Facebook “friending” Etiquette

I can’t believe it’s been 7 days since I returned home from my Road Warrior Princess tour of Arizona!

So… what have I been doing since my return you ask?  Social Media networking, networking and networking some more!  Talk about an ever changing “platform”!  I spend hours each day following threads of information from one source to another – learning more and more about the integration of social media into our businesses and lives!

It’s such a blast to put up a new Facebook Fan Page for a client and watch it grow with just a few easy steps.  At first it may seem a little overwhelming or time consuming but it will pay off in the long run.  Like growing a garden – your social media “gardens” require planting seeds, nurturing, watering, TLC and weeding before the harvest months later.

Here are some simple suggestions to increase conversations and develop relationships:

  • When you are sent an “invite”, take the time to click on their profile and find out a bit about them – where they live, their interests, what they do, etc.
  • When you “accept” the invite…write a personalized message to each new “friend”
  • Add them to one of your “friend” lists.
  • Make “friends” lists – i.e. family, business friends, peeps, college, high school and on and on.  On the “invite”, you’ll see a box that says “add to list”.  Click on the box and you’ll see that you can create new lists.
  • Be sure to reply in an uplifting and interesting way when people take the time to post to your wall.
  • Post interesting, informative, educational and fun material on your wall which will keep people coming back to see the latest.
  • Follow the 80/20 rule! 80% should be conversational or informative…and only 20% should be about your product or service!!!  Very important!  Otherwise people will get tired of always being “sold” and un-friend you!
  • This is all simple social media etiquette…just like the kind your Mother taught you growing up.
  • Above all else….be polite and respectful.

I hope you are all enjoying this beautiful Spring weather…so get out there and soak up the rays of sun, gentle breezes and the sound of songbirds in your backyard!

In-Joy!

Holly

~ by ConnectTheeDots on April 8, 2010.

2 Responses to “Facebook “friending” Etiquette”

  1. I love your web site and all the articles you have. Wow you have really excelled in this!!!!!!! I will recommend you as a speaker for AAF Inland Empire chapter. Congrats girlfriend.

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