Quit counting fans, followers and blog subscribers like bottle caps. Think, instead, about what you’re hoping to achieve with and through the community that actually cares about what you’re doing.” – Amber Naslund
It is not about the numbers. It is about what you do with the numbers you do have. If you have 5,000 friends and followers but you don’t bother to personally interact with them, you are wasting your time. Yeah, you really do have to actually socialize with real people. [insert gasp here] Who would have thought?
If social media isn’t fun, you’re doing it wrong.”
People WANT to talk. They WANT to feel connected, to feel a part of something, and above all to feel like they fit in, they belong. By simply filling that need, you are able to accomplish so much more than you ever dreamed possible. Think about it, part of your business is just having fun socializing with others. How cool is that?
Now hold off a second before you get too excited about this concept.
People are smart. They know when you are interacting with them simply because you want something out of them. It simply doesn’t work that way. You cannot fake sincerity. You are either sincere or you are not.
This all goes back to the old saying that I keep trying to pound into your head.
People do not care how much you know until they know how much you care.” John Maxwell
If you don’t genuinely care about others, you might want to considering delegating your social media chores to someone else because the truth is, if social media isn’t fun, you’re doing it wrong.
Ya want one last tip?
A big part of interacting with others is truly listening to what they have to say.
J. Cricket Walker of CricketWalker.com