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5 Ideas for Social Media Sharing

By Janine Warner, David LaFontaine

The fantastic design on your social media platform might draw people in, but it won’t keep them there. If you need inspiration for content on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, or any of your other social media sites, consider these ideas:

  • Ask a question related to your latest project. Asking questions gives you a great opportunity to interact with your followers, and it can be a powerful way to do research and collect ideas.

  • Let people know about the cool events you are attending. Status updates make it easy to reach out to people and let them know where you’re headed so you can interact in person.

  • Share a favorite link or hot news item in your specialty area. Odds are, many people in your network share your interests. As you read websites and publications be on the lookout for useful tips, studies, and other valuable information that you can share.

  • Be personable, but not too personal. It’s great to be authentic and share something that has meaning to you, but your most deeply personal thoughts and experiences are generally best kept, well, to yourself.

  • Like people back. Make sure you take the time to return the favor by liking, sharing, and retweeting posts from other people.