To RT or not to RT? There is no question!

To RT or not to RT? There is no question!

To RT or not to RT? There is no question!

NOT keeping up with the Joneses

Have you seen this funny photo on Social Media?

After I finished laughing, I thought to myself about the “Ditto” neighbor – did they feel defeated before they even tried to start, so they just took the easy way out?

And this might be a bit of a reach, but doesn’t this remind you of a lot of many social media participants?

“Stand up and face your fears, or they will defeat you.” ~ LL Cool J

Are you afraid to create original posts? THINK (as the famous IBM’s Thomas Watson said). What results have you been getting by not trying?

Don’t rely on RT’ing or Liking! Will YOU be remembered for repeating what SOMEONE ELSE said?

If all you are doing is sharing information, then ultimately readers will get to the source’s page, not yours.

You DO have something to share – think about what you say to customers and friends. You’re sharing all the time! So go do the same with your social media.

We often don’t realize what we have to offer because, as the expert, we think it’s easy. But it isn’t always easy to others and you can BE their source for that information.

Keep checking your insights… they’ll tell the story.

Lets Share This Story !

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12 Responses to “To RT or not to RT? There is no question!”

  1. centerforsocialconnections1

    Hi, Hania,

    Agree on doing your own content as well. Consider this, when you retweet or repost you are doing something for someone else & thus building a relationship. You are validating and highlighting someone else .(Not to mention now you are seen by their entire network!) This is huge in How to win friends & influence people. More often then not, when you repost or retweet, people click on your name, not the other person’s name. You are known for being outside of yourself, which is a distinction in itself. Also, when you are retweeting and reposting info that resonates authentically with you, your audience gets to know you and see what you value. You also learn lots from other people. You are sharing increased depth and perspective with your network. You are giving VALUE! These retweeting actions and like comments show its not all about YOU! Only when you hear other people first, can you be heard. Business is done thru relationships. This is what social media is all about sharing with people and creating relationships!

    Appreciate all you do, you are a lovely person. Happy holidays to you!

    • @bizcommunicator

      Hi Marie, So good to hear from you!

      ALL Excellent points – as you know your social media stuff well! However, balance is important, and I’m sure as you have a large following, you have noticed those who seem to do nothing but RT or like. So what percentage of reposting or retweeting do you like for a good balance?

      And the compliment is appreciated and sent right back!

      Hania

  2. centerforsocialconnections1

    Hi, Hania,

    Agree on doing your own content as well. Consider this, when you retweet or repost you are doing something for someone else & thus building a relationship. You are validating and highlighting someone else .(Not to mention now you are seen by their entire network!) This is huge in How to win friends & influence people. More often then not, when you repost or retweet, people click on your name, not the other person’s name. You are known for being outside of yourself, which is a distinction in itself. Also, when you are retweeting and reposting info that resonates authentically with you, your audience gets to know you and see what you value. You also learn lots from other people. You are sharing increased depth and perspective with your network. You are giving VALUE! These retweeting actions and like comments show its not all about YOU! Only when you hear other people first, can you be heard. Business is done thru relationships. This is what social media is all about sharing with people and creating relationships!

    Appreciate all you do, you are a lovely person. Happy holidays to you!

    • @bizcommunicator

      Hi Marie, So good to hear from you!

      ALL Excellent points – as you know your social media stuff well! However, balance is important, and I’m sure as you have a large following, you have noticed those who seem to do nothing but RT or like. So what percentage of reposting or retweeting do you like for a good balance?

      And the compliment is appreciated and sent right back!

      Hania

  3. Peter Wright

    Have to agree with Hania that people who only re-publish are not establishing real connections, but most definitely agree with Marie that a good balance of own and re-published content is a great way of helping both the original content creator and our own networks.

    For example, if I see a post somewhere that is on a subject outside my area of expertise but almost certainly of interest to part of my network, I believe that I am doing everyone a favour by re-publishing it. Perhaps some evidence of that is when my RTs get re-tweeted.

    • @bizcommunicator

      Thanks for the comment, Peter. I follow your example as well. I am glad you understand my point about those who predominantly re-publish.

  4. Peter Wright

    Have to agree with Hania that people who only re-publish are not establishing real connections, but most definitely agree with Marie that a good balance of own and re-published content is a great way of helping both the original content creator and our own networks.

    For example, if I see a post somewhere that is on a subject outside my area of expertise but almost certainly of interest to part of my network, I believe that I am doing everyone a favour by re-publishing it. Perhaps some evidence of that is when my RTs get re-tweeted.

    • @bizcommunicator

      Thanks for the comment, Peter. I follow your example as well. I am glad you understand my point about those who predominantly re-publish.

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