Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Authenticity on Social Media

     This was supposed to be a Monday post and its Tuesday. I working on my time management skills. I'll be posting on Mondays it's just not today. lol
Wow, authenticity in social media is kinda a broad subject, to begin with. Blogging in and of its self is kinda self-centered because we (meaning me and you the reader if you write/blog) want people to read our blog. That's why we're publishing it on the internet. To hide that isn't genuine. We should share what we post. Yes, we should share in Facebook blogger groups, on your blog's FB page, twitter, etc etc, and maybe once on your personal Facebook profile. What is really annoying is spamming the comment section of anything. To me, that's like a nagging toddler who doesn't want to wait for lunchtime. They want food now and aren't going to stop asking till it happens. I don't mind Facebook like for like or follow for follow on twitter. Neither of them affects my news feed. So it doesn't bother me.
    Now Instagram haha I have a lot to say about that Instagram. I'm going to school for social media marketing. Instagram to me is in another league when it comes to attracting/gaining followers. I don't participate in Instagram follow threads where you have to reciprocate/follow everybody. It's one of the fakest things in social media to me. Those things are like the giveaway loops on Instagram.
You're following them because you have to not because you want to. It's not authentic and results in a lot of unfollows. Yes, I know that people in the same niche do giveaways together. So if you like one account you "should" like them all.  Here's my point: until someone finds their own style, we all could end up commenting the same thing under 10+ photos. That's, not the best, in fact, it's kinda shallow.
    Now, I think we all know the elephant in the room when it comes to Instagram.
People who unfollow you just because you didn't reciprocate a follow back and or you did follow back but they still unfollowed you due to their self-centered nature of just wanting more followers.You, if you're reading this and do this I'm gonna be honest: I don't like you right now. I don't care about the stats with this, it's the fact that you're lying. Here's why: because you only care about gaining followers. When it should be about finding great content to follow. Everybody should only follow accounts where they genuinely love the contented posted. If you follow anybody's account that is YOUR choice. Nobody (including me) is entitled to a followed back. I don't think this is rude, I think it's fair and honest. Don't follow stuff you don't like.

    Being authentic on social media (and life) is very important. So if you have to go make some adjustments go do so then. Just don't be fake on social media. I'll write a happy social media post next time guys. Being that this is my career field I wanted to say this. Happy Tuesday!!

Abbie E. 
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