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Pondering: Sharing is Caring

Sharing is caring!

This week I have been thinking about how important sharing is within social media. Anyone who is writing, designing, producing videos or any type of content wants to share it throughout social media.

What are a few ways that you can do this?

Share with your own social media accounts through Twitter, Facebook, StumbleUpon, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Google+ etc. No one expects you to master all these different platforms, pick a few and do your best to be consistent with your presence.

Join Triberr and expand your social reach.

Here is a step by step post on How to Use Triberr by Michelle Harris. Another post from a chat that I hosted with Dino Dogan of Triberr — Beating the Triberr Drum

The best way is to build a social network of friends that will share your information with their followers as well. Does this happen overnight? No, it is part of the process of being involved in social media. Just like making friends in the real world, it takes time and effort.

With sharing comes the responsibility of reciprocity. If someone is sharing your materials, you should share theirs as well.  You need to decide if your friends content is something that you would share with your followers. Some people like to only send things that are directly related to their own main social media message, others like to mix it up a bit.

There are some folks who ask others to share (via direct message on Twitter or otherwise) and this practice is great when you have that agreement with someone. However, it is considered rude to DM someone you don't know very well and send your post to share. These fair weather “friends” only contact you when they want you to share their posts. This is a personal choice, but I would recommend against it.

There are no cut and tried rules for blogging or social media (thank goodness for that), create your own blend of activities and enjoy! Within the social media realm are people of all different levels of experience from brand new to those with a hundred thousand (or more) followers, learning from one another and sharing our experiences helps create a richer environment for everyone.

I would love to YOUR suggestions for sharing and how you get your blog out there into the socialsphere. How is your content spread?

Featured image courtesy of furiousgeorge81 via Creative Commons.
Article by Peg Fitzpatrick

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7 Comments

  1. As you know Peg, I’m a BIG believer in commenting. It’s the classic Win-Win. You share others content (if they have a twitter tab in their commenting system, as you do) and you give them support. You “share” your opinion, too. If I don’t have something good to “share,” I skip commenting. Not that I’m afraid of blow-back but it isn’t necessary. Yes, the occasional overly PC point of view will get a gentle critique from me, but for the most part I try to comment positive or neutral, at worse.

    The notion of living SoMe reciprocally has literally made me a better person!

    These are words well worth Pondering! 

    1. You are the king of commenting Bruce! I am still working to get to your level of zen commenting but I think that I am improving and learning as I go.

      You make excellent points about the different types of sharing too. There are so many ways to give and receive in social media. As in life, I think that striving to give more than you receive in any instance is best.

      I thoroughly enjoy YOU all the time in the social work Bruce. You are a joy!

  2. I agree with Bruce. I love the comment and love commenting when I get the chance. As to suggestions, the realer you are, the more engaging your tweets and post, and the *answering back* and thanking people is where you build a following. Nice post!

    1. I agree – the more “real” you are the better everything is! 

      So much of social media is common sense and things we learned in kindergarten but everyday you see those examples of the bully on the playground or people not sharing well with others.
      Thanks Heather!! xoxo

      1. And sometimes they’re not bully’s, they just forget their manners, like no one likes to be talked to and not listended to.Those that post post post with no interaction, like look at me, look at me, look at me…. I don’t look at. 🙂 They don’t even thank people. Not very social 🙂

  3. Thanks for mentioning my post on how to use Triberr – I agree with you about finding your own special people to share with, I wouldn’t jump in a tribe with a group of strangers knowing nothing about their work. (I guess this can be done but check the name of the tribe and what they are sharing, its best to be in the same niche.) We might share each others blogs anyway but Triberr makes it simpler and easier. 
    Great Post btw – thanks again 🙂 

    1. I loved your post on Triberr and was happy to share it Michelle! I think that many people get overwhelmed with the amount of tools and programs to learn. Taking a little time to learn something new can be very beneficial and time saving in the long run.

      Great getting to know you through Triberr!
      Peggy

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