Don’t worry about how many social media followers you have! Now you may have 10, 20,100 or perhaps just a handful of followers. We all know that this is not something to be proud of. And to say the truth,
it can be frustrating to see that all your blogging efforts and link posting on social media cannot get you the amount of followers that you desire.
Take a look at some social media accounts and you will see astonishing follower figures like, 21k, 51k, 35k,etc. Are you familiar with these figures? Of course you are. These figures on social media accounts are not just those of celebrities,
but they also belong to normal everyday people just like you and me.
So how did they do it? How did they gather so many followers to arrive at such figures? As with all things in life, it takes time to build followers-and here we are talking about Real followers!
Forget about what you are told that you can get 300k followers in a matter of days. Things don’t go that way and follower accumulation doesn’t happen that fast. That is, unless you are a celebrity of course.
But this shouldn’t discourage you in your quest for more followers. If you are discouraged or are getting discouraged with your blogging because you are not getting enough followers,then here is the good news:
“On social media there is simply no SHORTAGE of followers and there WILL never be any shortage of followers.” Do you doubt it?
Well if you do then take a look at the following figures below that shows the number of active users on the four most widely used social media platforms on the internet. Take a look at the following graph below.
The graph show the number of social media users worldwide since 2010. What is interesting to note is that the numbers keep increasing year by year. As you can see, in 2010 the number of social media users were just 0.97 billion. Fast forward in 2019 that number increase to 2.96 billion users worldwide.
Looking at this graph should encourage you to think differently. The increase in social media usage means your blog has no shortage of readers, followers and likes. This is an opportunity for you to come up with a strategy,
to get as many followers as you can. The graph shows you the amount of people around the world that use social media. If world population is 7 billion plus, then almost half of that figure is on social media as the 2020 projections indicate. So where do they all hang out? Where do 2.96 billion social media users hangout? What social media platforms to do they use?
From the graph you can see that Facebook is where a whooping 2.45 active users hangout. This is followed closely by Youtube. Instagram takes 6th position with 1 billion active users. while Pinterest takes up a mere 322 million active users and is place second to last on the graph.
When you look at this second graph imagine yourself having at least 1% percent of followers from Facebook’s 2.45 billion active users. Then add 1% percent of followers from Instagram’s 1 billion users and then go on to do the same for Twitter and Pinterest.
With your blog content, you can reach any audience of your choosing as long as you have enough useful content. You can also get enough people to follow. The social media enviroment is vast,
and holds limitless opportunities for your blog posting efforts.This means that you need not worry about who will follow you, who will unfollow you,who will like you and who will unlike you.
The one thing you need to do is to keep on creating fresh and exciting contents. Create contents with value that will make people excited about following you. So now that you know how vast the social media environment is,
should you still be worried about getting followers? No.
All you need is to come up with a a good social media strategy that will help you get as many followers to your blog as you want. Here is one strategy that you can apply.
Please share your thoughts on this post and let me know what you think.
11 thoughts on “Don’t Worry About Getting Social Media Followers!”
I find myself wasting a lot of time on getting followers. This is good advice. Thanks for the good read!
You’re welcome Denise…and thank you for commenting..
The same with Denise. In the early stage of blogging, i found myself wasting many hours building followers, then I realize for what? It is better to create fresh and engaging content and get readers excited than having number of followers does not care what I do. I rather have 10 followers knowing they are interested in my blog than thousands of them does not care my blog.
Just a heads up here: Pinterest is not a social media platform, it is a search engine. I did not know this until two weeks ago.
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Thanks for your comment infact getting followers for the numbers while it helps, doesn’t give you authentic followers who will stay all the way with you. In the end the few who really stick are better than the many who come and go.
Pinterest works like a social media platform but in reality is more of a search engine.
But ask anyone and they will tell you it’s a social media platform.
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Yes I have seen people using Pinterest like they use IG, but it does not work that way. I think knowing Pinterest as a visual search engine will change the way we work on our pins – like I learned to add keywords into the description and titles than just share images.
By the way, do you have an Pinterest account? I clicked on your Pin icon on the side bar and your page is blank? Just let you know.
Thanks Julia for letting me know. once I have everything set up I will let you know
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the same thing prob i was having once i started my work, having followers and numbers but then i knew that the message or content will bring them, very great article, thank u.
I’m finding that engagement literally means everything on social media. My follower count means little. But people who chat with me on FB and Twitter literally form the foundation of my blogging success. Amazing how a little chatting goes such a long way.
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