If you want to succeed in social media, you need to be social.
Itâ€™s not enough to be a wallflower and wait for people to come to you. With hundreds of millions of users online and more joining every day, desperate for their friends and online acquaintances to ‘likeâ€™ what they do, youâ€™ve got to be kicking ass, shaking hands, sharing your shit, and constantly making connections in order to succeed.
The saddest thing I see on Twitter or Facebook is people who donâ€™t interact. They just in their dark, lonely corner of the internet waiting for people to come to them, hoping that by their divine right of being on Twitter that their one of their witty observations will get picked up into a flurry of online popularity.
Or maybe thatâ€™s just me.
However, just like in real life, most people donâ€™t notice people who talk to themselves, or if they do, we consider them crazy.Â So step out of your social media cave and take time to say hello. Greet your new followers. Do something to stand out in the crowd. Talk to people and be nice to them. Retweet people who share cool things. Interact with other users. Make the social web social.
Itâ€™s not that hard. You donâ€™t even have to shower or get dressed. Nobody will know from your text that you last washed your hands a week ago.
Get out there and make some new friends. Thereâ€™s no reason why you should suck at social media in 2011.
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