There is a saying “Common Sense is Not So Common”.
This happens way to often on Social Media.
I have put together my Top 10 list of Social Media No No’s.
My hope is that these help keep you from committing Social Media Suicide.
1. Pick a screen name that represents you and your Brand well.
Don’t call yourself ‘kitty boo boo beatface’ unless that is really your name.
Your Brand is YOU and you don’t need a cute name to represent you.
If you have a business that employes others you can have a separate business name for that.
Do not make your business email gigglygumdrop.com if you want to be taken serious.
2. Don’t skip on filling out your online profile completely.
Use your real name, and your photo to brand yourself.
Make sure to have correct contact info, so they can, you know contact you.
Do not use your pets or objects as your profile no matter how cute.
In your About Section make your “Branding” clear so people know what your about.
3. Don’t approach people you don’t know to “Friend” them just so you can then try to sell them something.
You will quickly lose credibility and your so-called ‘friends.’
Do not be weird, talk to people get to know them.
4. Don’t be a keyboard thug, this is the new Facebook bully syndrome.
The old adage “if you don’t have anything nice to say keep quite” still rings true.
If someone De-Friends you accept their decision gracefully and move on.
If its not true don’t post it.
If it’s not helpful, don’t post it.
If it’s not inspiring, don’t post it.
If it’s not necessary, don’t post it.
If it’s not kind, don’t post it.
Don’t post what a jerk you think anyone is (even if they are) as you are the only one who will end up looking bad.
5. Always offer valuable information.
Don’t just talk about yourself and your business.
Remember people like to tell you about themselves, they don’t really want to hear about you.
Really engage people in conversation, and make sure to reply to people who comment on your posts.
Always remember sharing is caring, and don’t just like someone’s post actually make a comment.
For Facebook use the 70/20/10 rule
For all other media use the 80/20 rule.
6. Always share interesting content.
Inspiring words, inspirational quotes, humorous events, engaging content from your field of work.
7. Don’t send out game requests.
8. Compose your posts, updates or tweets in a word processing document so you can check grammar and spelling before you send them.
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Regardless of what some think, good gramer is a deciding factor in the hiring game.
9. Never post when you’re overly-tired, jet lagged, intoxicated, angry or upset.
This counts for everyone but Matt Frends who we all love and adore, and would think something was dreadfully wrong if he did not do all the above
10. Last but not least, please keep your dirty laundry in the hamper and off of social media.
Never put anything on social Media that you would not want the following to see.