How often do you wish that things would magically happen for you?
- Man, I wish my bed would make itself…
- Wouldn’t it be nice if my laundry was clean all of the time…
- It sure would be wonderful if my meals would just appear whenever I’m hungry…
- Boy oh boy would it be cool if everyone on Twitter followed me all at once!!
All of these things have one thing in common… they’re not going to happen!
This week we’re going to have a little lesson on being PROACTIVE. Let’s do this by learning to water our Social-Media-gardens and letting them grow!
1. Post Fresh Content Daily
If content is king, then consistency is the key. By posting fresh content everyday you are giving your readers a reason to come back time after time. The idea is to keep the things you share topic based. For instance, if you’re always posting “Celebrity Gossip” then you probably shouldn’t randomly share information on the “Financial World and Stock Exchange.” Not that it’s going to hurt you, but chances are it won’t help.
2. Schedule Content Ahead of Time
This might be seen as cheating a little bit in the Social Media world since everything is supposed to be right this minute and happening now. However I find that scheduling your Tweets and Facebook posts can really help on those busy days when you might otherwise forget. Many studies have been done to determine what the optimal times to post content for each platform are. If you apply those and find the right service to schedule content (I use Hootsuite) then you’re golden!
3. Actively Build New Connections
One of the biggest lessons we learned in preschool was to make friends. How did we do that? Usually by SHARING! Back then it was sharing our toys; nowadays it’s by sharing someone’s content and tagging them in it. Remember everyone likes to receive “props” and they’ll most likely share those “props” which in turn is free advertising for you to all of their followers. Ba-da bing, ba-da BOOM! (See example of sharing below…)
Your turn! How are you PROACTIVE on your accounts?
Let us know in the comments below!