THE MONEY DUMMY BLOGSocial Media OverSharingHow To Fix ItBy John Paul AguiarSocial Blogging Entrepreneurwww.JohnPaulAguiar.com
Why SM Over Sharing SucksToday I wanted to share my 2 golden penny’s on why sharing to much sucksfor you and your followers, then I will share my Chunky Sharing Systemwith you..What Is Social Media Over Sharing?It is a 2 prong process…First, you share a new tweet or status update every 2 min.Second, you follow that 2 min sharing routine about 100 – 200 times a day. Why Is This Bad?
It’s Soooooo Annoying I hate to break it to you, but you are not that important that people want to read that many tweets or shares from you. You’re Not Really There Sharing 100 shares a day is a dead giveaway that you’re not really there.You want to be “there” and available for each tweet to reply to any re-sharesor comments each of your share brings in. But when share 200 shares a day, it’s pretty obvious that you are definitely not “there”.
You Don’t Give Your Tweets Time To WorkYou need to separate your tweets and shares by AT LEAST 25 min to give them the timeto get seen and read and shared.Most of my shares get shared more after 10 – 15 min then they do in the first 5min. That alone should be reason enough to give your shares time to work for you.But if not, let’s look at it like this…If you share every 2 min and people decide to read that first share and say it takes them5 – 10 min to read it.Now if you are sharing every 2 min, the people reading your previous share WILL NOTsee your next 3-5 shares.I know for me and I’m pretty sure for you too, your goal is to get as many people to seeyour shares and read your shares and then hopefully re-share them….Right?Looks like the tweet every 2 min routine is an ass backwards way to share on socialmedia.
You Have Cry Wolf SyndromeOk, I’m reaching here a little bit but it worksSharing 100 – 200 times a day is a good way to get me to start ignoring yourshares.When you are sharing 100 – 200 shares a day you are lessening the quality ofyour shares. There is no way that all 200 shares are top quality or shareworthy.Your followers will start to learn that you will share anything good or bad.The less you share, the more important each of those shares becomes.
Less Is More…Trust MeSocial media is a good place to practice the “less is more” principal.Let me share this to show you what I mean…I follow a local photo group on Facebook and even though it is not a requirement peopleto stick to the 1 or 2 pictures per share system.You share a couple in the morning, you share a couple in the evening.That’s works great! Then you get the one super sharer that thinks… Hey, wouldn’t it becool to share 15 pictures in 1.5 min?Now the whole stream is filled with JUST this persons pictures.What happens?No one likes the pictures or comments, she is ignored. Too much of a good thing, doesn’t make it better.
My Chunky Sharing PlanI get that you want to share peoples stuff and you want to give back to greatpeople that share your stuff. I do this everyday yet I don’t share 100 times aday.You just have to be more selective and creative on how you share. I use a listof people that I want to share back.. it may be one or two days later but itcounts all the same.For me I tweet in chunks. (hmm seems to be a theme on this post huh )I get “chunky” about 3 – 4 times a day and each “chunk” is 4 – 5 shares:A chunk in the morningA chunk in the afternoonA chunk in the eveningA chunk late at night (occasionally)
The Wrap Up…Sharing in chunks keeps me sharing nicely thru out the day and night and stillfrees up more of my time to do MORE important things in my business thensocial media.No one has time to read your 100 shares and more importantly, you are mostlikely getting ignoring.Share less on social media and I promise you each of your shares will get seen more, read more and shared more.
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