The growth of a social network is a slow process. However, when a social network starts to see a big pick-up in growth, you want that growth to either last as long as possible or for that growth to not stop at all. I remember when I went from gaining 50 followers every day to gaining 300 followers every day, I wanted that growth to last.
I ended up implementing the same tactics that resulted in me gaining 300 followers on a consistent basis. As a result, I was consistently gaining 300 followers every day. My following count rose dramatically.
After you get a momentum, you want to keep that momentum going. In fact, you want to get better results as well. Ever since I decided to tweet every 30 minutes, I have been getting more engagement for my tweets. My retweets, favorites, and Klout score have all gone up ever since I decided to tweet every 30 minutes.
In order to get better results after you master keeping the momentum, you need to dig deep into the facts, statistics, and articles on the web. The method I used to get 300 followers every day was following a highly regarded person’s followers in my niche. This person was also gaining 300 followers a day. However, my results became dependent on that person. When this person gained 150 followers for the day, I usually gained something close to that (this does not apply for famous people who gain thousands of followers every day). This 300 followers a day increase suddenly went down to a 150-200 follower increase every day.
I did some research and found the #1 most influential social media expert. This person gains over 500 followers every day. I decided to follow this person’s followers instead. Now, I am gaining over 500 followers every day as well. Now I have a stronger momentum which will most likely catapult me onto Forbes’ next Top 50 Social Media Power Users List.
How could I keep the momentum going? I could tweet every 15 minutes. Although that would require a colossal amount of time, I am considering pursuing the task. In addition, I am deeply considering buying access to HootSuite Pro to make scheduling tweets much faster. I could send out more tweets at the moment with pictures to get more retweets and favorites. Building strong presences on Vine and Pinterest will allow me to get even more followers on Twitter.
In order to keep the momentum going, you need to have a big goal in mind. For me, that goal is to be gaining 1,000 followers on Twitter every day before 2014 comes to a close.