SPAM or Helpful Info

If you follow this blog you know I am no prolific business writer. Sure I love to dabble in writing, I share weird and outrageous stories I find on my personal blog, I post sporadically to my photo blog but rarely do I think that I have the inside track on any topic. In the words of Solomon, there is nothing new under the sun and I’m pretty sure someone else has already said whatever it is I am about to say.

Does that mean I am not cutting edge, probably! It also means that I don’t need to stroke my ego….or some BS like that. I often say, or think, there’s a blog post in there but that is generally the end of my efforts.

I wish I could say 2012 will bring major changes in my blogging about social media. I wish I could, but probably I’ll stumble a topic occasionally and will be motivated to put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) and share.

Today I feel that motivation. You see, I posted to twitter about my lunch today. It was a silly tweet and information I normally wouldn’t tweet. However, today I tweeted this:

Warming up some chicken stew for lunch....homemade warmth on a cold day #joy

A short time later I received this reply:

@dalm8ton In this article you'll find the better recipe for chicken stew and dumplings

Had I known Guy, or had any prior contact with him this might have been a welcome and enlightening response. If I had asked for a recipe I would have been delighted; however, because I do not know him and was / am not in the market to change my chicken stew preferences (as an FYI his stew recipe looked NASTY to me) it was an insulting and spammy response.

How are you using your social media powers? Are you spamming? Or are you offering good and useful information? Are you being a bully with your information and trying to ram it down others throats? Or are you being approachable and interesting?

In 2012 I am reassessing my use of social media and suggesting that the time may be right for us all to look at what we do and how we do it on our social media interactions.

About Gayle

Gayle is a Social Media Enthusiast and Consultant with Biz Buzz Social Media Marketing; co-owner of Glynne's Soaps; a dalmatian rescuer; genealogist and member of the Daughters of the Revolution (DAR) and of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC); a Cubs Fanatic; hopeful bagpiper; purveyor of positive; and a curious seeker of life.
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