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Inspired, well-thought out, well put together, phenomenally executed, & relevant; comedy, noteworthiness and art
#25 – Animation Native Videos
Though at the bottom of this list, it still makes it though it may be arguably the most challenging to execute it makes it in even if just barely.
— Sharif Sourour (@HonourableHappy) May 17, 2017
#24 – Singing Native Videos
Surprisingly singing videos are still quite popular especially when holding tune in a professional level performance even without the perfect production quality.
— Sharif Sourour (@HonourableHappy) March 12, 2018
#23 – Gaming Native Video
The next level up in popular videos are gaming videos which tends to be a recurring category whether directly or indirectly so.
Komo’ Super Cave (Alpha X) – Many updates! pic.twitter.com/ZhbrhfMmEw
— Sharif Sourour (@HonourableHappy) December 2, 2017
#22 – Tourism Native Video
Everybody loves tourism and this is no exception, catch those moments and post them, even local tourism where you tour your own town.
— Sharif Sourour (@HonourableHappy) February 26, 2018
#21 – Entertainment
One way or another entertainment is popular which is also a strong theme in this list, though easy to take for granted, when done right, its power cannot be denied.
— Sharif Sourour (@HonourableHappy) May 5, 2018
#20 – Value Content (nutrition, gaming, news, production art, & niche)
Especially when benefits are clear, relevance is high, it’s fun interesting or is suited to a particular niche, there is a lot of demand for that kind of thing
— Sharif Sourour (@HonourableHappy) February 6, 2017
#19 – Gaming Streams
A very popular medium that starts to get us more into what the top engaging content is all about but surprisingly has not done quite as well as the next category which is…
— Sharif Sourour (@HonourableHappy) December 13, 2017
#18 – Native Video Advert (Self-Promo Or Still Image)
surprisingly well-done video adverts can actually go viral and be quite popular besides not only making you money and this can also be applied to ads with still images if with a bit less impact.
Just completed writing & editing my NEW BOOK! “Grow, Market & Sell! How To Build Your Twitter Business.” Now preparing to publish. #Twitter #socialmedia #MarketingStrategy #business #Sales #BooksNBlogs pic.twitter.com/A5F7Fptjwq
— Sharif Sourour (@HonourableHappy) April 9, 2018
#17 – Polls
A main staple of engaging content polls is what you call a win-win-win situation for everyone involved, you the audience and the platform.
How would you describe yourself?
— Sharif Sourour (@HonourableHappy) December 8, 2017
#16 – Apt Statement (Plain Text)
Though hard to pull off even a plain text tweet can be very engaging particularly when aptness is at its highest level saying a lot with a little in an insightful and clever way for instance.
The more the art speaks for itself, the less explanation it needs.
— Sharif Sourour (@HonourableHappy) September 17, 2014
#15 – Stylized Art
Now entering into the top 15 extremely engaging content all styles of art when pushing that stylization tend to be quite popular in design whether it be line art, pixel art or any other well-designed stylization, people just eat it up (and works well on merchandise too).
— Sharif Sourour (@HonourableHappy) February 9, 2018
Dance God pic.twitter.com/sonw1H1mM3
— Sharif Sourour (@HonourableHappy) March 17, 2017
#14 – Motivational Meme
Another important staple in engaging posts the motivational meme is extremely popular and for good reason, it is very consistent in engagement when done right as well.
Negativity has a limit, it quits. pic.twitter.com/j6csGdlObp
— Sharif Sourour (@HonourableHappy) February 16, 2018
#13 – Special Effects Stream (robot, animatronic, etc…)
Kind of a wild card and not always easy to get a hold of but this could also include magic tricks or other trickery not necessarily on stage, what is often categorized as viral content including impressive cosplay performances and can be often found in places like conventions, museums, fairs, specialized stores and other special locations and events.
Animatronic T-Rex in Toys R Us Times Square NYC. pic.twitter.com/tIAXKdgRSI
— Sharif Sourour (@HonourableHappy) January 26, 2018
#12 – Any Combination Of Listed Post Types
Though some may assume combining types would automatically shoot you to the top of the list, it gets you quite high the middle of the top but there are just certain specific types that are very strong on their own either because they already combine types, are current trends or not just the fact that they can be dynamic but also just the right combination like a recipe yet as expected any combination takes you fairly high on the list in the truly top tier of posts but for the top of the top let’s keep going.
Some drawings I made on my daughter’s order. pic.twitter.com/gV1uMeP8j7
— Sharif Sourour (@HonourableHappy) May 16, 2015
#11 – Relatable Photography (selfies personal, celeb likeness, etc…)
Sometimes toted as one of the #1 ways to engage, relatability, selfies, personal images or even familiar faces, images and characters that are easy to identify are a sure way to gain warmth right away and increase connection.
My daughters and I at my mom’s place’s balcony. pic.twitter.com/tRug9iXtVo
— Sharif Sourour (@HonourableHappy) July 8, 2018
#10 – Info Graphics (w/ Linked Article)
An incredibly powerful edutainment type of content that artistically presents factual information in a visual and easy to digest way to increase understanding at a high level of accessibility
— Sharif Sourour (@HonourableHappy) February 21, 2017
#9 – Technology Streams
Extremely popular in my feed probably due to their high relevance and the spontaneous and trendy nature of live streams combined, a consistently strongly engaging medium.
Intel Chip Cyber Security Threat Recently Reported Loophole For Hackers From My Perspective https://t.co/XOa16t1vUX
— Sharif Sourour (@HonourableHappy) January 8, 2018
#8 – “Celebrity” Interview Stream
Though not something I have going on all the time, when I do get even quite minor or micro celebrities even the engagement blows up this is partly due to the extra efforts I put into getting engagement in preparation so a definite specific combination of factors including being live.
— Sharif Sourour (@HonourableHappy) February 14, 2018
#7 – Hand-Drawn Art
A great point of leverage for artists is that hand-drawn art does extremely well this can be seen on many accounts including mine, if this is a talent and some cases, even if it’s not it’s a worthy post type in many cases amazingly engaging.
Golden robot space ninja suit raw pen sketch. pic.twitter.com/ww23BY80dq
— Sharif Sourour (@HonourableHappy) August 24, 2017
#6 – Attractive Landscape Photography
One of the classics in engaging content and still doesn’t fail the creative, landscape photography is beautiful and never ceases to engage a large percentage of people often, it can be quite irresistible finding it hard not to appreciate.
April, 2011, Tokyo pic.twitter.com/piiRceDz3a
— Sharif Sourour (@HonourableHappy) May 7, 2017
#5 – Hand Drawn Comic Book Art (Finished)
A very specific and truly triple A top level engaging media type is finished comics an incredibly expressive and efficient story telling medium that hits us in the most perceptive form of visual communication including a story, images and text all put together in a unique and impactful way.
One page manga I wrote in Japanese, penciled, inked and screen-toned by hand when living in Tokyo. pic.twitter.com/b12JlFci7l
— Sharif Sourour (@HonourableHappy) October 13, 2017
#4 – Appetizing Food Photos (of your own hand-made cooking)
Since it can be a challenge for most to conjure up and properly photograph their own cooking that looks highly appetizing and the intoxicatingly physiological effect of when this is accomplished it ends up being one of the highest engaging post types of all aka food porn.
It’s always more satisfying when you make it yourself! Bacon, tomato, & cheese panini. pic.twitter.com/D1XyvBsT0v
— Sharif Sourour (@HonourableHappy) July 10, 2017
#3 – Famous References (movies, games, brands, products, franchises, music, etc…)
This is a no-brainer and lies near the top, famous brand name references, especially movies and games do well as any other popular products, businesses music and entertainment.
“I can feel the force…” – Yoda pic.twitter.com/SL1NzSg56o
— Sharif Sourour (@HonourableHappy) May 10, 2017
#2 – “Celebrity” Images (famous or beautiful may include quote)
Celebrity power can never be underestimated it is unbelievable the level that celebrity influences us whether or not we know it, it’s like we’re subconsciously programmed to be unbelievably moved and attracted by celebrity always willing to pay it a bit more attention even when not the intention.
— Sharif Sourour (@HonourableHappy) June 23, 2017
#1 – Clever Memes (sometimes gifs)
Usually in the form of a still image clever memes that are funny, interesting, unique yet highly satisfying are the most powerful form of getting engagement, though other kinds of memes, quotes, motivational and so on do quite well, the funny memes, especially those featuring photographs of animals or insects that are cute or cool (think cats, squirrels, dragonflies etc…) followed by a combination of the above such as references, but mostly when comedy or cleverness is the priority.
The force is strong with this one… pic.twitter.com/JXwJuZkY4q
— Sharif Sourour (@HonourableHappy) May 10, 2017
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