Thank you very much for making me the #9 ranked author on Steemit within the last 30 days! How may I help you the most for the next 30 days? Would you share topics you would like me to write about in the comments because that is the best way for me to know what to create for you?
The number one change I am making going forward is prioritizing responding to comments because as a reader following others I see that interacting with the author is the key to building an amazing relationship with them over time. If I keep commenting and the author never responds, I often will stop reading within a month or so which already seems to have happened a lot with me in the last two months as I repeatedly missed responding to 95% of comments! There are no authors I am following and upvoting consistently that have not responding to my comments and I expect to be no exception going forward.
See the list of authors yourself at https://steemwhales.com/trending/?d=30.
Keys to building a following online. While I am the newest Steemit author in the top 25 with the lowest reputation, I have been blogging online for six years creating over 500 blog posts, about 100 online courses, 1,500+ videos on YouTube, hundreds of live videos on Facebook, and answered 10,000 to 20,000 comments and questions. At least half of those following me on Steemit came from YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, The University of Jerry Banfield, or my existing blog on my website which I no longer post to because of Steemit.
Do a great job for your followers and they will give back a lot! Thank you for giving me back so much that I have been struggling to adapt! At first I was upvoting or responding to every single comment on Steemit. With an average of 100 comments per post now, I need at least 30 minutes if not an hour or two every day to just read each comment plus then 1 to 5 minutes per response to reply back.
Would you help me with the comments by reading and replying to as many as you can because it is much faster for me to upvote your great response than it is for me to write it myself? If you want to earn more Steem Power and SBD the easiest way to do it is to get me to upvote your comments when you help others. Meanwhile, I am now prioritizing comment responses based on the most thoughtful and helpful comments combined with replying first to the comments upvoted the highest and posted by those with the highest reputation. If I have time, I will continue to go deeper with responses while trying to read the most I can and upvote those I think others will enjoy reading.
Steemit is the best blogging platform and social media website I have seen and I am honored you have chosen me as a top author. I have no doubt that you have chosen me because of what I contribute and I hope to continue increasing the effectiveness of my contributions!
Would you upvote this post because if you are like me, it feels great to give an upvote?