Everyday, you can go online and read another “preaching” article about social media. Most of time these articles start out with “You should” type of materials. I don’t know about you but these type of articles are real turnoffs to me. There are way too many people telling others what they should do. Do this, do that and you will have success.
The best articles on the topic of social media, talk from experiences with social media. Sometimes their information is questionable, but I respect them for taking a stance instead of repeating everything that they hear. Now, I am not saying this type of writing is easy to do and believe me, I have written many articles about “what you should do” as opposed to what I have done, but I am working on this because I have found people want to learn more from other people’s experiences, rather than repeating other people’s comments. (There is a difference! )
Talk about what works and does not work with respect to your marketing.
If you want more readers, stop preaching about what people should be doing and give them some information from your own experiences. I know this sounds like a preachy article, but I can tell you the posts that resonate the most with my readers are those articles that I actually write that talk from experiences. Here are three examples of recent posts that I have wriiten from my experiences:
How do I get more traffic to your website? Posted October 24, 2013
How to use Twitter as a Newspaper? Posted October 22, 2013
Some Social Media Secrets Posted October 8, 2013
By taking time to share your experiences, you will become a better writer and people will respect you more and will want to learn more from your experiences. In addition, you will meet others willing to share their tips and valuable information with you. It is a Win-Win for everyone.
By the way, thanks to all of you who read this site and for your comments.
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