Worst Advice About Social Media

For the most part learning about social media is fun and honest, but every now and then you can get some really bad advice. When I first signed up through Facebook I was told to only have Facebook, the other sites wouldn’t be what I want them to be if I enjoy Facebook. What I learned, instead, is by signing up with other sites is that I can express myself differently on each one. Here is a list I came across of some of the worst advice regarding social media.

  • The size of the image does not matter  The size of the image actually does matter. Most sites have an app option; personally I use my app more than I do the actual site, you have to keep that in mind when posting photos. If it’s too big to fit the mobile version, maybe don’t post it.
  • Syncing Twitter and Facebook is a good idea  I said this in a previous blog and I will say it again, this is a TERRIBLE idea. Each site is designed for something different. You need to keep up with each one individually.
  • You should be on every social media platform   While you should sign up with multiple sites please keep in mind that there are several to choose from so you don’t need to be part of every single one. Read about each of them and find which one works best for your needs.
  • Add tons of hashtags to every post  This bugs me so much. One to three is ok but when you see 20 hashtags it looks kind of desperate. Plus I think it takes away from what you are truly trying to say.
  • Tell everyone everything  Believe it or not, nobody really cares what you had for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Try to keep posts to a minimum and if you do feel like posting everything, at least make it interesting.

These are just a few tips to help you out but the best advice is to try and use common sense when it comes to social media. It’s no different than anything else you do in your life.

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