Social Media Ain’t About Me! 5 Ways to Be Selfless on Twitter or Facebook
Re-post from the fall: I’m still relatively new to the social media scene, but I’ve picked up a few tips on how to avoid making it all about me. Maybe you’ll pick up a tip here or perhaps you could share one of your own with the rest of us! Here are 5 Ways to Be Selfless on Twitter or Facebook:
1. Read other people’s stuff and comment. What a great way to show others that you care about what they have to say! You’d be amazed what you can learn from other people. Seeing life from another perspective is always a great way to grow!
2. Get to know five other people online today. Read their profile and learn about who they are. Ask them to tell you more about one of their interests. Social media is a fabulous way to build relationships with others, but the when the relational aspect is removed it can easily become Social ME-dia! The minute it becomes about ME, it loses its luster.
3. Find a tweet you like and re-tweet. Don’t be Re-tweet Pete and re-tweet everything your see, but if you like something someone has to say, share it with others.
4. Try to spend a whole day showing nothing but interest in others. Don’t post anything, unless it is about what you see in someone else. Express interest in anyone but yourself! This reminds us that the earth revolves around something besides us. Try this for a day and see what happens!
5. When you do write your own stuff, ask questions and initiate conversation. Chances are, you don’t “own” the market on a particular subject. Anyone who says they have an original thought (including this one) may very well likely be giving testimony to their own lack of perspective. What a great way to show love by seeking feedback and response from others!
Ed Young said once, “When your ambition ends with you, your ambition will end you.” What a great reminder! Concerning social media, what did I miss? What are some other ways to make sure social media isn’t just just about me? I’m sure there are a ton of other tips out there, please share!