What is the mantra for popularity in social media?Popularity! I find this word very confusing and difficult to define. Let me explain my point.
Today morning I got the opportunity to write/post my comments/replies on various issues on a social media platform where I contribute regularly. Out of my submissions, one was on famous Hindu religious places/temples in north-eastern states. On the basis of my personal experience and after studying a lot, I wrote the answer describing three important temples/sites which are considered very sacred by the Hindus. I uploaded images of these sites and also discussed the history of these sites. After writing this detailed answer, I myself felt satisfied.
Thereafter, I submitted another three-four posts on contemporary issues, mainly on international politics, hypocrisy of liberals and on lesser-known historical architecture.
In the evening, I am astonished to find that the most informative answer (on religious places in the north-east) has got least number of views and no upvotes (till 7.30 p.m.). On the other hand, my posts/responses on hypocrisy of liberals, politics and historical architecture have got abundant blessings from the readers. I must admit that to write these posts, I didn't have to study much; basically I expressed my opinion on these issues with relevant images.
Against this backdrop, I would request the villagers to explain the 'mantra' for gaining instant popularity. Should I write my posts/responses after studying relevant documents, or write attractive but hollow pieces accompanied with beautiful images?