After another week of little success on social media, I predicted last week that for the following week I would generate more engagement. With multiple posts being shared and new people commenting on them, I’ve been able to realize the prediction I had set.
My first successful post was a gallery of photos I shot of the pep rally on Friday, Oct. 11, during MIssouri Western State University’s homecoming weekend. With a standing total of 156 engagements, the beginning of my week on social media was already looking to be a success as I witnessed people commenting on and sharing my photos.
My next posts came quickly afterward, with one on Saturday, Oct. 12, at the homecoming parade and football game. Combined, these posts generated a total of 80 engagements.
I also covered a Missouri Western volleyball game to cap off homecoming weekend. This post generated eight engagements.
To directly reach beyond my existing network, I shared a photo I had taken of the big dipper over the Nebraska countryside to a niche camera enthusiasts group. I didn’t expect much from this, but to my pleasant surprise, I have gained 45 engagements since posting late on Thursday, Oct. 17.
Looking back on an electric week on social media, I realize that in order to keep my momentum going, I need to continue not only sharing my professional work within my network, but I also need to engage more with external pages. These pages will provide many opportunities for new connections who will associate my name with quality work.