In an ever-changing landscape of social media, it can really be difficult to keep up with the latest trends. Don’t worry, it is only normal that in the constant attempt for that new, untouched content, your creativity is bound to dry up at some stage. Consider these five ways to elevate your content strategy on social media that will result in an ever-evolving process to harmoniously suit the latest trends and passion.
As in the real world, seek inspiration from what your competitors and other businesses are doing. Spending a few extra minutes or an hour a day researching for bits and pieces of innovative content that inspires you can prove highly beneficial for your own content. But don’t let your river of inspiration dry up on social media. Look for both, online and offline sources to seek inspiration.
Look for new functionalities
With the social platforms constantly evolving, content formats that are rave about today might not be trending tomorrow. Keep monitoring any new functionality updated by these major platforms. However, you need to pay heed to unique ways to implement these new functionalities in order to produce the content that is in vogue.
Leverage new tools
The most exciting and essential part of being a social media content producer is that when you start, you may feel technologically challenged. But with time, you are bound to outgrow that sphere and start embracing more subtle technology. Always be ready to harness new tools and implement them. If you feel lost somewhere, there are a number of videos and tutorials online to help your cause.
Explore different media
Look to explore different types of media in your content to elevate and expand your content’s impact on the targeted audience. Seeking media formats outside conventional approaches will help you catch your audience with an appeal of distinctiveness and make your content rise above the rest. Try gifs, cinematography, infographics, etc. over normal images.
COMPARE & CRITIQUE
Knowing what content to avoid is as important for your social media content strategy as knowing what to do. Always compare the quality of content between posts that you have liked and the ones you did not. And, beyond just recognizing that they’re bad, try to identify ‘why are they bad’. Once you get this understanding, you are more likely to avoid those mistakes made by others. Additionally, you are likely to produce more engaging content than your competitors.
Therefore, in the eternal quest to improve your social media content, try to incorporate the above pointers in your overall content management strategy. These are just suggestions, ways to rejuvenate your creativity if it has dried up. With the right mix of effort and time, you can truly create amazing content to captivate your audience! Let us know how it goes below in the comment box!