Engage with large accounts on Twitter to grow to 1K followers. Yes or No?
Welcome to the first experiment in “My Experiments on Social Media.”
I recently downloaded Hyperfury’s Twitter Basics PDF, and I will be following this advice from their PDF this week:
Currently, I have 459 followers:
Since I am in the Content Creation niche, I wanted to comment on the tweets of the accounts that have 100K+ followers and 20+ retweets consistently, once per day.
Here are the five accounts I engaged with:
- Ranveer Allahbadia (BeerBicepsGuy) — 496.1K followers
- Prafull MBA CHAI WALA (Prafull_mbachai) — 260.8K followers
- Dickie Bush (dickiebush) — 303.6K followers
- Aman Dhattarwal (AmanDhattarwal) — 107.2K followers
- Simon Sinek (simonsinek) — 964.3K followers
Strangely, it took me a long time to get these profiles. Do you know what the tougher part was? Finding people with 20+ retweets consistently. I wonder,
If people have 100K+ followers on Twitter, why wouldn’t those followers retweet their posts?
Anyway, I had to broaden my niche to get these five names.
Day 1 – 26th December 2022
I commented at around 9:30 am after posting one tweet.
I haven’t gotten any notifications on whether people engaged with my comments.
One follower increased. We are at 460 now.
I’m unsure if I picked the right accounts since I don’t think they all tweet daily.
To sum up,
- One tweet in the morning (at ~9:30 am)
- Comments on five tweets of the five profiles I had selected
- One tweet in the evening
Follower growth: 1 460 in total.
Day 2 – 27th December 2022
Okay, I was wrong about them. Most of them tweet daily.
Today I really enjoyed my time replying to their tweets. I felt I could add some value that other people might be helped.
Sharing my top 2 favorite ones for today:
Then I posted one tweet as well.
To sum up,
- Comments on five tweets
- Posted one tweet (~10:10 am)
Follower count: 460
Day 3 — 28th December 2022
We didn’t see an increase in the follower count today. :(
I sometimes start doubting my strategies when I don’t see quick results. But it’s super critical to keep the bigger aim in mind.
With that, I’ve decided to make this an experiment of 2 weeks. :D
Day 4 – 29th December 2022
Apart from making five comments, I posted a good long thread today, but I don’t see any follower growth even today. Neither is there any increase in engagement. :(
I might be getting impatient, though. Deep breath and let it go.
Things come when you least expect them. :)
So let’s keep working on it, and let’s keep going. :D
Days 5 and 6
I enjoyed commenting on these posts and got some traction on a few, but I didn’t see any progress in my follower count.
I didn’t comment on Day 7, 31st December, because I was resting.
Engage with big accounts on Twitter to grow to 1K followers. Yes or No?
Even though I didn’t see many visible results, I think it’s a YES.
Why? I got some visibility, and if I have a social media strategy, I have to be “social.”
So that’s all about my first social media experiment #1.
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I’m coming up with more interesting experiments soon. :D