Hi, guys, this is Johnny Ray and I wanted to share this video with you in recognition of breaking through now over 2000 followers.
I love steemit, and wish I had more time to be more active, but am so thankful for the time I do have.
I was one of the lucky ones who sold most of my steem at the high mark about a month or so ago, and I have now re-powered up at these now fantastic low prices. This is something I encourage all of you to do.
I work as a coach and speaker which requires me to make lot of contacts, which is also true for those on steemit who want to expand their base. I thought I would share what works for me - Engagement. Not begging for followers, upvotes, etc. but it more about a true caring about others, and getting to know them.
Asking questions, is good, asking open ended questions is much better.
As an example, leaving a comment like “great photo” is nice, but will not gain you anything, because you gave almost nothing.
Asking question like where was it taken and when, is one step up, naturally.
Adding reactions, like makes you hungry, can hear the waves, or birds chipping, is one higher level.
Sharing emotions, like it minds you of the place you were married, etc. climbs higher.
A true connection is all about the one writing the post. Things like, how did you get into photography, and naming a type of photography that the post writers loves to specialize in is even better. Asking about the story behind the photo also lends itself to a conversation. Yes, letting the post writer know you are truly interested in them as a person will always win over a new connection.
I hope this all makes sense.
Anyway, I do have a new site where I can be reached if you want to talk to a coach, and I would love to get your feedback on this new site as well. It is at https://expertisedirect.com/find-an-expert/sirjohn
I hope to make many more friends here, so don’t be a stranger and connect with me, my old friends as well as my future new friends.
steem on, my friends