We all want our work to be liked and followed by more people. It motivates even more than getting paid for it. All sites involving users meeting fellow users rely on the number of users following and liking posts. For your Tumblr followers to increase in number there are a few steps you will need to take. While the internet is awash with tips and tricks about increasing the number of followers on your blog, we tried out the best and compiled a list of the ones that will ensure you increase the number of followers on your account without compromising on your professionalism. Read on and thank us later.
Always Aim for Interesting and Original Content
Do not aim at finding viral content posted by someone else then reposting it to your Tumblr account. Word travels fast and by the time you steal that content, the web would be aware of its original source already. You surely do not want the title of the copy-cat Tumblr account. Seek original content unique to you alone. Also, aim for unique content in terms originality of ideas. Just because everyone is taking their cat online and getting likes does not mean you do the same unless your cat is exceptional in undeniable ways.
Use Tags to Your Advantage
When you use tags in your posts, fans will have little difficulty in finding you and more of your posts. There are those who recommend tags for new users only. However, you should always use tags in your posts even if you have a large audience liking, following, reblogging or commenting on your posts. When fans are searching for new content, they will use tagged posts among other tools to ensure that they find the right blogs and bloggers. If your blog posts lack the tags, you will likely have few people finding you. Tags are one of the most important identification tools you can use on the net.
If the only thing you are doing with your Tumblr account is made posts now and again, you will likely end up with a few users who will eventually get bored and leave. You should actively like, reblog, follow and comment on the posts by other people. These activities will ensure that you remain visible or become visible if you are a new user. In fact, engaging the users of this service will make you a noted and respected user yourself. For all you may know, when people see how you actively engage others in their content, they will be curious to know how clever your own content is. They will wonder why you approve and disapprove of certain notions. And that brings us to the next point.
Post on a Regular Basis
Your account also needs to be active in terms of the number of times you post your content. Tumblr has a clever way of queueing posts and reblogs so that they are posted on your site at a frequency you find to be useful. The thing with having social sites is that your followers will need something to look forward to and not an inactive account they have nothing about. However, if you post too many posts at once, they will overwhelm the followers and they will quickly lose interest. Aim at between two to five posts each day for the best results.
Allow for Questions from Fans
If you are making posts as interesting as your fans want but have not allowed them to ask questions, you are keeping away an important part of the blogging process which will be very beneficial to you and your users. Unless (and even if) you work as a team with a single Tumblr account, the questions you will field from the fans will go a long way in ensuring you have better perspectives of the projects on your hands. Fielding questions will also give you ideas on what to post next as fans often make requests for the content they wish to know about. Do not just read the questions and ignore them. Answer as many of them as you can. In fact, answer all of them since before posting content you are the person with the most knowledge about it. Fans will also be loyal knowing you are ready to answer to their questions.
Use Other Social Sites to Promote Your Tumblr Account
For most people, Tumblr is not the only social site they have. In fact, many come to Tumblr after having accounts with other social sites such as Facebook, Twitter and others. You can use the other sites to promote the content on your Tumblr site. If you have an interesting article or video for example, you can start off by stating a few aspects about it on your other account. This amount of content will draw the attention of your followers or friends. You then share a link to your Tumblr account where they can get the rest of the story, video or whatever content you would have posted there. This is one of the most effective methods of gaining followers with most users saying they migrated with a lot of their fans from other sites. A study also pointed out that most people with social site accounts had mostly the same people sharing their interests across the board.