It’s becoming very common to make twitter accounts for any and all things, including pets, but how do you find others to follow and who will follow you back? Facebook, Linkedin, and other social networks also allow you to make status updates and find groups that you can join that satisfy your interest in animal welfare, breeds you may like, and other things regarding pets. If you’re a pet lover, with a social network account, and not sure how to harness it to find others who share interests and also share a few laughs, check out the following 5 tips.
1: Think about what you want to write. If you have a blog that will be centered around your pets, animal welfare, or anything to do with animals, take a moment and narrow down the topic and think about what you want to say. If you’re writing for fun, the topics can change from day to day but if you are part of a website that strives to educate and promote pet health, do some homework and make a plan of the topics and subjects you’d like to address.
2: Listen and read what others have to say. If you have found several other people that share your same interests and follow them on twitter or have made connections with them over other social networks, read their articles, status updates, and communicate with them. Part of communicating is becoming a good listener. Join in on the conversations and share your knowledge or ask questions. You will open a lot of doors and meet some great people or dogs or cats or hamsters!
3: Take deep breaths if you come across an opinion, point of view, or discourse that you do not agree with. You’re on a social media network and you don’t have to reply to all comments. Let it go. You can have your point of view and so can others. If you do feel a need to contribute, think first, calm down, and construct a well written reply free from anger.
4: Don’t worry about the number of people who follow you or how many you follow. Quantity does not equal quality. It’s fun to say that you are part of a circle of networkers that are in the hundreds or thousands but if you’re not having dialogues and conversations, the numbers mean little. Choose your followers, choose the points of view, and choose the groups you join wisely.
5: If you are promoting a product, an event, or a business balance it with other things. Don’t just pitch and pitch and pitch. You may lose followers and interest in what you are promoting. Share articles or thoughts you have, find fun videos, and here and there promote.
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