In the world of social media, no matter the platform, there are varying degrees of relationships. Everyone uses social media in different ways, some personal and some business. Most social media platforms were initially intended to help people connect and stay in touch with the people they care about in real life.
In the race for the most followers, friends, exposure or whatever your goal is in social media, it’s important to realize that amidst all the noise, you have real friends. Friends that enhance your life, contribute to your success, make you a better person, and truly care about you.
Don’t let an algorithm dictate who you share thoughts and moments with. Don’t let a Twitter feed become so noisy that you miss real conversations. Highs and lows, for better or for worse, be there for your real friends. Recognize them. Interact with them. Enrich your life and theirs.
Every day, it seems, the next best social media platform comes along. Everyone races to join and be included. We join so many social media networks that we aren’t really a part of any of them.
We never truly connect with anyone because we’re too busy trying to connect with everyone.
Social media isn’t simply about being there. It’s about connecting, experiencing, bonding, creating and nurturing relationships.
If you’re a business, be there for your customers and community, not that person in India that sent you a friend request. It’s not about how many people follow you. It’s about how many people listen to you.
There are people trying to connect with you on a much deeper level than sharing news stories or inspirational quotes.
Be there for them. They’re waiting.