Then and Now: How My Progress Has Changed
After managing my social media account for about four weeks, I would say that I gained momentum in terms of follows and likes at the beginning, but my progress has recently hit a plateau. My account gained traction at the beginning because I was pretty active in trying to comment on people’s posts filed under similar hashtags to mine. I also was posting throughout the week, and not just all at once every week. Overall, I think what is keeping me back right now is a combination of inactivity on my account. In addition to my lack of commenting on people’s posts to gain more exposure, I have yet to post stories to my page, which would add another layer of multimodality to my project. I have so far only done image posts with text, and only a couple of videos, but have plans to add video stories in the coming weeks.
What is Going Well
I will continue to make my own graphics because it makes my page original and I don’t have to deal with copyright issues. I also think that it gives me more control over how my page looks because I am able to maintain a consistent aesthetic. I use Piktochart to develop each image because it is an easy, free tool that has the potential to create just about any image. Right now, I have a consistent schedule of posts that are going to have a rainbow effect on my page at the end of the quarter. Each week is also a set of three posts that have common themes relating to a specific crystal. For example, week 4’s posts were yellow and surrounded the themes associated with citrine– courage, comfort, and creativity. I posted a mindfulness technique that encourages being comfortable with yourself enough to enjoy your own ideas and an affirmation that focused on the significance of embracing your strength.
Challenges and Solutions
One challenge that I have faced is posting my three weekly posts all at once instead of throughout the week. This tends to happen because I make all of my weekly posts at the same time and post them immediately after, so there is not a very long break between each one. I have been trying to change this by working on my graphics over the weekend so that they are ready to post throughout the week. Despite hurting my exposure, this challenge has not posed any other issues.