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Nobody Likes a Crybaby

Social media is a funny game off unspoken rules, especially on sites such as Pinterest, Twitter and even WordPress. There’s no crying in baseball and there shouldn’t be any crying in social media. I’m sick of these apps that post irrelevant stats like, how many people followed me or unfollowed me. Everyone wants a larger audience but many of us are not willing to play by the unspoken rules of social media. When someone follows you and you choose not to return the follow, don’t be shocked when they unfollow you. AND never post, ‘such and such unfollowed me today.’ Nobody likes a crybaby (or a tattletale).

R&S Interactive, as a company, managing many other companies social media platform’s, we have an obligation to our clients to grow their audience. There are times when we follow other accounts without needing a ‘followback’ in return, that is known in our business as a ‘strategic follow’. But more times than not we are introducing you to the brand by following you. If you choose not to return the follow we don’t take that personally, we assume, the brand and what it offers socially, isn’t for you. So when you get unfollowed later, don’t cry about it, accept the role you played in being unfollowed.

For my personal account, (@ReallyRaphy on Twitter), I rarely follow people back unless they take an active role tweeting to me or retweeting my post.  That’s how I distinguish between someone who’s only trying to get their follows up and someone who knows and understands what social media is really about, INTERACTION.  When R&S Interactive takes on a new client our goal is always to make as many meaningful interactions as possible between companies and fans / customers.  We want the fans to feel like there is an open line of communication between you and the brand that you are CHOOSING to follow, no matter what the platform.  That’s how relationships are built from company to customer in social media.

Remember social media is a two way line of communication!  Don’t turn your social media into a newspaper print ad.

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How do you Engage?

Disconnect Your Facebook & Twitter NOW:

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If you are a business, your Facebook and Twitter accounts should not be connected.  Just to clarify, if you post something on Facebook it should not automatically post to Twitter also and vice versa.  Why?  Because each of your social media sites needs to be able to stand on it’s own feet.  I understand that it’s more work, but if you put the time and energy into building each platform thoroughly, you will get better results.

First, you want, you need, to have pages that don’t have the same exact content on them.  You need to give your audience a reason to follow or like each page.  If the content is the same on each page, you’re not incentivizing people to follow your other accounts.

Secondly the lingo isn’t the same from Twitter to Facebook or other social media platforms.  For example, if you overuse hashtags (#) on Facebook there’s a good chance your audience will be annoyed.  If any of your Facebook users aren’t on Twitter it might actually confuse them.  Both examples are reason enough to have someone opt out from following along.  Don’t give them that reason!

 

Give us your feedback!

R&S Interactive is a Social Media Management company based out of Los Angeles, CA and Atlanta, GA.  For inquiries please email us at randsinteractive@yahoo.com.

And please follow along on our journey to social media dominance! lol

Twitter – @RS_Interactive

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/RSInteractive?ref=hlPlease giv

 

 

 

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