Have you ever had to read a social media post and then find yourself rushing to the comments? Sometimes because you want to know what other people think about the post, right?
It’s also possible that you don’t fully understand what the post is about and believe that the caption will explain it better and the comments will provide a more robust interpretation. Does that describe you?
Have you ever read comments and noticed one that stood out to you, made a lot of sense, got you thinking, or made you laugh, and decided to like the person’s comment and quickly check out the person’s profile?
And in some cases, you probably clicked on their follow or subscribe button.
Why? Because you were impressed and believe that by following the person, you will receive good content from them, correct?
What if you made the comment?
Take note that if you’re smart enough, you’ll realize that this technique goes beyond simply growing your online community. You could meet clients and close deals that would forever change your business. Examine my lips. FOREVER!!!
Let’s get started.
6 Ways Comments Can Help You Grow Your Social Media
1. Recognize the psychology:
If you can’t relate to the scenario described at the start of this article, run it by a couple of people and get solid responses from them. Understanding how the human mind works when interacting with social media is the simplest and most important part of this technique.
2. Examine your social media platforms:
You don’t want people to follow you through your comments only to end up on your page, where they see designs that make you look confused about life. Or they arrive on your page and find little to no content that will keep them there for more than 4 seconds. First and foremost, social media optimization exists. That is to say, your page positions you well for what you offer and who you want to attract to your page. Amen?
Allow your content, or at least the majority of it, to be evergreen. This means that the content should still be relevant and provide some kind of value long after you’ve posted it. Some people like to stay on one page, checking your videos and quotes, while others like to scroll for hours because each post ticks a box for them.
Don’t let your page become so value-free and empty that it drives them away as quickly as your comment did. This will not be the fault of the villagers. I and many others have tried it, and I can assure you that it works.
3. Select what you want to comment on:
It’s one thing to take a drug; it’s quite another to take it in the prescribed amount and at the prescribed time. Not every post is meant to be commented on. Comment on posts that are of interest to you and the people you want to attract.
Comment only on posts about which you have a good understanding and are certain your comment will add value. Not commenting at all is preferable to spewing like a low-budget dropout with an A in folly.
In a generation where Twitter users will take you up if your comments or tweets are off-topic, you want to be careful not to destroy a platform you’ve been working on for years because bruv, Cancel Culture is real. Those guys would drag you out and demand payment for your statement.
4. Comment early:
Being the 3,639th person to comment does not imply that your comment will go unnoticed, but it also does not imply that your comment will go unnoticed. However, if you are among the first to comment, your comment is more likely to receive attention. And, if you’re lucky, the page owner might just pin your comment.
5. Don’t take yourself too seriously; just make sense:
In response to a post, your comments can be amusing while also conveying a strong message. Some social media platforms, such as Twitter and Facebook, now allow you to comment with media files like images, GIFs, and videos. We can use these to post the most appropriate responses in the comments.
Nigerian banks recently engaged in a social media war on Twitter. As #BanksatWar trended at the time, this was a relaxing cruise. Here’s an example of one of the tweets.
6. Study Daniel Regha
A brief case study. Daniel Regha is one person who has done justice to this technique by growing his Twitter account to over 500,000 followers and making a name for himself in just two years by simply commenting on other people’s posts. Here’s what Biopreneur Nigeria thinks of him:
Daniel Regha has demonstrated that you can be a content creator of anything and stay relevant on social media. Without a foundation or prior support, the social media consultant has captured the attention of thousands of Nigerians, including Davido…
In English, this means that Daniel is known for commenting on other people’s tweets, particularly those of celebrities and politicians. His responses to their tweets are almost always advice. Nigerians became aware of him as a result of his frequent appearances in the tweets of public figures.
People are fascinated by his comments because it is difficult to comprehend that this “nobody” has the audacity to comment on Messi’s tweet, for example, advising him on matters. Who the hell is this Daniel Regha dude? Yeah. This causes people to look him up and begin following him. Oh, his comments can be so annoying at times. You should look into him.
I’m not asking you to imitate him. Simply find your personal style and rock it in the comments. However, the moral of the story is that you can follow key people on social media and leave noticeable comments on their posts.
So let’s get started. Visit Istifanus Sarki on any of my social media platforms and leave a comment under my post on this topic, and I will respond and most likely follow you. Of course, I won’t be the only one following you. But, once again, if you learned anything from this post, it means you have enough magic to start gaining followers right away.