So this is my first post this year yaaaaaaaaaaaay!
I am really excited… I have been working to give my blog a new look and after a few more tweaks we should be good to go!!!
I had a topic I wanted to write about but I changed my mind a few minutes ago after I logged into my email account and found a number of LinkedIn messages waiting for my attention- yesterday I had looked through a number of pending invitations on my LinkedIn account and I decided to clear that task list by adding or declining invitations- I love LinkedIn by the way especially the recruiter platform-It is an amazing tool that gives recruiters a higher probability of near perfect matches which is often the nightmare of every recruiter- finding the perfect match. Based on my profession, I get loads of invitations on LinkedIn and I usually accept a couple to be aware of what is going on in my talent community and the skills and competencies potential talent have.
I have been perplexed however by way people engage with their audience (me) on different social media platforms and I think some of the messages I got recently got me concerned- for example a message started by saying “thank you for connecting with me” and goes on to say “but there is a better connection” and ends by saying “repent”-Really???? Then there are those bland talkers who tell you “you are the most beautiful girl on LinkedIn” “oh really- that is very interesting- please go on” Let’s not even begin to talk of those marketers who have little or no regard for who their messages are targeted at or those people that send incessant game invitations on Facebook!!! Two words “Just Stop”.
Before I write the second book of lamentations, I would like to share with you my Dos on social media etiquette- I would like your feedback on them!
- Do understand the platform- each platform has an overarching purpose- Play by the set rules
- Do understand that cutesy and respect are important- Pretend you are meeting one on one
- Do choose your game invitation audience carefully- seriously!
- Do forgive those who do things you do not like- do not get into a social media fight (it is quite a sour sight)
- Do act like you would love to be treated
- Do remember that your comments will FOLLOW you – and NO deleting does not always solve the problem. If your mother or boss shouldn’t see it, you probably should not post it!
How about that for an opening post! Do share your social media pet peeves and tips for appropriate etiquette in the comment box!
Have an amazing day today! Have an amazing 2016!
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