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The Modern Girls Guide to Social Media

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These days it seems like you can find everything you need to know about someone with a simple Google search (a scary but true thought!)

Social media accounts are now acting as a digital resume, so it’s more important than ever to manage them carefully. Your accounts are how you are represented with not only your friends and family, but also future employers or future clients who are doing some sneaky homework on you.

The Golden Rule.

I read on another blog that you should never post anything on Facebook or Instagram etc that you wouldn’t want on the cover of The New York Times. Basically, if what you just posted would mortify you if printed for millions of people, then you probably shouldn’t post it on your social media. This may be a little dramatic, but overall a good concept.

Pick up your social media game by avoiding these 5 mistakes;

1.Can’t figure out the hype?

If you can’t figure out the hype here it is; Social media is a great way to connect with like minded individuals and build relationships. Instagram, is one social media platform that I feel has helped me a lot with some personal and career growth. Making the right connections with people in your niche always works in your favour. On Instagram, I have managed to build relationships with other bloggers, find new brands to work with and on top of that I am inspired daily by the Influencers that I one day hope to be like.

2.Your last 5 posts were Inspirational quotes  

Yes, we get it. Quotes can help you boost yourself up if your not feeling your best, but posting quotes left right and centre is not a good way of communicating with people. Would you wander around the street bursting out quotes all day long? Probably not… People want to connect with you, not a quote that is plastered all over the internet. Before posting something, think “how would this sound in real life?”

3.You can’t remember the last time you had a conversation in social media

The intent of social media is to social not to just focus on yourself, but the other people around you. Having conversations with other people and focusing on engaging with others. If you can’t remember the last time you had a conversation on a social media platform, you may want to start one up, the results could surprise you.

4. You’re not replying to comments

I guess this kind of falls under number 3, but this is one thing that really bothers me and thought it deserved a mention. If someone is taking the time out to comment or engage with you on one of your posts, not only is it rude to not respond but you will also look a little stuck up (sorry to be blunt). People will eventually get bored of you ignoring them and they will move on.

5.You can’t remember when you last posted on Facebook or Instagram

Social media does not wait for anybody. If you can’t remember the last time you posted, guess what? No one else can either. It’s up to you to be present. Time moves faster in social media than it does anywhere else. It’s not built to be a static website where everything stays the same for months on end, it’s built to be somewhere you connect and somewhere people can find out more about you and what makes you tick.

 

I hope these tips helped, have you got any social media tips for me? Let me know below!

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  • I’m with you there about the quote thing. Don’t get me wrong I love a good quote now and again but some people just take it way too far…

    http://www.thesundaymode.blogspot.com.au

    • Yes I agree, one every now and then is cool, but when it’s your entire feed…..

  • Amy

    Loved the post but I just noticed that you mispelled “you’re!” Haha may want to change that