From the guy who got V is for Vector 35,000 followers in 6 months
- You’re not posting for you, you’re posting for them.
Let’s say you’re a butcher. You post beautiful cuts of meats, maybe even some recipes. Then one day you see a beautiful sunrise so you decide to share it on your account. DON’T! Your followers are following you because they are interested in meat. They DO NOT like you. Neither are they interested in your life. They liked and followed you because you posted something they were interested in: meat & recipes. Simple as that. Therefore, please DO NOT post your super cool organic dinners, your cat, or even a crushed soda can that looks just like you. THEY WILL UNFOLLOW YOU. Pick one category (meat & recipes) and don’t post anything else. Try it and you’ll thank me.
- If they can’t find you they can’t follow you.
Use hashtags, lots of them. Make sure they’re relevant but post a lot. That’s how people who like the type of things you post can find you. Consider it like advertising or SEO; its goal is to get people to your page. Once they are there, if they like what you are posting they will follow you. So to all those who like to use the “I don’t hashtag; if I’m good they’ll follow” argument, stop being lazy. If they can’t find you, they can’t follow you, no matter how good you are.