When I fist got started on Steemit it was hard to get attention on my blogs until I started doing this. This is a secret of mine, but I want to share to help others grow. I share a lot of tips and tricks, but the "Steemit Secrets" series is going to reveal my very best tricks for helping you grown. Now on to the first secret.
How To Get The Attention Of Whales
When I first arrived at Steemit, I realized very quickly that I needed the attention of the more established Steemonians to succeed. I knew the only way to do that was to get myself noticed and put myself in situations to succeed. So here is how I did it.
I spent my first two weeks reading and replying to people rated over 50. The ratings of each member is beside their names in a circle. The higher the rating, the more experience and value that person has. I simply found about 20 people that I really liked their content and that were ranked 50+ and I replied to their daily posts each day.
I didn't just target people with 60+ because I know that the people in the 50 range will grow into more valuable Steemonians and I could build a relationship now with a lot of them, and then grow with them as time goes on.
Now I put a lot more work into the newer people to help them out, but at first I almost exclusively read the content of the successful people on here. I would go to the hot or trending section and look at tags that interested me. I would scroll down the page and find people who were seeing the success I wanted and I clicked on their blog.
I created a list of people that I would go and check out their posts each day. Then when I got to their posts, I read them and gave an honest and thoughtful response.
Just by engaging with them every day for two weeks got me noticed by a lot of bigger voters. I would just comment and reply. I didn't ask for anything. I never once asked them to check out my posts or follow me. I just gave great feedback and did it consistently. Even now I go and post and reply and I don't ask for anything, that is important and the key to making this work.
I just engaged and they took notice and most of them have returned the favor one way or another. Some are very loyal supporters of mine and have really helped me grow, but it was natural. I never faked it, it which is very important. I am genuinely interested in the people I picked to follow and respond to.
Sometimes I would write a paragraph responding to a post. It takes a long time. I spent hours and hours following and responding to the top people. It has to be an authentic answer to work. Whales will sniff out anyone trying to get a leg up, so you have to be interested and invested.
There are a few that never took notice, but many did and it has helped immensely. They took notice because I was honest and cared about their content and their stories. Being authentic and not asking for anything is how you make this work.
The other part of this secret is, I also learned what is successful on Steemit. By reading the posts of successful people on here, I saw all the different things that people are doing and learned a lot about what I needed to do in my posts. I saw what headlines worked and which ones didn't do as well. After a week or so, I saw how they presented their blogs, their timing and the things that made them successful. It made me a better Steemonian.
You can do it as well. Go find a few whales that put out content regularly and engage with them. Be honest and don't ever ask for anything. If you do a good job, they will notice you and some will start supporting you.
If you do this regularly, and you are honest and give good replies and don't ask for anything it will work. 100% guaranteed, but you have to put in the time. Steemit is tough sometimes, and you have to put in the work.
I hope that helps. Look for more blogs about the secrets of my early success. Let me know your thoughts below and if you have had any other techniques that have served you well.
Thank you for reading and I really appreciate each one of my followers. You all rock! Good luck, go get noticed and Steem on.