So I just had a crazy revelation. Like, you won’t even believe how transcending and mind-blowing this one is…You ready?
The secret to getting the absolute most out of social media is by…
Being social! ?
Who would have thought right? Not like it’s in the name or anything…
But, seriously, I’ve been really skeptical of social media in the past. And for good reason! It’s generally not the best for your brain and it’s probably better to go outside and meet people in real life, but social media exists for a reason!
It’s good for a lot of things. Namely, interacting with people you probably never would have met offline.
For example, in the past few weeks I’ve reached out to some really interesting individuals and had insightful conversations with people on Linkedin and even Instagram, so much so that I decided to write this post.
And the main reason for writing this post is to tell you that you shouldn’t try to be the “cool” kid on the block on social media.
First of all, nobody likes the cool kids anyway.
And second of all, the more you go out of your way to actually interact with people on social media, the more you’ll get a chance to connect with people (sure some people will ignore you) and get to know them on a deeper level than what their profile suggests.
All I’m saying is, why get on social media if you’re not going to be social? Don’t be too cool to reach out to somebody you’d like to get to know better!