Why It’s Okay To Share On Social Media:
Humans are amazing. We’re smart and creative and funny and considerate. Choose what you post based on quality and relevance, but don’t be stingy. There’s no right or wrong number of times to retweet or share someone’s Facebook status. Make sure you’re posting your own material, but don’t be afraid to share other great material, too.
Creating a successful business is about making connections. How many of us would be where we are today if it weren’t for a friend, a former co-worker, and college buddy who helped us get a job, who helped us find our footing in a new industry?
We are interested in each other, not just ourselves and our own well-being. That’s kind of beautiful, man.
Coming up with brilliant ideas is hard work, and getting those ideas to go viral is even harder.
Work hard, work smart, but be proud of other people’s achievements and share them. There’s plenty of love to go around.
Okay, so I realize this sounds like a self-help manual, but many businesses don’t connect well on social media because they’re unwilling to acknowledge other organizations’ successes. Did a competitor create something awesome? Great! Be happy for them. Now, what can you do that’s even better?
They’ll feel a connection with you just by seeing that you’ve publicly acknowledged their work.
Everyone deserves to take pride in their creations, and the more we work to appreciate each other, the more our connections and networks grow and strengthen.
How often do you share someone else’s blog posts, articles, images, and other information? Do you get a positive, neutral, or negative response when you share other people’s material? Answer in the comments below!