Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Blogging Tip of the Day: Vol. 109
There are ways of "forcing" people to look at your posts. It can be done in numerous amounts of ways, either you include names on Facebook or Twitter, you push the post on Google Plus or you e-mail things to people on the side. Nobody wants this. I log in to Google Plus and I have over 80 notifications at any given time of the day, and if 10 of them are push posts, I click the "Ignore posts from this user" and boom, they no longer exist. In the Facebook world I unfriend these people, and despite the streets paved with gold that people tell you Facebook is, without "Friends" you have no audience. The same for Twitter, and if I start getting e-mails with posts constantly, you guessed it, spam filter. Guess what happens when enough people spam filter you? You got it, the e-mail systems automatically spam everything you do.
The worst part about these tactics is the people who simply "look" glamorous in the blogging world use these tactics constantly. They simply fish for followers to replace all the ones that have them on ignore, and they spam the crap out of the new ones. I really would hate to see people end up falling into that trap, so the best way to do that is don't start. Be interactive with your followers, and don't spam them. The results will be more engaged followers that you don't have to replace every week because you have pissed them all off.
This Is Me
I have been bouncing around online for just about 20 years, so I have been there and have done that. It doesn't mean I didn't like it and wouldn't do it again. As most humans, I am a social animal. To be a social animal on the internet it is social media that binds us all together. I prefer Google + and Twitter but have pages on the other ones that I ignore, so you probably should too.
I blog a lot. If you don't like people that blog a lot then I don't know how you got here to begin with. You may want to just move along.
Contrary to popular opinion I hate politics, but have political opinions ..
The easiest way to get under my skin is to apply the "all you talk about is politics" tag. This is a common knee jerk reaction some have when they see something political, and unfortunately I don't hold back sometimes. As a matter of fact, I share more about health, fitness and blogging than politics, which you would know if you weren't busy dismissing me. I actually follow and interact with more people that disagree with me than agree with me politically. The list of "other than politics" seems to be growing everyday and it probably looks a lot like this:
- Blogging (I am a blogger and I blog a lot. Get used to it.)
- Health & Fitness (Avid bodybuilder and diet guru)
- Photography (If I don't know your language now you know why I follow you)
- Android (I love Android, and wouldn't wipe my rear end with an iPhone)
- Humor (If you are funny, I am going to like you)
- Sports (Patriots and Red Sox mostly)
- Music (You'd be surprised how diverse I get here)
- Quotes (I love quotes from historical and hysterical figures)