Looking to get more involved in the world of social media this New Year? If you’re not already active in the social media sphere, it may seem pretty daunting at first.
Here are a few ideas to get you started interacting in the social networking universe.
Q: How can I get more people to interact with me on social media?
Well the first step is to interact with them, plain and simple. “Liking” a picture, commenting on a blog post, or re-tweeting a story so that the people in your networks can see what you’re reading are all great ways to begin your transition into social media. Later, other people will return the favor by posting your material. You can also start conversations by asking questions or answering them on Twitter and Facebook. If you want to get people to interact with you, you gotta interact with them first.
Q: How can I get people to like and share more of what I post?
Post interesting and relevant material! Yes, people love cute animals and funny videos, but if that is all you post, many people will disregard your feed, as they’ve probably already seen it a hundred times before. Have some variety between posts. Original content is also always good! If you make your own videos or write your own blog, put it out there for people to see.
Q: Where can I find info on all the newest social media news?
A: Tons of places! Sites like Mashable and TechCrunch post content all day that often has to do with social media and the Internet in general. Try following important people or news sites (like NY Times or Huffington Post, which both have subject-specific profiles) because they will often have the information available before it has become big news.