How to host an ‘Ask Me Anything’ session on Reddit

The social media site is called ‘the front page of the internet’ for a reason: Interacting with followers and answering questions can boost your influence dramatically.

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A Reddit AMA—”Ask me Anything”—can be a great opportunity for a business or individual to reach a large audience by answering questions about topic expertise or services in real time.

The /r/IAmA subreddit is one of the most influential parts of Reddit, hosting guests that have included A-list celebs, SR-71 pilots and even former president Barack Obama.

If you are interested in doing an AMA for your business, a group or yourself, this post will cover seven important tips for successfully hosting a Reddit AMA:

Here are the building blocks:

Do you have an account? If not, create one. It’s free and requires no verification. Take time to read posts. Do you understand the structure for upvoting, downvoting and commenting? Here are the basics:

Upvoting —when you find a post engaging, interesting, unique

Downvoting —when you find a post irrelevant or derailing

Commenting —when you want to engage in something

*NOTE: Do not upvote your own posts or comments. Reddit will ding you for this, and you’ll lose credit.

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