HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR ENGAGEMENT GAME || AN IMPORTANT SKILL FOR EVERY NEWBIE ON HIVE!!! PART 1
𝖣𝖾𝗌𝗂𝗀𝗇𝖾𝖽 𝗎𝗌𝗂𝗇𝗀 𝖼𝖺𝗇𝗏𝖺
I know how it feels when you're new to the chain and everyone is clamouring for engagement but you don't feel like you've gotten the hang of it or know how to go about it. If you are a newbie reading this, don't panic; even those who have been on Hive for a long time (like me) are concerned about how we haven't been engaging as much.
I may not have made the most comments in the chain, but I believe I have a way to assist you make more quality engagements rather than focusing on the number of authors, posts, and comments you reply to. Quality, as they say, always triumphs over quantity.
To have a high level of engagement, you should make a plan for days when you will write your posts and days when you will interact with the community that will fit in with your personal life. I would not give you a certain day or time, but I would share an idea with you so that you could figure out what works best for you.
You'll probably write 3 to 5 posts per week, with the days in between free for you to get close to whichever community you wish to connect with. If you (want to) post every day, you should have a healthy mix between Hive and other aspects of your life. This manner, you can maintain a consistent level of engagement.
Part 2 of this article will focus on certain tools or features available in Hive Dapps that may be utilised to increase engagement. It is better if I explain how to make great comments (engagements) on posts. As we all know, Hive is not like Facebook, Twitter, or other social media platforms.
I wrote an article regarding Quality Engagement once, but it didn't go into detail because it wasn't a stand-alone topic. It also discussed other subjects like as quality content and how to obtain visibility on Hive. You should absolutely check it out, especially if you're new to Hive and attempting to figure out some basics.
𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗱𝗼 𝗜 𝗰𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗮 𝗤𝘂𝗮𝗹𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺 𝗼𝗳 𝗘𝗻𝗴𝗮𝗴𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁?...
This is the form of engagement that entails sharing your thoughts or connecting with the author's ideas. It does not involve commenting for the sake of engaging, i.e. they appear spammy. This is where you will see remarks from another author with no input, personal opinion, questions, or anything else.
Let me share some
Examples of poor forms of Engagement...
Examples of poor forms of Engagement...
To create these samples, I requested that my friend @olujay send me several types of low-quality engagement type comments on my article. The categories are as follows:
1. A Comment to fulfil all righteousness of Engagement
The first thing to notice in this first example is that the author responding most likely did not read the content of the post and must have simply selected the words: Student Dilemma, Work and Study from the post's title and then used that to build this response.
This comment in no way represents his personal point of view or experiences. If I encounter this comment, I will most likely ignore it or advise the author to improve his engagement abilities, as I have done many times before.
Below is another example of this category:
2. Unclear form of Engagements
Here's another example of the poor or low-quality type of engagements that most authors make. I still classify this as the first type of engagement indicated above, and as stated in the first example, this type of engagement does not demonstrate or establish that the author commenting absorbed the contents of the post.
Also, it doesn't tell us anything about what he agrees or disagrees with, nor does it add anything to the author's thesis. The comment is not interesting enough to entice anyone to look up the author commenting's profile.
3. Vote begging Comments
It's fine if you've published a post that's connected to someone else's and want the author to check it out, but it's not okay to beg the author for a vote. Vote begging is generally frowned upon on Hive, and users are allowed to make whatever decisions they wish.
Also, it would have been great if the author above had provided his point of view and views before urging that his post be read.
4. Spammy Comments
This is the most common type of comment. You'd see remarks like "excellent," "good one," and so on. This is the worst kind of engagement an author can have on a post...
Please do not attempt this; instead, be more interactive and offer your personal experience and point of view.
Example of Quality form of Engagement
It doesn't have to be long to make a decent comment; it just needs to convey your insight, thoughts, summary, or point of view on the author's piece. You can ask questions or express your dissatisfaction with what the author has said. That way, you're making great engagement (comments) that don't have to be long.
Below is an example of a quality comment by @olujay on one of my posts:
- A long and detailed Comment
First, he might have made a poor comment by selecting either full-time or remote employment without explaining why he chose either, but instead, he went into detail about how he saw both alternatives and made his final decision.
- A short and engaging comment
This comment was made by the same author @olujay but this time short and engaging. This means that your comments do not have to be long before it is engaging.
Let it just share your point of view, with that, you are good to go.
As opposed to a comment like this:
This type of remark is frequently made by many people... This level of interaction does not prompt a conversation with the author of the post. You'd like to receive a thank you, and that's where the conversation ends.
Comments in form of Questions are Great...
You are unlikely to want to engage with an author if you do not comprehend their key message. You are always welcome to ask a question. In this way, you are indicating to the author that you are interested in the article. You will almost certainly receive a response or an explanation of the actual point of the message.
Please, try to make your question as clear as possible.
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