Be Yourself! (Promoting on Social Media)
There is a learning curve in so many areas of our lives. Social media is no different. We learn from our successes—and our failures. In fact, we often learn best through failure! We learn what works for others, and we learn what works for us.
We could draw up a rigid list of the dos and don’ts of social media. But would it be true for everyone in every circumstance? I think not.
We have all, at some time in our lives, been approached by someone seeking donations. More often than not, it feels pushy. It feels uncomfortable. There is pressure to donate, but no desire. False guilt forces us to donate.
But what about those rare times when someone seeking donations isn’t pushy? There’s no pressure, simply a wonderful opportunity being presented to you. You want to participate. You want to donate.
What made the difference?
My point is, what works for one person may not work for another.
What appears pushy coming from one salesperson may look like a golden opportunity from another.
Likewise, with social media, I have seen some people break all the rules—and it still works for them. It works for them because they are being themselves. They are still connecting with people in their unique way.
We are all different.
What works for you may not work for me.
Let’s recognize our differences and learn from one another.
The learning curve of social media involves recognizing who we are as individuals. It involves a process of learning and recognizing what works for us with our distinct personalities. It’s about being real. People recognize fake—and run from it. Or at least they move on.
Some free advice?
Be real! Be yourself!
(And while you’re at it, let others be themselves!)
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