๐Ÿ™€ 1200 followers on PH ๐ŸŽ‰ (Do's and Dont's to win followers

Andrรฉ J
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What a fantastic global network of makers! Do's: 1. Be helpful, test products ๐Ÿงช 2. Recommend products you like to your network ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ 3. Give feedback that go bellow surface level ๐ŸŒŠ Don'ts 1. Don't write 5 word congratualation messages. They provide no value. ๐Ÿ’Ž 2. Don't post multiple community posts in one go. ๐Ÿ˜… 3. Don't use chat-gpt to write comments. Write from your heart! ๐Ÿ’– Did I miss any do's and dont's? How do you roll on PH? And thanks. Your a fantastic bunch of makers and hustlers ๐Ÿ„โ€โ™‚๏ธ

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Anastasiia Zvenigorodskaia
Totally agree. Sure, it takes some time, but the result is much more meaningful. This isn't just about gaining followers on Product Hunt; it's about how we approach business in general. When we look at users, seeing them first and foremost as individuals with their own personalities and interests, we open the door to connections, not just an increase in follower count. Through Product Hunt I've actually met several amazing friends. So, if you're into open source, Vue.js development, marketing, or improving productivity, I'd be thrilled to connect and possibly make new friends โค๏ธ
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Andrรฉ J
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@zvenigorodskaia I have some questions. I'll DM you tomorrow, I have to finish some code atm, open source actually.
Business Marketing with Nika
๐Ÿš€ you are a star! ๐Ÿ™Œโญ๏ธ
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Victor Detraz
Thanks for these insights, appreciate the timing of your post as I'm getting started with PH
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Russ Halilov
"Don't use chat-gpt to write comments" - i wish more ppl read it. not only for PH but Twitter/Reddit/LI etc.
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Andrรฉ J
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@russ_halilov I can understand it if English is not your native language. But TBH id prefer bad English over ChatGPT lingo ๐Ÿ˜‚
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Mansi Trivedi
Congratulations! ๐Ÿš€๐ŸŽ‰
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Vincent Xu
You've nailed a solid list, Andrรฉ! I'd add that regularly engaging with others' posts by providing thoughtful insights can also help in building a genuine following, and always be authentic in your interactionsโ€”it's the currency of trust on PH!
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Audrey Jake
๐Ÿš€ you are a star! ๐Ÿ™Œโญ๏ธ
George Aleesu
Insightful! Learnt something new.. thanks for sharing the dos & donts ๐Ÿป
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Atticus Li
I think I have about 25 followers. I will keep providing value and support other's products! Also, agreeing 100% don't use chatgpt to write comments. It reads like chatgpt, and it is always super generic.
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Atticus Li
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Anastasia Liamets
woohoo! ๐Ÿฅ‚ love your do's and don'ts especially about writing from your heart and being helpful
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Daniel Zaitzow
yea just to piggy back on the #3 don't - I think the more you write as a person (not a robot) - the more people will resonate with you/your brand etc. In today's world - I think hyper technical speak / overly complex language is no longer valuable - get to the point and provide value in as few words as possible.
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Nadia Zueva
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Congrats! I guess you missed one: to subscribe to other people (I see you have 1214 subscribers and 780 subscriptions). As a disclaimer: I don't see anything bad in that practice And totally agree about GPT upd: after your comment below, I would rewrite it to โ€œfollow other interesting peopleโ€
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Andrรฉ J
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@nadiaaesty i dont thinkpump and dump works. If I see a bad ratio, i dont follow back. Needs to be Even steven or posetive IMO.
Simona O'Neill
Very nice ๐ŸŽ‰! I will add 4. Be kind and supportive, but donโ€™t be afraid to say what you really think.
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Simona O'Neill
@sentry_co Yep ๐Ÿคฃ.I am so kind but I'll put anyone on the grill when needed. Happy to hop on one myself too though ๐Ÿ˜‰. Maybe I should add #5. If you can give honest and constructive criticism, you should be open to taking it from others too!
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Andrรฉ J
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@simona_o_neill3 I usually open with a compliment, then spend the next part grilling like there is no tomorrow ๐Ÿ”ฅ (then end with re-iterating the compliment, people only remember the first and the last bits anyway) I dunno who said it but, negative feedback should be surface level, positive should be deep. I dunno if it's the way todo it, but could be useful in some cases. what do you think?
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Elly
It sounds easy, but it's so hard. ..
Susan Miller
One additional "do" could be to engage with other makers' posts genuinely. Like, comment, and share when you find something truly valuable. It's a great way to build relationships and grow your own following organically.
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KC Onrade
This is nice and helpful. Thanks for sharing. :)
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Soumil Rathi
I like the message about not using ChatGPT...I used to use AI to engage with other people on platforms, but that often just tends to make it far less genuine than normal. 1200 followers is super cool! How long did it take you to build that audience?
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Andrรฉ J
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@soumilrathi 10 months maybe?