Hello guys. You are most welcome to yet another episode of interesting tutorial. Yesterday, we learnt a lot from my conversations with @ogochukwu, ain't we? At least prior to yesterday, lots of us don't know the importance of cross commenting. But with what we did yesterday, that is settled now. I want this learning series to be as thorough as possible. So if you do have any questions on any aspect of steemit...including on topics we had treated in the past, do not fail to leave your questions as comments on this blog.
That being said; today, I want us to look at how to maximize the use of resteem ( also known as reblog) feature. As a new steemian, how do you use resteem feature for maximum benefits? Sometimes, when I look at the blogs of some new steemians, I find out that they are laden with so much resteemed articles that it will take a great deal of patience (and efforts too) to get to their own personally authored articles. And some don't even resteem posts, which is not good for your growth also.
So how do you go about this to ensure you drive maximum benefits from this? True, answers to this question are subjective based on individuals views but do take a critical view of the following thoughts of mine; they can be helpful as well...
Don't over resteem in order not to keep your visitors stranded
If you are the type that comment a lot on other persons' blogs...or maybe you are the type that is very active in a community's chat room, it would not be out of ordinary to always have expected visits by those who are interested in rewarding you with upvotes. Now, having to flip through 4 to 5 articles before your most recently updated post could be a great put off; not everyone would have that patience. Two (at most 3) resteems per each blog update is ideal in order not to hide your own posts.
Have a cogent reason to resteem
Most new members visit trending page to resteem posts of popular authors without even commenting on such posts. This is certainly a very naive approach to this program. Personally, I do not resteem ill written posts. Ensure any post you choose to resteem worths it and fits into the standards you set on your blog. Do not resteem tweets or haphazardly formatted posts to protect your image in the eyes of the community.
Resteeming posts feature is used to help the authors of underpaid but exceptionally written articles (or those in dire need of help) to gain more visibility and possibly upvotes. And these are what your visitors have in mind when they upvote such posts. If, however, they decide to take a look at such posts and find any of them to be of inferior quality, that could hurt your reputation in their eyes.
So don't resteem badly written posts just because the author is your friend, sister or brother. Remember, your reputation matters to continue to enjoy patronage.
Use resteem feature as a means of social connection and relationship building
This is another important aspect, and helps a great deal in exposing your articles for a wider audience reach. You can select a few friends (say 5, 6 persons) that you know always churn out quality contents, and form a resteeming club kinda. And then jointly work out and assign days to each and every member on which the post of specific individual must be resteemed by others. Supposing that each member of the 6-person team has a minimum of 1000 followers, by the time the resteem goes round, individual posts of the members will have been exposed to at least 6000 audience.
This concept is good because individual members of the team has different calibre of followers; Mr A may have a dolphin follower while Miss B is being followed by a whale, and so on and so forth. Now, by resteeming the posts of one another, each and every post is given the opportunity of being exposed to both the whale and dolphin followers and therefore stands the chance of possible possible patronage.
For you to utilize this strategy maximally, you must come up with an exceptionally written post on the day your post is to be resteemed. However, don't go about disturbing those you know their followers are far more than yours because they may not listen to you; make your selections within your cadre. But most importantly, hit the ground.
Endeavor to communicate
For you to make effective use of resteem feature, you must communicate. Since this could well be an important instrument of social connection, you must communicate before the connection can exist. Personally, I always inform those I resteem their posts as reply messages on such posts. And most at times, I have gotten surprise visits from such folks. l consider it as a waste of time to just resteem posts and leave. For each post I resteem, I always make sure I leave a comment and sign off with RESTEEMED.
There are numerous approaches to maximizing benefits of using resteem feature, that I cannot possibly cover here but those already discussed are among the most important ones. I hope you find them useful. Paradise awaits us here, goodluck.
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