What to do with Social Media? Be careful, but have fun… Here are four quick tips for surviving social media, hope you find it helpful.
1. Use common sense. Simple. Don’t put your home address anywhere on your websites, blogs, profiles, anywhere. I keep a business mailing address that is posted on my sites, but it’s no one’s business where I live.
2. Avoid personal attacks. Follow the age old advice “If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all.” This is sometimes hard to do in life, and on the Internet, but it is vital to your social networking efforts. Having conversations online about things that you are passionate about is great for building your reputation, but watch your words! If you take issue with something someone has posted, respond with fact and supportable opinion, do not attack the person who posted it. Likewise, as soon as someone launches a personal attack against you, restate your qualified opinion on the subject, then let it go – disengage from the conversation. I have seen many instances of people getting involved in a “tit-for-tat” argument online that quickly dissolves into juvenile name-calling antics, resulting in all parties looking like fools.
Read this -> Social Media Smart Move: Be an Aggregator, Not an Aggravator
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I use tools like Buffer and Tweepi to help me keep the interactions moving, even when I am doing other things. One important note, I do schedule tweets with Buffer, but do not depend solely on that. I spend a little time each day doing “real time” interaction online, you have to keep it “human”.
More about this concept in this post -> Why You Should Schedule Tweets AND Engage. Yes. It Matters.
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