You have probably heard this a hundred times.
Write Great comments and your blog will grow
But the problem is, writing great comments is mentally exhausting if you do not know how to go about it.
The number one thing you need to know is that you cannot write a great comment if you don't really know what the post is about.
I recently gained 140 followers in just 7 days, and this happened because I took out time to test this theory before coming out to create a post about It.
I did not want this to be another of those posts promising you what the author did not achieve.
The thing is that people most people want to know the ROI of something before they actually do It.
I see new steemians go off and Post up to 4 posts on their first day and actually get frustrated when the post makes nothing.
If you don't have followers your post won't get read, that means no upvotes and your pending payout is Zero.
You have to go out there and read other peoples post and Engage with them, Follow them if you like what they blog about and there is a high possibility you would get followed If you are engaging.
For those who don't really Know how to make great comments, Read this post i made last two weeks on how to comment in ways that win hearts and builds your blog.
Are You Adding Context To Your Content?
Here is a Story from @kyriacos
I got invited here from a friend. Always enjoyed reading, writing and debating but wasn't getting any rewards for my efforts in other social media platforms.
Steemit allowed me to interact with a community and express my thoughts and at the same time make some money. I argue a lot and have created more enemies rather than friends but If I had a choice I would do the same thing all over again.
There is no higher virtue than owning your own self. Based on my real experience this is how one gets to make real friends.
I am appalled by rhetorics and political correctness since I believe they are the two most detrimental qualities one can have.
Steemit proves that one can express themselves freely and still be able to make it.
@kyriacos was able to grow his blog because apart from publishing content, he actually went out and added context to his content.
So what does context mean and how can it be added?
There are steemians who have been on this platform for more than six months and still they are not experiencing blog growth.
The way forward is pumping out great content on a daily basis and then coming back to reply to comments whether it be questions or just someone bringing an added value to your conversation.
Remember these readers have taken out the time to read your blogpost out of the thousands of post currently on Steemit.
Always have that at the back of your mind and that is a thing you should never take for granted, it shows that you appreciate them.
Building a community is not an instant thing, It takes work. Everybody thinks you are a going to start a show and things are going to magically fall in place and they will become an overnight sensation and sail the seas of the trending page.
Creating a quality post is only one piece of the equation, one percent of bloggers may actually make it by publishing quality content only.
The remaining 99 percent have to put in the work into the community and actually acknowledge that their presence on your blog is not because you are the best blogger or writer but because they want to see what you have to offer them.
The fact that someone took out a few minutes to read this post on a social media site that has over 4000 active blogs daily is something I will never take for granted.
Thank you all for reading.
This blog growth series is my little contribution in making Steemians learn from experienced Steemians about the methods they used in acclerating their blog growth.
This series was inspired by the work of people like @aggroed, @papa-pepper, @surpassinggoogle, @fisteganos and other steemians who are contributing to community growth in their own ways.
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