Hey everyone and welcome to this week’s What the Bleep Am I doing?! A Rebel’s Guide To… This week I’ll be talking about mastering Social Media. Well, at least trying to. No one can truly tame the internet’s unruly beast. But I do have a couple of tips to get you guys started or further in your influencer journey. Because whether you’re a writer, blogger, or even a cosplayer you’re going to have to come up against this fickle thing. But, it’s a lot of information so this will be broken up into a What the Bleep Am I Doing series! With each section as its own little article! So let’s get started, shall we?
Trying to get seen
This is probably the first step in your journey. Plus, it may be—no, it will be the trickiest. Now, it’s not impossible but it will take some time so get ready to become a very patient person. What I can tell you is, simply have patience. Because unfortunately, it won’t happen overnight unless you are extremely lucky.
But there are a few things that make being seen a little bit easier. For example, use the crap out of hashtags. Whatever it is that you are posting, put it at the bottom of your post—this is mainly for Twitter and Instagram by the way, a lot of hashtags that pertain to what you are posting. For example, say you are posting a cosplay of the character Shinsou Hitoshi from My Hero Academia. Some really good hashtags to use for that would be things like this: #Shinsou, #ShinsouHitoshicosplay, #Myheroacademia, #Cosplayer of Instagram. Just to name a few. You can get quite creative and put the different aspects of your post in the hashtags and you could catch a good number of views that way.
I say use hashtags because let’s face it that’s how most of us look for new content on social media through these hashtags. So, using this logic, the more prominent hashtags used, the bigger the chance your post will have of being seen. Simple.
Another thing that helps, well more like two things—but these two basically go hand in hand with each other. Tagging and getting to know other creators in your niche. This I’d like to think is pretty self-explanatory. Get to know the people that do similar things you do, make friends with them, and tag them occasionally in your posts. It’s like a little form of “Hey! Look at this! I think you may like it.” Plus, a little self-promotion never hurt.
Well, that’s all for this first installment of Social Media series. I hope this was some kind of help to all of you. Whether you’re a vet or a newbie with Social Media. And if you have any questions what so ever, feel free to ask!
That’s all for now…
Rebel Fae out!