Social media is about gratitude
Well, perhaps it’s more like it should be. It’s the small and simple things that make those tweets tick by and give them life. How many times have you retweeted something, commented on it, shared a link and given credit to the author or original tweeter only to receive nothing in return? Some of you might say,
whoa Queen Narcissa, aren’t you setting tweeps up by having expectations? Isn’t one supposed to share and do what they do whilst expecting nothing in return?
And yes, you are correct. Sharing is sharing. No strings attached; no expectations of anything coming back to you. That said, when something does come back – a thank you, a mention, a share in return – don’t you feel appreciative? Don’t you feel better? Haven’t you just been recognized? And aren’t you more grateful?
Sometimes we’re too busy to give a shout out
I get it. Especially if you are one of the twitterati who receives hundreds of mentions and RT’s but you know what, Mr. or Ms. Rockstar? How about just taking a second to thank some of those people? To recognize that they made the choice to carry your message forward? Embracing that attitude of gratitude gives you the footing you so desire in the world of social media. Isn’t that what it’s all about? Having groups of tweeters and facebookers all willing to spread your good word. So, think about making that time. Perhaps only once a week. Sit down, and send out thank yous or look for things to share from those who have shared from you. Bet you’ll gain some serious traction. That attitude of gratitude might even grow your social reach.
And to segue on to my gratitude
Over the last few weeks, we’ve had the opportunity to voluntarily put together a small cadre of Tweet Seaters and Facebook Fannies to cover the opening of Best of Broadway Spokane’s In the Heights. Talk about an attitude of gratitude. To each and every person who has thanked us/me for what little work we did to round up the troops, you have my thanks in return. We got so much out of this experience and made so many wonderful connections, that every ounce of effort was completely worth it.
Design Spike, Inc.’s Follow Friday
Design Spike’s #FF goes to all of those involved in last night’s fun and hilarity. We are most grateful for your participation and your willingness to play. You can check out some of their tweets by following hashtag #WCEbob and see some of the Facebook comments over on WestCoast Entertainment’s Page. And the top tweets of the night (or morning as the case may be) are (drum roll please):
@Jocelynistic: Just ordered my Mexican coffee in song, “With a dash of cayenne” and a couple of dance moves. #InTheHeights #WCEBOB
@TheMikeEllis Okay I’m a big ole Giant dude and #InTheHeights got me misty. It touched my heart in several ways. #WCEbob
@sean_smitham “In the Heights” I really liked the 1st Act. Absolutely LOVED the 2nd Act! See this show if you can. Great message about community. #WCEbob
@tinytall The part of me that watches dance movies over and over and over loved In The Heights #wcebob#dontjudge
@RdMustardDesign@AllyShoshana music + dancing = A+ from me. #WCEbob
@JocelynisticIt was awesome > @KevinRay: So @Jocelynistic thinks it was slightly inappropriate of me to yell “He!! Yeah” during the fight scene #wcebob (Queen Narcissa modified the double l’s in he!! to keep this blog PG-13)
@Chuck_Ethridge Fun, innovative, manic piece of theatre. “in the heights” #wcebob
@Jenna__Carroll #Spokane In The Heights is totally worth it. My eyes are leaking. #WCEbob@WCEBroadway
@1nTheDepths Holy Smokes! In The Heights is on fire! #wcebob
@nectarwine RT @AllyShoshana: This has nothing to do with #wcebob but Cory’s sure he pulled a flute muscle. Oh oh. < LOL! (ok that one is gratuitous on my part but a) they don’t call me Queen Narcissa for nothing and b) it got a nod from Josh and c) I meant to say something other than flute, but auto-correct…)
How’s your attitude of gratitude treating you today? Who have you thanked/shared/acknowledged?