4 Things I have learned on social media

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Okay, I’ll admit I’m cheating on this one by using three prompts but it’s true Social Media has taught me these things.

Apologize

Okay being a digital marketer has taught me one thing. Clients are ALOT like ALOT. But guess what it’s your business and you want it to succeed so you have to learn to apologize.

Now I’m not saying let people walk all over you.

But you do have to realize that the client is always right even when they are wrong especially when it comes to social media.

You know when you’re talking to someone who doesn’t understand but doesn’t want to tell you they don’t understand.

Or someone whose like ‘it’s expensive I can just do it myself’

and you’re thinking, ‘well Karen why don’t you just do it yourself then.’

You want to scream cause they’re being both patronizing and annoying.

But Instead, you say, ‘I’m sorry I can’t be of more assistance but I do wish you the very best’

And yes sometimes it hurts very very much to say but as you know everything lasts forever on the internet. 

And the customer is king.

Community is everything

The very best thing about social media for me has been finding my community.

Sometimes in real life, it can be hard to fit in or find people who love what you love and the internet has created that for everybody.

I mean there’s a community for literally everything and it’s awesome.

Ironically this same social media feeling of community has translated into my own private life. 

Now I’ve gotten to meet people I’ve met online in real life and make real connections.

Even in this time of isolation, we’ve managed to stand together and nothing was more powerful to me than when we lost my uncle and we had to bury him through zoom.

It was really painful to go through. It’s strange not getting to see your family or get to hug or hold them and cry with them.

But my family got to connect every single day from across multiple countries and still share in our grief. 

Social Media brought us together at a time that we couldn’t be together

Gratitude

Things like this have allowed me to become thankful for the little things.

Our ability to talk and still continue to love one another even when we aren’t in the presence of each other.

The ability to share stories like this and share laughter and even pain too.

The ability to find advice and help from people around the world that you would never have the chance to connect with otherwise.

I know in this day and age it would be easy to concentrate on the negatives but even as we fight and protest and share our pain.

Social media for the first time has allowed us to do all of this together.

Nothing can replace hard work

In this influencer age, the internet has given people this false sense of it comes easy.

You hear people often talk about oh they just take pictures and do nothing all day and get famous.

Look try it! 

I mean really try it!

It’s not that easy.

You have to build your audience, then you have to stay engaged with your audience not to mention keep creating engaging content. 

Think about your branding, your SEO, create a strategy and build relationships with the right brands if you actually wanna get paid.

It’s A LOT and honestly, it always makes me wonder why most people spend their time wanting what they see on social media but then don’t want to work for it.

Nothing comes easy even the elusive social media fame. 

That’s why you hire a social media manager who actually understands that it’s more than just posting a few times a week.

Anyway, it’s all love from me and I’ll see you on the next post.

Mandy🖤

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