PR Daily recently posted, 10 Ways to Improve Your Social Media Karma. Building relationships is important in any industry, but social media karma is the idea that what you do and how you behave will ultimately have an effect on you directly or indirectly. Social media karma is not only important to professionals but also to people who have a blog and are actively involved in social media. Here are the ten ways anyone can improve their karma:
- Be Real. Being real involves not lying, being transparent about who you are and what you believe, and sharing an honest voice. If you don’t voice your own opinion you will be lost in the virtual crowd.
- Respond to emails. Not only respond to them but write personal, thoughful replys.
- Offer exclusives. If you are going to write about or post something interesting, whether related to your business or not, offer a preview to others in your network. Share ideas as they happen and offer the chance for others to say it first.
- Make Connections. If you can be the person making these connections between individuals that may not have met otherwise, you will be remembered by both for your efforts. NETWORK, NETWORK, NETWORK!
- Join Networks. Join networks of people that share the same interest. This gives you the opportunity to share something new, or to learn something new yourself.
- Avoid Snark. No one likes rude people, in either the virtual or the real world. Avoid making rude, uselessly opinionated, or arrogant.
- Forgive mistakes. Mistakes are made and people screw up. Everyone is human so if the mistake is fixed, leave it alone.
- Post to contact. Link to other blogs, when writing about their ideas. It lets them know that you find what they are posting interesting.
- Comment and Participate. Be a participate not an observer.
- Show gratitude. Thank those who comment, and link to your blog.
Being new to the blogging world, this post was extremely helpful in giving me tips and ideas on how to gain more traffic to my personal blog. I also think that these tips will be helpful to anyone who is starting out in the virtual world.