I am noticing a fair number of ‘growling’ communications around the Avenue. I am not saying that you have to love everything that everyone says or does. I even confess that you might get a less than thrilled message from me if you start selling my shares or stealing my missions, but Social Media is about engaging with people.
If your messaging is consistently grumpy, folks are likely to avoid you.
If your messaging conveys the idea that you know everything, folks will tune you out.
If you try to tell folks what they should do, the best outcome is they will ignore you. They might get upset or tell you what you should do…or where you can go!
If your messaging is all about you, folks will ignore your self promotion and listen little to anything that you say.
If your messaging is fun & affirmative, folks will want to hear more.
If your posts are beautiful and informative, folks will pay attention.
If you listen and respond when folks reach out, they are likely to be grateful and respnd again. If you really try to help the folks, they are likely to try to help you. You might even build some real relationships that are useful beyond the Avenue.
EA is not a zero sum game. You will not win by trying to beat others. We win as we help each other succeed. Remember that we are all invested in the competition.
This is the most important lesson that you learned in school…and probably on your first day. Mean people play alone. Play nice & you will have friends.