In my Social Media Sunday posts, this has been a recurring theme: Social MEdia is not all about ME.
It just means that I try to remember that most people really don't care about me, they care about themselves. I don't mean this in a negative way, it is human nature. We are generally self-centered. All of us.
So I try to approach social media by keeping the ME out of it as much as possible. Social XXdia. Sure, I want you to follow me, I want you to share my posts, I love when you retweet, and adore when you comment, but I understand that you are probably just wanting me to do all those things for you too. I try to give on social media more than I take...and this has been an effective strategy for me.
So when I spent most of the day yesterday asking you to vote for me in BioSkin's FB contest for Favorite Running Blogger, I sort of broke my own rule on social media. I was on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram basically screaming ME ME ME ME ME ME. VOTE FOR ME! PLEASE.
I did that because I really (really!) would love it you would vote for me (cash and prizes are at stake) and I had to make it about me because that is the only way to get votes, but I kind of forgot to ask you what I could do for you in return. I asked you to do me a favor and many of you were kind and gracious enough to vote, but how can I return the favor?
If I win this contest, I will receive Bioskin products, which I will pass on to you in a blog giveaway! I love my Bioskin calf sleeves, they are the best (tightest) compression sleeves I've ever worn. I know you'll love them too.
Whether I win or not, at the end of the contest I also plan to do a Facebook shout out for the blogs that that supported me.
What else can I do for you? Like your Facebook page? Share your tweet? I'd love to return the favor for your support. Let me know in the comments, on Twitter @gealenders, or on my Running with Ollie Facebook page. I want to help support you, as you have helped support me.
I would be so honored if you would vote for me in Bio Skin Favorite Running FB contest and please let me know how I can return the favor.
VOTE HERE You can vote once a day until June 30th. You rock!
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