Writing a good introduction post is essential on Steemit. If you can write a great post in the introduceyourself category then you will be much more likely to gain followers, get upvotes and succeed. There are several things that make up a good introduction post. Do your best to incorporate all of them in your post. In addition, if you have already written one, consider writing another! Make sure to shout out to me in your post!
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So here you are on Steemit. You’ve got to write an introduction post. The question is how do you write a good introduction post so you can get people to follow you, comment on your post, upvote your post, and resteem your post.
We’re gonna tell you how – coming up next.
Hey guys, my name is Spencer Coffman. This channel is all about making information known to you. We’ve got software reviews, plug-in reviews, online hints and tips, social media how-to, and a lot of information on how to be successful on the Steemit blogging network so you can grow your following, spread your message, and start making money online.
Today we are going to talk about how you can write an effective introduce yourself post in the ‘Introduce Yourself’ category on Steemit. Writing an introduction post is all about putting the right things in there to get people to take action on your post, decide they want to follow you, upvote it, resteem it, and comment on it.
There are so many things that go into writing a successful post. But we’re not going to do a numbered list. There are not three things. There aren’t five, there aren’t seven. It’s a combination of many factors, but you need to decide what works for you and what doesn’t. Put them together, and create an awesome introduction post.
So the first thing you need to do is come up with a good title. Now, the title is important because it’s what people are going to see in their Steemit feed. Examples of some good titles would be things like ‘your name’ and ‘this is your first post on Steemit’, or ‘I’m new here on Steemit’, something that tells people you are new.
Now, they know you’re new because they’re going to see your reputation score at 25, or at a low number. Still, your first blog post should maybe be called ‘My first blog post’. ‘Welcome to my introduction’, or ‘Thank you for viewing my introduction post’.
You want something that is going to entice them to click and also that tells them, ‘hey, I’m new here. I don’t really know what I’m doing yet, but I’m waiting and super excited to learn.’ So make sure you could say that.
You can use action words in your post. Stuff like: ‘I’m very excited to be here’ ‘finally I got approved’. And put some emojis in there, some big smiley faces, or something like that. Wink, wink, winks, or, things that aren’t over-the-top but that convey your excitement in your animation and your passion to be on Steemit.
The next thing that is very important is your first five lines of text or three lines depending on the screen size in the browsers people are on. But those first lines of text are all that they’re going to see. It’s an excerpt. It’s a certain number of characters like a Twitter tweet, almost. And that is what they’re going to see under your title. And your image, so we’ll come to the image next, but those first lines need to be something different than your title. So if you say in your title, ‘your name’ or ‘my name is’ or ‘I’m so happy to be on Steemit’, don’t put that in your first few lines. Write something else.
Start out with something that’s going to hook them. Maybe you have a good story you’re going to put. Start there. Then, in your second paragraph, come back and say your name is such and such. But whatever you put in those first, like, four to five lines, better be something that they are going to be very interested in. Because if it’s something enticing, they can see your title, then they’ll glance at your excerpt, and they’ll say ‘wow, I’m gonna click on this’.
The next thing that’s important is an image. Your thumbnail image needs to be something that they are going to want to click on. Now historically, this has always been things like action photos or things of really beautiful people, or stuff that is enticing, like cute animals, things like that.
All the stuff that goes viral on YouTube, right? Anyone will click on them in their thumbnail. So for you, how can you do that?
Basically, put a picture of yourself in the thumbnail so they can see who you are. Now, do not use the same thing as your profile picture. The reason is they’re going to see your profile picture right next to your name and your post.
So, really your introduction post is going to consist of several things. Your profile picture, your name or your blog name, the title for your post, the excerpt, and a thumbnail picture.
So the things you can really control are, obviously, all of them. But for the introduction post, have a great title, have a good introduction, an excerpt, and have a great image. Now this image doesn’t need to be a thumbnail size, it just needs to be the first image in your post.
So whatever your top image is in your post, that is the one Steemit will retrieve for your thumbnail image on your ‘Introduce Yourself’ post.
Do those things and you will be well on your way to writing an excellent introduction post. Now, there are a few more things I would like to mention that are just a little bit of hints and tips on introduce yourself posts.
Space Your Text
Number one. Make sure that you have your text spaced out. Do not write blocks of text with, like, 10 lines in them. The reason is a lot of people really they don’t read introduce yourself posts, they just click on them, go down and put a comment in, and then they hope you’re going to follow them.
That’s really unfortunate, but that’s the way it is. So if you write shorter lines of text, like maybe three lines, and then a couple, enter, enter, and then three more lines, and then maybe a picture, three lines, three lines, another picture, and on and on…
that will increase the chances that people are going to read that text because shorter lines are easier to read. People can just glance at them and see what they say whereas if it’s a big block, it’s almost intimidating. So keep your lines, your paragraphs, short.
The next thing… Add pictures. Put in that first picture, that will be your thumbnail picture, add in at least two or three more pictures.
People want to see pictures.
They want to know about you, they want to know what you’re doing, they want to see stuff you’ve done. They want to know what you are going to do on Steemit so that is very important. In your text, you need to tell them what your intentions are on Steemit.
What are you going to blog about? What are you going to write about? How are you going to portray this information? Do you do it elsewhere? Do you have a similar blog on another platform that they can follow as well? If you tell them exactly what you’re going to do on Steemit, they will know whether or not, right then and there, if they’re going to follow you and continue to like your posts.
The next thing is… and this is very important, shout out to anyone who turned you towards writing an introduction post. So for example, if you haven’t written one yet, you would put in @SpencerCoffman in your post.
Now, don’t just put @SpencerCoffman in your post and leave it at that, no. Write a few lines of text saying thank you to Spencer Coffman for telling me about this, or showing me how to write a good post or whatever it may be.
A shoutout is not just putting the @ and username there. It is a few lines of text with that username in there. If you do that, I will comment on your introduction post and follow you.
As long as you follow me.
You can’t just put an @SpencerCoffman in there. I have to have some text in there, so I can see that you really mean it and I will do that. You will gain a follower and you’ll gain potentially my comments on future posts and upvotes as well.
So that’s it. Those are the very important steps of writing a good introduction post, good title, good first few lines, a great thumbnail image, and then make sure to keep the rest of your lines short, your paragraphs short, and add in some more images.
Those are the essential tips for writing a great introduction post.
I want to hear from you in the comments below. If you have any other questions about writing introduction posts or writing any post on Steemit. Do you need help with your title, with your thumbnail images, anything at all, simply post it in the comments.
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