Wooow! ANOTHER THOUSAND FOLLOWERS in just Two Weeks! And how you can do it too! My SteemIt Guide To Success! 😉

in #life4 years ago (edited)

A couple of weeks ago I was writing about how excited I was that I had just gotten to 1 thousand followers.  Today I logged in and saw that I now have over 2 thousand followers!  That's absolutely amazing, it's gotta be a record or something!  It took me a year to get the first thousand followers, but only two weeks to get the second thousand.

I'm not writing this to brag though, I want to thank everyone who's following me.  I promised that I would share how I did it, so here it is.

My SteemIt Guide To Success

The most important thing I can express is to participate, don't give up, don't take a break from steemit.  Keep at it and be persistent.  And you should do more than just writing articles, you need to vote and comment on other people's articles too.

You should be voting like crazy, you're allowed to vote once every 3 seconds at the most.  Try to vote as much as you possibly can, especially for new content.  When you get your vote in before the crowd on a popular article then you get a bonus in your curation rewards.  Also, a lot of people are just happy to receive your vote and sometimes they vote or follow you to return the favor.

Commenting on other peoples posts is great too because it gets your name out there for more people to see.  There's actually a psychological thing to building rapport with people, the more they see your name or your opinion, the more familiar they feel about you.  And that can lead to making new friends as well as getting more votes and followers.

I've heard different theories about when are the best times and days to post articles, but I really believe that posting at different times on different days is the best way because then you will reach a larger audience of people who are online at different times.  It's easy to over-think it though, so I'm not sure if the timing really matters.

When writing your articles try to include a call to action near the end of your article.  A call to action is when you ask for votes, or comments, or followers and things like that.  It's important to include this in your articles because that's what reminds people to take the time to click that vote button and things like that.  I know it seems obvious, but some people just don't vote so much and need to be reminded to vote.  Like I said before, voting is essential, it's not just for curation points, it also gets you more followers when you vote more often.

In fact, here's my call to action, if you followed me because I voted for you then please leave a comment below to prove how important voting is.  You can comment for any reason, of course.  But I really think that a lot of people just don't vote often enough.  Maybe it's none of my business how much you vote, but I will say, it's important to vote.

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Hey anomly, your philosophy sounds not only good but logical. And it works too because I came here because you welcomed me and upvoted me on my introduction post. So of course I am following you now lol.
But hey, it lead me to this article and got some great advice.

I can see from reading a coupe of your posts that you are rather adapt at programming. I do have some friends who are programmers and they are great guys to be around. However, even after all the numerous hours I have spent with them, I have never learned anything about the mysterious world of code. But one thing I will say, I am sure extremely grateful that we have those who can. Cheers ;)

👍👍👍 upvoted indeed

Interesting, i've been trying to get my content to be seen but it appears that it goes down in the feed very fast it becomes invisible. Will try this for sure!

U should be number one to comment

do you mean i should be the first to comment on my post?

Hi Eliashanna. Keep trying and growing. Never give up. :) Also, Btehki Arabi?

Hi Nideo, yes behki Arabi. i'm Lebanese, and you?

Oh nice!!! Ana kaman! I am Syrian-American living in Los Angeles! Nice to meet you. I used to go to Lebanon when I was a kid all the time and loved it! :)

That must be cheating my friend :)

indeed a great post for new beginners! thank you !

NEW beginners? What about old beginners?

You got one more follower mate. ;)
I post crypto related news almost everyday. Take a look.

I like that you said what you do in your comment.

Ooic. See your page

Upvoted and followed u!
This information is important for me and for other people (I think). :)
Thank's for sharing!

OUTSTANDING! People should vote up articles that are helpful. Many people will follow the whales on this platform, but when you find excellent articles by new folks... great! Do not follow the money, follow the great content that is provided here on SteemIT!

We may all learn something new. Is not what this platform is all about?

Have a great week everybody and steem on!

Well spoken sir. I am new here, and I enjoyed reading voices like yours. I believe this community has the potential to set an example for the new world, and if we encourage quality over quantity, then we are just reacting to the last scarcity based system. Follow your heart, and the money will come. Please keep participating!

I couldn't agree more @sargento. It's good that this kind of mindset prevails over others. Can't we just have fun learning, appreciating and helping one another with the power of words and not necessarily getting paid by it...

Truly a wake up call man, if we want a positive revolution in this platform. Shalom @sargento

So I've followed you, upvoted you and resteemed you.

Personally, I dislike these:
"Follow me."
"Read my blog"
"Upvote me and I'll upvote you"
Messages. Then again, I'm English and we see this as Bad Form lol.

I agree; I felt the same way about people asking me to do it. I feel a sense of responsibility on SteemIt to reward good citizenship and effort. Rewarding begging will just turn this community into a large pool of beggers who crowd out the true powerful potential of the platform as a vehicle to transform global culture.

Exactly, nothing spells desperation and don't follow me like asking for followers and likes. If someone genuinely wants to, they will, and they'll probably actually like your content for its substance.

Great advice, lets be active and social, it's easy. Why make billions when we can make millions!

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All this because you upvoted my last post Thank You anomaly -
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an a Upvote would be nice

Yup! You just voted for me. No comment though... :(
Gonna go check out your other blogs. See if you're worth a follow!!
Loving the advice. Thank you so much for that, it's super helpful

I can't thank you enough for voting on my posts. Now I was kind of under the impression that we shouldn't ask for votes, follows, etc. I don't think I have put a "call to action" on any of my posts. But now that you mention it maybe I should.

Thank you for being so active! I wanted to ask.. when does one go from being a minnow to the next level up? Which honestly I am not sure what the next level up is even called but... I was just curious.

I love that we can see our progress and that is a big motivator for many people.

Great question, I'm interested in the answer to that too.

Wow, congrats! I was super happy when I just hit 250 the other day...
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Great post!! Essential reading! Many thanks @anomaly. Yes, I also think people are afraid to vote too many times in case it will reduce their voting power.
I don't care about the timing or other details so much. I just vote when I see a good post that I like. This will at least tell the writer of my appreciation. I hope other people will do the same, so that this will be a really supportive and positive community. Must resteem too!

Cheers.

Whatever you wrote is correct. After some people go to the height, forget the small. On some sort of comment. No reply to that comment, I vote every day every day. But some people do not vote for me. I have written something wrong. So forgive me for that

I'd like to say congratz! I'm new here on Steemit and I thank you for this post! Cheers and happy blogging!

Thanks, @anomaly, for this informative article. I am new here, and I am making it my mission to upvote content which has helped me, encouraged me or made me laugh. I also love to upvote comments. Why not be generous and encouraging to everyone possible. It can be discouraging to feel like you are all alone, and nobody is listening. I think that it is especially nice to take the time to reply back to everyone who takes the time to talk to me with either an upvote and a reply comment or at least an upvote. Of course, I don't upvote rude comments, but I do reply to even those people. Maybe a kind word will help that person realize that they have value, and can go beyond spamming or rudeness. Cheers to you! Upvoted and following you!

Yes, I too came here because anomaly upvoted a post of mine. And every vote helps.

While I spend a lot of time doing content-creation and uploading my posts, I get relatively few upvotes and only occasional, minor rewards. However, I keep plugging away, since the future rewards are so promising.

Also, I try to spend a certain amount of time each day upvoting and commenting. Hopefully that activity will also pay off in future rewards.

In fact, today I bookmarked (in a separate folder) about 20 different Steemit feeds. Each day, I intend to read through the trending posts on each feed, looking for posts that interest me and that I can comment on. It may take a bit of time, but it will be interesting, as well as time well spent.

nice post! thanks for upvoting my post @rizwankhan
I always upvoted back my friends.here I am upvoting back.hope you will like this.

I've read your articles from line to line as well as from paragraph to paragraph. honestly I still lack the science of writing let alone express ideas to others. sometimes there is a very important thing I want to say but because of the limitations of science makes me discourage to convey it. I also still do not understand once about how to invite or make people want to follow me. all day from last night I always open you tube or articles of people about steemit so I can understand a little bit. but I also need to be able to direct knowledge through sharing directly or following every meeting. I hope you who have been in steemit first can share the interesting experience about what is steemit. thanks.

Congratulatios, thanks for voting my poem

Great job! New to this so still searching how it all works. Thnx for sharing your enthusiasm!

You should be voting like crazy, you're allowed to vote once every 3 seconds at the most. Try to vote as much as you possibly can, especially for new content.

This is not really a good tactic, especially after HF19. Your voting power is important and with very little voting power your curation will be almost nothing.

Stickin to around is 11 (100% upvotes) a day is the sweet spot to keep you above 80% voting power.

thank for voting my post today ; i followed you and upvoted and now comment your article ; thank for sharing experience ; because sometimes you don't know if there logical thinks ; and sometimes you ask yourself shall i continue on steemit when you see your posts with no comment ; no upvote and 0.00

So true on including a call to action, have to leave people with some tangible next steps!
Thanks for the tips and nice handle @anomaly ;)

Do you think following a lot of people will help as well?

you have written an Inspiring post. Your entire post is a call to action. I am sold. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Upvoted and followed.

Thanks for voting on my first article on steem! Indeed its really important that the community contribute to the success of others, its not just me, its "WE" now! https://steemit.com/love/@katehuynh/trust-and-surrender-the-history-of-how-our-second-baby-came-to-this-world

Hi @anomaly I'm still new on Steemit and learning something new on this platform and from the community daily. I am commenting because you kindly upvoted one of my post thank you I will be following you too. Great post also needed.

hey man , solid advice. I'm new to this and i'd love to build up a following for my photography and art to reach a wider audience. thanks for upvoting my pyschedelic art post. I'll be posting more stuff daily if you want to see more. PEACE

Great post. Thank you for sharing.
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Great post!! Brilliant info and thanks for upping my posts! <3

So correct interesting information u shared with us it's necessary to upvote and reply to others post @anomaly
Thanks @krpawarssc

this was definatly a post worth reading thnx mate upvoted followed and resteemed

Great article thanks for sharing!

Hi anomoly, great article, It does work. I followed you because you voted for one of my first posts. Will begin to adopt this method.
Thanks.

I like this post from you. i don't think i will remind anybody for an upvote, but other than that .. i am with you. i am your new follower! see you around! :-)

Thank you for your support. This is good information for me. Very interesting. Thanks for sharing. I also hope to have a lot of followers.

bro now I started follow u.. as a new I need some support also

Congratulations and thanks for guidance

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I found you because you upvoted my post today. I upvoted and read a couple of yours and now I am a follower too! Thanks for the great post!

Such a great and helpful post. Besides the aspect of voting and giving comments is good because through that, we can express ourserlves and exchange thoughts amd increase friends.
I vote..steem..follow...
Lets help each other.

You up voted me so I came to see ...UpVote and Following.

Sir,I think you are right ,ur each every point is Inspirational.Thank you.
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good day ♥ thank you for your continous support, i so appriciate it :D ♥♥♥♥ have voted this post and wold love to see new posts from you & il vote :D ♥♥♥

Hi we have followed each other and dropped a strong up vote on your post just now your right people should vote more just remember to not vote too late like from my understanding 7 days is too late. again thank you for this helpful post and steem on.cheers.

I post Food related recipe almost everyday. upvote for an upvote

True am about to follow u because you voted me and i took out time to view your profile because you voted me thanks for the info please follow back thatnks

you have no idea how good it feels to wake up every morning knowing you are mine and I am yours."" Good Morning friend"

Great post :-)

Great content and hard work will always be rewarded and you have both. Here's to your next 1000

Great...
Just follow n upvote please
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woop woop this is awesome! congratulations!

I like this post, you have my vote, by the way,
thank you for stopping by and voting on one of my post
really appreciate it.I started following you @mannyfig1956

I follow you because you commented one of my posts. Then I went to see who you are and what you write about. And it looks so good so I had to follow you. Thanks.

Very nice advice...

Thanks a lot

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@anomaly
Congratulations,
thank you for sharing.

I thank you for the encouragement. Not doing this for upvote or other. It is a good information for the most of us

Nice shere sir..

Thanks for you vote..

Thank you, it's really important tips. I like it

I am new to Steem. Thank you for your recent Upvote. I appreciate the support.
Wishing you a very lovely day.

Blessings,
The Pretty Soul

These ideas are really successful! One thousand is a huge figure. Congratulations!

Thanks for this @anomaly! I was quiet skeptical about voting because there were comments, posts and even blogs causing confusion on this. I believe you. And why not? You've just gained a thousand followers! I'm going commenting and voting crazy now!

Congratulations @anomaly, And thanks for sharing.

Truly inspiring and thank you sir!
And thank you for information and your support!
Really appreciate it!
I will reshare this post

Wow you are amazing! Hope I could reach that number of followers too hehe!

you deserve it. keep it up. . please do follow me and upvote me also. thanks and more powers.

keep on, I am following you

but the vot with steempower weak does meananything!

Again, good article & information! Thanks, namaste :)

Congrats on hitting 2000 followers! I'm slowly building up my Steemit as well!

Success by any means?...
There is a contradiction in proposing that publications should be quality content, and on the other hand some propose to vote, and others make them "like crazy" (from 1 upvote every 3 seconds). It is assumed that also feedback must be of quality, right? ...

Now for example, I entered this post because you voted my post yesterday (the only vote in the first 17 hours, and maybe in the whole life ...), thinking me that the post interested you at least. But now I suppose maybe you have not even read it.

I now raise this in a post, the title is: "Feedback on Steemit: also quality (not just content)", and with "steemit" and "blog" tags.

Regards.

PS: Sorry for "my" English (w/ Google Translator)

I love this. Good info ♥

This is a great article ~ concise and simple. If everybody followed your advice this platform would push STEEM to the top of the charts! And it only makes good sense for Steemians to follow, after all, it's in all of OUR best interest!

I want to thank you for following my posts and I'm glad I caught this one of yours! Re-steeming for others fer sure!

Great job! New to this so still searching how it all works. Thnx for sharing your enthusiasm!

Interesting post. Following and upvoted and thanks again for following! :)

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Thank you for sharing....your writing is a guide to all new steemian like me..want to survive here....

Congratulations on all those followers - that's some good going!!

Thanks man)))) I follov you after your votes in my blog xD

awesome article, I'm new and have been amazed at my progress. thank you for this info. I resteemed this one, followed and upvoted. cheers and congratulations @anomaly

Fantastic... upvoted and followed

Excellent info!

great tipps, thank you

Good information. Thank you ;)

That is absolutely true. You just upvoted me, thank you for that. This is the reason I went to your account. Now I read your article and upvoted you too. This is how you grow and I am learning from you. It works for me too!

Sorry! I have long don't see your writing
Thank you, this is very interesting

Thank you for the insight1 Maybe one day I can find my way to 2k followers. I will be using your tips in my future blogs :)

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I agree completely, and as a new Steemian, thank you for posting this valuable content. It has given me some great insight about a number of things, namely, the 3-second rule. I didn't know that, so thanks!

You are so right, and be sure to make all comments relevant and authentic as you can, making you a real person is so important, but i know you understand that well,just found you and now following you, plus upvoted as well