Pay-It-Forward Fridays

I saw a wonderful idea in this post by Emily Guido and I got pretty excited about it. The concept is to feature a blogger or author on Fridays. Anyone goes as long as they’re interested.

I’ve received an incredible amount of support from bloggers, authors and people I’ve met on line who didn’t know me and were just very kind, supportive souls. And, when I read that article, I thought: time to give back.

I loved this quote from Emily’s mother:

“I cast a couple pieces of bread on the water and the waves bring me back a ham sandwich.”

Karma is a beautiful thing.

What do you think? Interested? Let me know about your blog or your book or anything you’d like to see get a little boost and I’m all over it.

If you think this might interest you, give me a shout!

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An 80/20 rule for Social Media

J.A. Hennrikus wrote a fabulous post on how to work with Social Media on the blog: Live to write -Write to live. She has what she calls an 80/20 rule. And this is what it means:

“My definition in this context is that 80% of your social media use should be about other people (or organizations). 20% can be in service of yourself. Only 20%. 10% would be better.”

She mentions the idea of a cocktail party and having a conversation. “You’re at a cocktail party on the web. The 80/20 rule helps you not be the narcissist that everyone wants to get away from. You know that person. “Me, me, me, what do you think of me?” Or “buy my book, buy my book, buy my book.” Blech.”

There’s a lot of talk about Social Media and how to use it. I particularly loved this post because it made so much sense to me and it was so positive. Just check out the ending: “Pay it forward. Be the fun person at the cocktail party. The one who gets invited back.”

What do you think? Or do you agree? Disagree?