Your LJ: how to make it famous?
If you have a blog in LiveJournal or would like to open and maintain it, then a natural need for you as an author is the need for people to see your work. If you keep a diary “for yourself” or for a select circle of friends, then this article is unlikely to benefit you … But if you are an author and want to find your audience, please read on. LiveJournal is a social network that naturally provides for natural ways to make a user’s diary famous. What needs to be done so that people find you? 1. Scrupulously select tags for messages in the diary and in the “interests” profile section so that people who are interested in relevant tags and topics can find you. Direct.yandex.ru and the “Word Selection” link can help you a lot in this. Write out for yourself all the words that are suitable for your subject and check them on Yandex.Direct. After that, the list of these words can expand significantly. Plus: on Yandex. Direct, you will learn what words people type when they are searching for something, and apply them in tags. FW users will find you by interests and keywords, especially when your diary is indexed by search engines. 2. Write a few posts in the diary. Start and keep a diary. This must be done before you start the main activity of promoting the diary, because the LiveJournal user who comes to your diary will definitely make up his mind about whether he will read the diary constantly, about which this diary, as the owner keeps it, in general, a person, having seen the “face” of a diary, will make up his mind about him and his owner. Based on this opinion, he will decide whether to add to his friends or not. Plus: if a person adds you as a friend, messages from your diary will be broadcast in his “friends stream”, people will see them and, if they are interested in your information, they will also add you as friends. Vicious circle. 3. Look for communities that are similar in theme to your diary, and join them. Messages in your diary will also be sent to community feeds. Find as many communities as possible. The more groups you are a member of, the more readings of each new post in your diary statistics will show you. Why did I ask for a start to write at least a few posts in the diary? Serious communities are moderated. In them, you first apply for membership in the community, and then wait for the decision of the community moderator. The moderator makes a decision based on the content of your diary, whether your content is suitable for the “friends stream” of this community or not. If the focus of the community does not coincide with the focus of your diary, then most likely you will receive a refusal, but if the topics are the same, then getting consent will be easy. Most communities do not moderate participants at the reception, but can check your messages that you send to the community. Plus: all the messages in your diary will be sent to the feeds of friends of all the communities you have chosen and joined. In this case, the advantage is that you yourself can increase the number of “friend ribbons” in which you are present, and you do not have to wait until someone adds you as a friend. 4. Write to the community! Help fill in interesting communities with new information! In doing so, you need to “keep up” with the community and write in continuation of the community theme. Any sensible message to the community will attract even more attention to your diary. Plus: if the message attracts attention and arouses the interest of a specific person, then he will definitely want to know what you write in your diary? You can also become a member of non-related communities. If you have something to say in these communities, then this will not be worse. Only better. Bottom line: join the community, write more, be active in the life of the LiveJournal, and your statistics will literally “roll over” from the number of readings of your publications! Creative productivity to you and grateful regular readers!