Kristen Lamb* has a great post on 10 Ways to Improve Your “Likeability Quotient“.
“…likability on social media is so crucial to marketing. We are no longer selling stories…we are selling ourselves, which just confirms for me that writers really are the oldest profession in the world. “
I’ve been a heavy user of social media. Love love LOVE my RSS reader. It’s highly organized – made me feel good to read Alex Cavanaugh’s post on Saturday to see I’m in good company. But I’ll admit my L.Q. needs to come up on the scale. I read a lot of posts, but as Kristen notes, you also have to comment to build a relationship with other readers & writers. And I need to post interesting content on my blog, not just me-me-me. So I fail big-time on those two points.
It would be so easy to give you a play-by-play of how I stack up against Kristen’s other points, but there’s that me-me-me content I need to avoid. A little goes a long way, right?
*Kristen Lamb writes some fabulous blog posts and is the author of We Are Not Alone–The Writer’s Guide to Social Media and Are You There, Blog? It’s Me, Writer .