Over the past few months I have made it my goal to increase my social media presence. Back in November when I decided I was going to start putting my all into my blog, I knew that one of the main things I had to do was to increase my followers across all of my social media platforms, mainly Twitter and Instagram. Fast forward three months and I have finally hit 1000 followers on twitter, and my Instagram followers are growing at a decent speed! So I thought I would share a few tips with you all.
This is one of the most ignored, yet it is the most important. The best way to grow followers on any platform is to be active. I’m not saying that you have to live on your social media, but if you go a few days with out going onto a platform, you should expect a drop in followers.
Engage with people
On twitter, the best way to do this is through twitter chats and by replying to peoples tweets. Search hashtags such as #thegirlgang and answer people questions. Retweet people. I can’t tell you how many times somebody has followed me back after I’ve retweeted one of their promotional tweets. On Instagram you have to comment, comment, comment. Search through hashtags that you use and comment on pictures in it. And by a comment, I mean a genuine comment, not just ‘nice pic’.
Join comment pods
Ok so this one only applies to Instagram and blog posts, but if you have the time then definitely join a comment pod! I’m currently in three comment pods and I’m thinking of joining another. Basically, when you post a picture, you share it to the group and everyone goes and comments and likes, and you do the same.
Tweet out your links
Obviously this doesn’t help you grow your twitter, but it really does help grow your other platforms! Tweet out your links for your instagram, blog, pinterest, etc, and let people know where they can find you!
So there you have it: tips for growing your social media presence. Keep in mind I am not an expert, but I’ve honestly done more in the past few months for my social media presence, than in the first 3 years of blogging, so I thought I would share.
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