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Writing Tips To Build A Huge Network of Social Media Followers

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Build A Social Media Following Using These Writing Tips:

To build a bigger social media following, the first step is to build a more solid relationship with your core audience. To do this, you are going to have to get more skilled at connecting with them, and the most efficient way to do that is through writing. 

The better you become at writing genuine, authentic content, the more success you will see at building a community around your work.

One of my new year's goals the year that I quit my job was to write more -- enough so I could pay all my bills. That year I published more than blog posts. Here are my writing tips I discovered along the way for anyone looking to build a bigger social following, which could mean a larger email list, social media followers, or a stronger in-person network. 

Be opinionated:

There is absolutely nothing worse than reading or writing content that does not take a stand on anything, does not provide any new insights, and is most likely content you have heard already. Most critical, nobody desires to read this manner of writing, and nobody is going to share it.

When I started writing content about quitting your job, it immediately started to gain traction. Some people loved what I was writing, and there were plenty of people who hated it. They thought I was incorrect, and many of them even wrote me nasty messages. But that is precisely when I comprehended I was on to something. Of course, quitting your job is not for everyone, but my opinion struck a chord, and everyone benefited from it.

Because I was opinionated, my content went viral regularly, especially on Twitter. My genuinely regarded theories resulted in my building an email list of more than, people in two months, and, followers. I could not praise this writing tip enough. 

Be controversial and stand your ground, and you will indeed see an instantaneous response in social media growth. You will gain some haters along the way, but that is also a sign you are doing it right.

When starting to write, quantity matters more than quality:

We have all heard that quality is better than quantity, but when it comes to building a community online, the amount you write helps quite a bit. The more messages that your followers see that resonate with them, the bigger your following will become.

Because I forced myself to write--and, yes, I told myself I could not leave the office before I finished a blog post--I became a better writer. I was more direct and funnier, and I began to learn through engagement what people liked to read.

The challenge with concentrating on quality first is that you frequently never finish writing an article because you are so concerned about the quality of the content. You start second-guessing your content. You start rewriting sentences and paragraphs, and you end up never happy with it, so you don't publish it. Do not get me wrong, writing is writing and rewriting over and over again. Right? Yes and no. You have to know when enough is enough. 

This habit of writing every day is also the reason I wrote a book, which was the catalyst for building my following. When I wrote a post, it went viral. It amassed more than, views in hours, and those numbers for me at the time were massive. I wrote the post in less than minutes.

Because this post went viral, I had proof that I was on to something big. This article was the first piece of content I published that had to do with quitting, and it was obvious that I had hit a nerve. I would have never known to write more about this if it was not for my writing every single day.

Think of your initial blog posts as tests. You are testing the waters to see what people do, and don't like. 

Best of luck with your writing and social media community building, and always remember to be genuine and authentic with your writing. And remember this one thing if anything; people will know if you are passionate about what you are writing. Your audience of readers is not stupid people. In fact, most readers are very smart. They know if you are faking it.