Not everyone would think that ideas as diverse as model ships and social media fame could be connected. But it is important to remember that you aren’t the only person who has a passion for building model ships. In fact, there are thousands upon thousands of model ship enthusiasts and many other people who simply appreciate a variety of construction-based art forms.
So, if you have always wondered if you can share your model ships with the world and ultimately become a social media star, the answer is yes. If you aren’t sure where to begin, here are some tips to get you started.
Photos are Your Friend
Regardless of your preferred social media platform, photos are going to be critical when creating a path to social media stardom. High-quality photos will help you share the details of your model ships with those who stop by to see what your account has to offer. And this means you need a high-quality camera.
However, how you choose a camera will depend on your preferred social media platform. While it is possible to post photographs taken with a digital camera to any social media platform, including those that traditionally rely on smartphone cameras, it might not be the simplest option.
For example, adding a photo from your computer to Facebook is often fairly simple, as they have comparatively generous size limits. However, Twitter is much more restrictive and may require significant edits to make a digital camera-based image work. Instagram also has distinct limits and was also specifically designed with smartphone cameras in mind, so using a digital camera isn’t the easiest way to go.
Often, it is easier to choose a camera that makes eating restrictions easy while still allowing you to capture quality images.
Sharing is Caring
Ultimately, you need your account to find new followers, lead to shares, and gain likes. In some cases, these happen automatically by connecting with your network. For example, if you share with your network, and they share with theirs, your number of monthly Instagram likes can increase quickly. And, the more attention you gain, the closer you are to becoming a star.
However, you will be more successful if you take an active role in promoting your account. Get involved with the larger community, and seek out other model ship enthusiasts to form connections to their networks.
Also stop by websites and blogs, and post comments about the topics being covered. Normally, when you add a comment, you have the option of connecting your comment to your social media account. And, if what you have to say is insightful, you might be able to find new fans just by taking the time to add your two cents.
Part of staying relevant on social media is staying active on your preferred platforms. You need to make time at least every few days to add something new. And, you don’t want to just throw out any random thing. Your followers are more likely to stick around if your new posts offer something of value. So, take new pictures of your creations, or post an article about something connected to the model ship hobby or industry. Then, you are giving your followers a reason to keep stopping by, and that can help increase your numbers in the end.