Every moment, you can impress or be unimpressive to a blogger.
Factor in blogger influence and the stakes rise.
I opened my Instagram account 2 minutes ago. I saw this update of mine:
I posted an eye-popping photo of my current location: Ortahisar, Turkey. No doubt, stunning photo.
I posted the location as the update text. 1 time. I posted the location via hashtags. 2 times. I geo-tagged the specific location. 3 times. I indicated the specific location of my spot 3 separate times, as clear as day. Unfortunately, the commentor asked me where I was, location-wise, after seeing 3 times where I was, location-wise. Or did she? I suspect a lame Instagram service of mindless individuals spamming, to be the culprit here.
How it works: people making peanuts post generic, spam, thoughtful comments, attempting to lasso the attention span of well-known bloggers. But, the strategy yields attention SPAM. Pure spam, no value, just silly manipulation tactics here.
The user had 2 seconds to snag my attention by being:
She could easily note how beautiful this region is, in Turkey. I noted 3 times how the photo location is in fact, Turkey. She should have noted the town, or Cappadocia, a world famous tourist region. If she was honest, authentic and mindful, being genuine, I remember her. Maybe we build a bond. Maybe I mention her on my blog down the road, increasing her exposure and building my brand. Maybe her blog traffic and profits grow through the mention.
Alas, I ignore the comment and move on. Because she did not read the post. At least I used it to help you see what to avoid doing on Instagram.
Nazim Ansari noted yesterday how he saw sweet benefits of my link to his blog, on Blogging From Paradise. He built a friendship with me in genuine fashion. Why did I mention him today? He genuinely watched my last Facebook Live video, commenting freely, so he came to the front of my mind.
He watched the entire video and posted genuine, warm comments.
Guys…..please read the post!
Please Read the Post
The Instagram user above did not read my post. She does not care much about me, or, about bonding with me. She wants her comment to appear on my update. Maybe her comment serves her, via a click or traffic boost.But she cares little of me, and how she can help me, and how she can generously build a friendship with me.
Read the post, guys. If you comment on a blog post, read the post. Or read most of the post. Indicate you read the post by noting some point in the post. Expound on the point. Take a genuine interest in fellow bloggers.
Umesh Singh commented on a post where I was tagged, recently. We helped each other for a while. We genuinely read each other’s posts, publish genuine comments on each other’s blogs and take an authentic interest in one another. Of course we help each other grow our blogs. One hand washes the other.
Read the blog post guys. Be genuine through your comments. Notice people in an authentic way. People notice you. What an easy way to grow your friend network. What a simple way to grow your blogging business. Noting people goads people to note you. Nazim shared my post on Facebook after I linked to him. We share and help with no expectations, but your generosity always prospers you, eventually.