So you’ve created a Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram account for your cat. Congratulations! But how do you go about turning single-digit fans into thousands of followers?
Check out these five introductory tips to get you started boosting you cat’s social media profile.
1. Stick To Your Cat’s Voice
A key factor in becoming a social media success story is staying consistent to your feline’s voice and personality. Whether you’re posting in character or documenting your cat’s daily operations from a human point of view, make sure your tone, slang, and style of posts are all on message.
Think of it this way: You wouldn’t expect Grumpy Cat to suddenly start talking about peace and love and happiness, right?
2. Up Your Photo Game
Nothing makes people skip past a post quicker than terrible pictures of your cat. Fortunately, there are three simple steps that you can take to ensure that your cat pics stay slick.
First, turn off your flash and use natural light from a window.
Second, make sure there’s no clutter or mess in the background — this way the focus is on your cat, not that pile of unopened mail on the kitchen countertop.
Third, use treats or toys to trick your cat into looking directly at your camera phone lens.
3. Engage With Other Social Media Accounts
Anyone can follow the most popular social media cats, but it’s important to go beyond simply liking a user’s posts and start to interact with them.
The easiest way is to leave thoughtful comments on a post. That way, other viewers might notice your name and click through to your own profile. It’s a smart tactic to gain exposure and (hopefully) more followers.
4. Stay Up To Date With Hashtag Trends
The Internet moves quickly, and today’s hilarious meme is tomorrow’s lame joke. So make sure to tap into trending hashtags by posting appropriate content in a timely fashion.
The home screens of most social media apps will recommend popular hashtags, so get your cat on board with them before it’s too late.
5. Link Accounts
You can maximize your social media reach by making sure your posts automate across different apps. This is easy to do via the settings option in most apps, and once you’ve turned it on, it means that your latest Instagram post will automatically be added to your Twitter feed too. Multitasking has never been this easy.
Are you trying to make your cat internet famous? What tips do you have for cat lovers just starting out on social media? Let us know in the comments below!