With all of the new things out there it is difficult sometimes to know what is the most acceptable way to do things on the social network. Thankfully, I had a wonderful friend to help me on this new techno journey, Edie Melson.
Sometimes we run the risk of turning off our social network followers by focusing completely on ourselves and our own success. Today I thought I’d share a funny social networking clip with Superhero Cafe on Youtube and list a few etiquette rules for social networking. This is by no means a complete list, but it will get you started.
Etiquette Rules For Social Networking:
*Make sure that for every post about yourself, you post 5 things about others. This shows that you care about your followers and want to provide the best possible opportunities for them.
*Be sure to say thank you to those who retweet, share or post your information. Return the courtesy when you feel they have solid content you want to share with your audience.
*Respect your follower’s time. Retweet and share quality content with your followers.
*Return Favors. When possible return the favor to those who follow you, follow back. For those who give you a +K, give them one back. To those who like your Facebook Page, like theirs back.
*Encouragement Not Just Platform. Your social networking should encourage your followers, not just announce yourself and your accolades.
*Sharing Yourself. Followers want to genuinely get to know you better. Let your social networking give them an opportunity to do this, as well as you getting to know them. Get them involved.
These are just a few of the social network etiquette tips I’ve learned from my friend Edie Melson. There are so many more that you can find on her blog The Write Conversation. Another great place to look is on Michael Hyatt’s blog.
What are some social networking etiquette tips you’ve learned along the way?