You see this when you go to a group or a community and you see the same post again and again.
Sometimes you see the same person putting up the same post across about 5 or 6 groups or communities on the same day or over the same 15-minute span.
Is this helping them, or is it actually hurting them? I hate to block anyone or mute anyone on social media or whatnot, but when they share the same thing over and over, or invite me to the same group over and over, I do it.
I’m sorry, but how much am I supposed to take? Seeing the same book as 50 times? How about 100? If I see it 100 times after I saw it enough to start keeping track in a notebook by the computer…is that enough?
Like I said, it really just comes down to ignorance – a word that people really hate because it makes them feel stupid and sound stupid.
Listen, I’m the most ignorant damn hick there is when it comes to an oil change. I couldn’t even tell you where the damn oil pan under the car is, and that’s why I pay someone to fiddle with that.
It was the voice of someone that’d just figured out how to change their own oil or had started to do so after an exceedingly long time without. I smiled and nodded and thanked him and that was that – I got the hell out of there.
Am I saying you should pay someone to do your social media marketing? No, I’m just saying that I’m pretty damn ignorant about some things – like oil changes – and instead of trying to learn how to do them in lieu of continually doing them wrong and causing lasting harm to my vehicle, I let someone else do them.
I could go online and learn how to do oil changes, but I don’t want to. I’ll always be someone that pays for an oil change. I’ll remain in blissful ignorance of the wonders of oil changes.
But you on the other hand, what are you going to do? Keep poking into everything under the car until the whole think comes crashing down upon you?
Hell no – you’re going to read these tips on social media on Google+ and Twitter and Facebook so you can prevent that from happening!
- Groups: Sometimes you see people put the same post in about 5 or 6 groups and it makes you want to smash your head through the window. I've heard that 3 communities is really the ideal max for sharing. Also, try using a different photo with each post to make them 'unique’ and to save me from killing myself when I see you’ve posted yet again.
- Benefit: Give me a benefit of clicking on your link, or even that 'read more' on your post. Remember, I don’t care about you – I care about myself. If what you have doesn't seem like it's a good use of my time, I won't check it out, it’s that simple. That's why you see so many +1's and Likes on photos and quotes...it's easy, and it also means someone didn’t really give a damn many of the times (at least not enough to comment).
- Cross-Network: Share on Twitter and Facebook too, but again, maybe with different photos. If you share on more networks it cuts down on that need you feel to share in so many of the same kind of communities on Google+ and that means people like me won’t think you’re some kind of extra-dimensional traveler from the land of Dumbass.
Just some thoughts...thanks for reading (and keeping me from blocking you)!