Note: I break my own rules all the time. So the most important rule — the ring to rule them all, so to speak — is do your “thing” whatever it may be. Have fun. The rest will follow.
Or not, but regardless, at least you’ll have a good time.
As far as I can tell, there are a few things I’ve found that work well. They aren’t really rules, just tips. You are more than welcome to ignore me.
- Keep posts short (500 words or less)
- Make it funny if you can
- Pretty pictures get lots of hits
- Post often.
It’s often said that “Less is more.” In a post, fewer words is good.
Fewer posts is not so good. If you give people more to look at and read, they’ll look and read more. On the other hand, beware of posting so much you become a spammer minus the agenda.
So. Take good photographs. Write stuff to which people can relate. If people identify with you, they become friends and supporters. Be entertaining, even when your material is serious. You might make a real difference. It happens and it is deeply satisfying when it does.
And it helps to have a bit of luck!
Note 2: The picture of the swan has nothing to do with the post. I just wanted to use the photograph.