Good Morning, Social Rabbit here with your guide to the world of social media.
As I sit here writing this I am feeling a bit cross, in fact you might call me a “hot cross bun”ny! The reason is because I feel that I share A LOT – I mean a REAL LOT! I share information, ideas, content, things I find and tips. Now I am not looking for a medal here, but if you are offering me one I will take it
I actually enjoy sharing and giving my thoughts, ideas, and helping other people grow their Facebook pages etc. because of it. But the reason I get cross is when people expect too much for nothing. There was a wall post on my Facebook page last week that fell into spam. When I didn’t respond to the post within 4 hours I got a call asking if I’d seen the post and what was my suggestion. This annoyed me because I respond to questions on the wall usually within 24 hours, which is pretty good I think, and usually point people in the right direction or use the questions as blog post ideas.
Now I know that you might think “oh boy she’s having a moan” and yes in a way I am, but also it made me stop and think, was I being mean? was I unreasonable? maybe I don’t share as much as I feel I do? I decided today that I’d focus on the positive and so I have made a list of why I share, so that when I get another annoying person (and yes unfortunately there is more than one out there) I can look back at this and think – yep that’s why I do it.
Reasons I Share
- I enjoy the challenge of coming up with new ideas and topics to write on
- I like researching new ideas and topics
- I like giving reviews of products where I can be honest
- I love getting comments from readers telling me that they did my suggestion and it worked
- I love speaking on social media because I am very passionate about it and want everyone else to be as well
- It does position me as “knowing what I’m talking about”
- I think it is important to walk the talk, i.e. not just tell people how to do it, but do it well myself
- It does bring new business in, through people getting to know my work
- It helps my website in terms of SEO
- It brings LIKERs to my Facebook pages
- I get in the media (and I am a self confessed PR lover)
- I get lovely comments, which make me feel good, such as one today from a lady who said she really enjoyed the webinar I did 2 weeks ago
- I get to meet some great people, like Erik Qualman from Socialnomics
- It helps me stand out from the crowd
- It gives me a fantastic digital footprint – take that Google!
- I get to have professional photos taken and wear my bunny ears
- I can help my friends and friends to be (sounds cheesy I know)
- It brings up questions and ideas that I might not have otherwise thought about
- It means that people tell others about me and my business
- I like that I can make a difference to people’s days
- It gives me a place to rant when I need it!
WOW! I really didn’t know that I had 21 reasons that I share. I feel this is turning into one of those cheesy posts that I read when others write them and think “yeah right I know you are doing it for the SEO benefits!’ And, yes that was on the list. But, you know the main reason I like sharing information? It is the same reason that people respond to comments, or post comments – I want to be listened to and acknowledged.
Yes, that was an annoying experience last week, well hey – that’s life, there are people out there who want everything handed to them for free, but I’m really glad I made this list, I feel much fuller of sharing beans already!
I’d love to know your thoughts? Do you have people who just wind you up? Do you share? Do you think you should? Do you think I’m mean? Are you worried about commenting in case I moan about you next week? Don’t worry I only rant about once every 3 months and I don’t name names!
I welcome all comments…..