Earlier we covered how to create content to increase traffic toward your website and how to interact with your peers and idols to help further your career. Below are a few more tips on quick things you can do to get the conversation going with your fans on Twitter, Facebook and your other social sites.
Create Lists. People love lists. Lists provide for the possibility of quick skimming and peak curiosity. Try any of these or think up a few of your own. Share your ideas in the comments section below.
– Our Top 10 Favorite Bands of All Time
– The 5 Best Living Writers Today
– My 3 Favorite Comedians and Why
Pose Questions. Questions are a good way to start a conversation with your fans. Get them talking. Don’t forget to join the conversation by giving your own feedback and opinions.
– Who are your favorite painters?
– Beatles or Stones?
– What is your favorite horror movie?
Seasonal Shareables. Everyone loves getting into the holiday spirit and sharing some great holiday photos and videos. Give them something to share.
– Recite The Night Before Christmas.
– Cover your favorite Halloween songs. (Mashups are great, too!)
– Put out great holiday greetings photos. Humor is always a plus. Dress up in an Easter Bunny costume and have your band mates throw Easter eggs at each other!
Interactive Content. Get your fans in on the action. Let fans decisions dictate your art and they become more invested in what you are doing. Ask them to participate in choosing the direction of your next work and let them see how they inspire you.
– Vote for your favorite 90’s song. I will cover the one with the most votes.
– Give me an opening line. I will pick my favorite and write a short story from it.
– Submit your photos to be turned into paintings. I will choose my favorite three.
As you can see, there are many, many possibilities for engaging and interacting with your fans. Try a few of these out yourself or think up new ones of your own. Share with us in the comments section below.
– C.R. Cohen.
Chelsea Cohen’s love affair with words and the arts has lead her on a lifelong journey as a poet and writer and an art activist, founding Artists Underground, to bring networking, resources and advice to artists, and joining forces with Soapbox Nation to provide creative career consultations and artist services to help artists get further faster.