, ensure you are giving the best possible example of your work.
2) We are always learning
Every single day I learn something new. I don’t shut myself off to advice. I read every article I can, on a range of subjects.
Life should be a learning experience.
Read all the subjects you write on. Never turn yourself off to new information. Even the most successful writers are still learning. Don’t read for content but, study format. What attracts you to posts? Would this format attract your followers?
3) Follow responsibly
On several social media platforms, I have tried a follow for a follow system. I’m here to tell you it doesn’t work. All it succeeds in doing is putting irrelevant rubbish into your feed. To gain followers you need, to be honest.
Follow people who interest you.
Look at their profiles and interact with their content. Be an honest follower.
However, I prefer my method. If you like one of my posts, I will look at your profile. If I like what I see, I follow you. I then bookmark a couple of your posts, to read at a convenient time. I make sure I interact with what you have written, so you know I exist. Whether people follow me back or not is completely up to them. I have, however, introduced myself to a new writer.
4) Pick your outlets carefully
Be selective with the other outlets you write for.
You can increase your following by writing for some of the bigger websites. This is the easiest way to put your work in front of a large audience. People who wouldn’t normally be exposed to your work, now are. However, there is also an argument for writing for smaller websites. These will have fewer people writing for them. Your work will stay on their front page longer.
Do you want to be a small fish in a big pond or a big fish in a small pond?
5) Comment and Interact
Like all social media commenting on posts will get you noticed and help build followers. These should be intelligent, well thought out comments. Show you have read the authors article to the end and then add your opinion.
Sometimes ‘nice post’ is enough for a comment but, not enough to gain followers.
Through this approach, you can build some genuine friendships and support networks. People are genuinely supportive. They offer support and advice.
Essential whatever or wherever you write make sure you make it work for you. Your writing is individual and so should your style.
Once you show your personality people will follow you.
How do you use your website to your advantage?