To allow a post, or not allow

September 20, 2010 at 2:09 am 1 comment


It’s the week after Keller Williams MegaCamp and I am going through the list of everyone I met and all of the people I need to touch base with. Being that social media and relationship building through it is kind of my thing I love to post thankful or kind comments to people. So here is why I post. This evening I wanted to go thank someone for everything they did and the awesome job at MegaCamp…. only to find their wall shut down to comments. So now, I won’t write to them. They will never know the thanks that I wished to give them. I will not be able to build and strengthen that relationship.

Many people tend to have a fear about opening up their wall for comments. I get it. I was there once as well. Here is the reality of the situation. Letting go of the power and allowing your audience to interact is what makes social media successful. Not to mention, you set a tone on your page. Through your profile pic, posts, comments and links you set a tone of what is and is not appropriate on your page.  Therefore, the fear that someone will post something inappropriate is almost unfounded.

Think of it like this. If you receive a “save the date” card for a wedding and its elegant black and white, then the invitation matches, the RSVP card to suit and the event is located at the Ritz Carlton….are you going to show up in jeans and flip-flops? No, of course you’re not. You’ll show up dressed to the tone that the hosts have set. Your profile does the same. So let go of some of that fear and let people interact with you. Side note: do always monitor your page, things do tend to sneak in. But your fine 99% of the time.

 

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  • 1. Jonathan Benya  |  November 3, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    You’ve hit the nail on the head here, Liz! People need to understand that to be successful online, you need to open up your profile, and let people interact! If there was ever a problem with an individual, you throw out the bad apple, not the entire bushel!

    Agents who understand this now will be much happier 2 years from now. Social Media and Facebook marketing is still in it’s infancy, and it’s a wide open race to be seen. Adding high privacy levels to facebook is just a roadblock to success, IMHO

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