Friday, June 10, 2016

The Ten Commandments of Social Media

by Edie Melson @EdieMelson


Today's post is short and sweet, but I hope you have as much fun reading it as I did writing it!

1. Thou shalt always promote others ahead of thyself.

2. Thou shalt not have a running self-promotion commercial for a news feed.

3. Thou shalt add substance and value—not trivia—to those who like and follow thee. 

4. Thou shalt not hog the stream—of any social media network thou are a part of.

5. Thou shalt interact with those who comment upon and share thy updates.

6. Thou shalt not post negative or hurtful things about others, no matter how thou art treated.

7. Thou shalt take time to edit thyself before posting.

8. Thou shalt not plague others with game requests—ever.

9. Thou shalt be an authentic person online and not a Debby downer or perky Pollyanna.

10. Thou shalt not post in haste or anger.

As an added bonus, I've designed poster for you to download. Here's the link to The 10 Commandments of Social Media Poster. (see below)




What commandment would you add to the list? Be sure to share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Don't forget to join the conversation!
Blessings,
Edie

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17 comments:

  1. Edie, I particularly like number 8! I detest invites to games. Perhaps number 4 could be expanded to not overload readers' inboxes with multiple DAILY blog posts.

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    1. Sharron, I like that addition! Thanks for sharing, Blessings, E

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  2. Thou shalt treat other writers as you want to be treated? 😃

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    1. Jennifer, oh wow! Yeah, that. Great one to add - Blessings, E

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  3. Wow, Edie, thanks for the poster! You're awesome!

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    1. Vonda, glad you liked it! Blessings, E

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    2. What a wonderful list. You are terrific!

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  4. Edie, I have broken some of these. I repent and will go in grace to follow them with joy.

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    1. Cherrilynn, we all have! Blessings, E

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  5. That's a perfect set of commandments! Thank you for posting this.

    I don't play games online, but a friend told me that when you play on Facebook, the game requests are automatic.

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    1. Carole, that's why I never link games with FB. Thanks for stopping by! Blessings, E

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  6. Thou shalt not accuse people of "hating children" "hating Jesus" etc. if you don't like and share this post.

    Thanks. I did see myself in a couple of places. Never again.

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  7. Haha! Failed at #7 last week on Facebook. Oh well. It happens. Hope you're well. I enjoyed meeting you at BRMCWC.

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  8. Great list! Thanks for the poster

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  9. Love this, Edie. Thanks. I've shared it.

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