Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Social MEdia is Not all about Me

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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  1. I don't need anything in return - you are close & I voted again! :)

  2. you KNOW I am voting for you every day and I don't mind that you asked one bit... you are so generous with your SM shares and tweets especially. Love that... and I hope you win... but best of all, I am glad you found a compression product you love.

  3. "Social XXdia" - I love it! It is true how human nature tends to be self-centered. I've been trying also to be less me-centered on social media. Reminds me of this skit from my favorite comedian...

  4. I just love Facebook and Twitter .Most of the time I used to spend on these websites .These two platforms provides facilities for Social media marketers for promoting business and also for advertising .Fan page creation ,Community management are the best services that are offered by Facebook and Twitter .


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