Social Media – Giving as well as Taking

Here’s an oldie-but-goodie post I published in June, 2012, on the subject of social media and its use – a subject we’ve all been bantering about a lot lately. But it seems we can’t repeat this message often enough … #MondayBlogs

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Here’s the way blogging and Social Media work… We post our opinions and observations to our blogs; we create status updates for our friends to read; we tweet about where we are, what we’re doing and what is of interest to us so that our followers may know what’s happening in our lives and what we consider to be important news. That’s the “taking” part of how we use personal blogs and both Facebook and Twitter, because we’re using these opportunities to promote ourselves, to get the word out there about us and what we’re doing, and thinking, about all that we believe to be of interest to our readers, friends, followers, and the world at large. Great!

But that’s not where it ends. You can’t expect everyone out there in Internetland, will be breath-bated, awaiting your very next missive. Well, one or two might be anxious to read your…

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4 responses

  1. Great advice. It’s also much more fun when you contribute as well as receive. 🙂

    1. True. Very true! Thanks for contributing here, Suzanne!

  2. Good reminder for those who are new to social media or who might be using social media incorrectly. Give and take is key to using social media.

    1. Thanks, Tricia! It’s sad that I wrote this more than two years ago and yet we still have to remind people about these things.

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