It’s no secret that we all need to be liked. And social media is no exception.
Each day or every couple of days you post random stuff about your life. What you ate for breakfast. Your latest shopping finds. How you feel about politics, friendships, work, love (shudder). And I think all of us want to be “liked”, read, or “retweeted”.
But I’m not going to tell you how to be liked. Cause, seriously, I’m no expert.
Nope, instead I’ll tell you the signs that you are “liked”. Possibly too much so. And yes, its possible to be too popular if you ask me.
Anyhow, let’s get started.
People Randomly Comment and Thank You For Shit You Forget You Did
I’m not talking about the maniac who thanks their followers or readers every thirty seconds:
I love my twitter twiends! You guys are the best.
Seriously guys! Thanks for reading my blog! I couldn’t have asked for better friends. I heart all of u!
or updating their facebook status with:
I just told my hubby about how great ya’ll are!
First off, imagine that husband?!
I’m not talking about these kind of people. If you get a personalized “thank you” comment about stuff you forgot you wrote, that’s a good sign. As long as it doesn’t include the term, “I heart you”.
I speak for all of blogs, Facebook, and Twitter when I say, it’s enough already with the hearting.
People Recommend You and Your Blog On Twitter When It’s Not Friday.
Forget “Follow Friday” The real time to decide if people like you is on every day aside from Friday. Just once, I’d like to see a tweet like this:
Hey Bob, are you following @Edens_Eats!? You should! It’s really tight! She’s snarky and fun!
Actually, that sucked. And let’s not use “tight”. Let’s cast that word out along with “LOLZ” and “fecal”. Lets try this instead:
Hey Bob, are you following @Edens_Eats?! You should! Because if you don’t, I’ll cut you.
Even When You’re At Your Most Annoying, People Still Read Your Blog And Don’t Unfollow You.
Suppose one day you get all drunk and reveal a deep, horrible secret about yourself.
ZoMg guys… srsly. I kno i shldnt say this butt regis philbin is hot as shit.
(I know, “ZOMG” is just as confusing as “LOLZ”). Or you start writing mean things about your readers.
i can’t believe you all have nothing to do except read ‘my tweets’ and read my posts. gawd. the internet is like a vortex of virginity.
The next morning you wake up and survey the damage:
Hundreds of “Likes”. Thousands of comments. Nobody unfollowed.
One new follower.
People Actually Listen To You.
Look, in real life, nobody listens to me. I teach a kindergarten cooking class and these six year olds will do anything but listen to me. They just stare at me thinking:
Really, shithead? Really. Oh okay. I’ll be quiet and assemble my raisins on my peanut-free peanut butter log. Right after I shit my pants and commit a little vandalism on the monkey bars.
And they’re six. I know, they really shouldn’t be shitting their pants.
Social media is different. If you can get people to listen to you, you’re liked. If you can’t, you’re not liked. Simple fact.
I’m guessing my students dont follow me on twitter
So what are signs you’ve noticed?