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#5: Auto Post to Your Social Media Networks

#5: Auto Post to Your Social Media Accounts

You’ve created a brilliant blog post.

Now, to get the word out and get people interested in your blog.

It’s like distributing a magazine to the newsstand racks. Of course, far easier to do online.

You can update your Facebook, Twitter and other social media accounts with your blog post’s URL for your friends to see. But updating each account manually is a pain in the ass and a huge waste of time.

The solution: auto post.

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#3: Give Respect, Get Respect

Sometimes people go nuts on Twitter (see Rockson Tan vs YPAP Leader) or Facebook (The Facebook Douche Bag by the Oatmeal).

We laugh hearty har-har at them, but it bugs me that we can’t get along with each other even in a virtual world.

But social media is quite like real life. We “meet”, we “talk”, we share stories and content, all things that we do when we’re with real-life friends. Like all things in real life, social media is about how you say things and how you “act” in the community.

  • “Please” and “Thank Yous” are always appreciated
    Be polite.
  • Show patience and kindness to newbies
    They might not know what they are doing. Just take it that they’re naive.
  • Don’t diss the community that you’re in
    Would you diss your host in real life?
  • Treat people like you’d want to be treated
    Would you want to be told that you’re worthless, stupid or a waste of space? Probably not.

Essentially it boils down to – give respect to others, and you’ll be given respect. Do check out my 6 Don’ts in Social Media post for things that you shouldn’t do in any social media network.

 


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Social Media Check Up By Burson-Marsteller

Saw this link on my Twitter feed this morning (courtesy: A Piece of Chyan).

 

 

Twitter had the greatest growth of all social media outlets (I think immediacy and ease of getting into it are important). What’s interesting is how companies use Twitter with respect to answering questions. Slide 19 shows how @INGDirect takes on a different tone as compared to @LGD_recruit (in Korean).

Generally there’s a huge increase in  Twitter, Facebook and Youtube channels as well as activity for Asian companies, but blog use has dipped. However their western counterparts have grown their blog channels and usage.

I can think of a few reasons why blogs are declining in Asia:

  • Companies don’t know what to say.
  • Corporate bloggers are lamed by company policies (I Rather Be Writing has a brilliant post on how we’re powerful as consumers but lame as employees).
  • The social media person has other roles such as HR, marketing or something else. So they’re time-poor and resource strapped.
  • We’re afraid of giving away content.
  • It’s far easier to grow an audience in Facebook and Twitter than on blogs. 

What other reasons might lead to the blogging decline?

Six Don’ts in Social Media (or Facebook or Twitter… oh, you get the idea)

I read an article by The Online Citizen recently. It outlined how a Facebook Fanpage “Ang Mo Kio – Yio Chu Kang” was taken over by disgruntled netizens who flooded its wall with comments critical of the government. So the administrator went on a deleting spree.

Bad move.

The fans turned into trolls who flamed, crashed and burned at every opportunity. The Online Citizen has its own political axe to grind but it highlights one thing that all social media folk should know – Don’t break social media etiquette!

Being on social media is like being in a conversation. There are things that you just don’t do, like cut people off in mid-sentence, going on and on about yourself etc. It’s the same for social media.

With that in mind, here’s…

 

Six Social Media Don’ts

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