In this post, I will be teaching you how to achieve consistency with your social media posting. I understand how difficult it is to always find what to post every day on your social media platforms, and I have taken time to understand the process, which I will be sharing with you.
I regularly get questions from people who want to become popular online, grow engagement, build their brand and their business. Of all the steps and guidelines I give to them, the one they find hardest to achieve is to post consistently on social media. They have a serious issue with showing up with content online.
It’s not entirely surprising because I have been there before and I sometimes still struggle with showing up every day with content. Nonetheless, I have also been able to learn a lot and built plans and templates that help me when I am suffering from a block or I run out of ideas of what to share.
In this post, I have decided to share a few of my secrets with you.
First of all, I need to impress it upon you once again that talent or skill is the bread you need to gain attention among an audience, but consistency is the ultimate thing required for you to be appreciated or to attain a respected status.
It’s not enough for you to know how to write or have a great product to sell, you must consistently show up for people not to count you as a flash in the pan – a one hit wonder.
I’m sure we know a lot of musicians that released a song showing a lot of promise, but their lack of consistency has made them never leave the upcoming artist status.
The same would apply to you if you hit your first 100, 1k or viral post and you disappear. Trust me, I know that feeling – of not knowing how to keep up. And that’s why I’m sharing this with those who can relate.
1. Start with what you are most comfortable with
Don’t try to be extra just because you see people writing deep or hilarious stuff. Whatever you are most comfortable writing about, start from there. Consistency first before diversity.
2. Take only what you can sustain.
You don’t have to do too much to gain attention. One post every 2 or 3 days might be a good start, or you make it one daily until you are confident and good enough to do multiple posts per day. Those who currently do multiple started from somewhere too. Trust your process.
3. Keep a handy note.
If you will succeed in being a good and consistent content creator, you must be good at jotting things down. Ideas can come at you at any time. If you fail to jot them down, they will disappear. Don’t wait until it’s time to post before you seek inspiration. I keep a note myself where I have more than a thousand post ideas I have not even explored.
4. Plan your content in advance by keeping a content timetable.
I do this too and it helps me know what I will be posting in advance. It also helps me know what to look for in my content notes. I’m certain it can work for you too. Your idea of a timetable could be posting a motivational piece. on Monday and sharing something funny on Fridays. Just fill according to how comfortable you are with content and how often you intend to share.
5. You don’t always have to create, you can curate too.
This is the prevalent trend, especially among “bloggers”. The goal for them is not to always share original content, but to curate content from different sources for your entertainment. You don’t have to feel bound to always create original content of your own. If you find something elsewhere that can be of value to your audience, share. Just always remember to give due credits or get ready to be dragged like a stubborn generator. lol.
That’s it from me guys. I hope this article will help you begin to post consistently on social media. If you have other ideas, please feel free to drop them in the comments. Otherwise, help share this on your social media platforms for more people to see.
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