Friday, January 17, 2014

No Question is a Dumb Question.... Right?

No question is a dumb question... right? It depends. Are you using your question to get people to validate your laziness or disorganization? Maybe, that's not a question you should ask in social media if your profession is based on one that requires extreme attention to detail and people are going to notice your lack of commitment.

For example, I am a writer. I am on Facebook saying something like... "I have writer's block and no amount of banging my head against the wall is helping. Any other suggestions?"

This leaves the lines of communication open for me to get advice that can help me get over my writer's block.

But, if my post is something like... "I am sitting in the shop getting a manicure and my client is waiting on his copy so his website can go viral and make his fortune, should I feel guilty?"

I shouldn't be offended when someone says... "Yes."

I would say if you are using social media like Facebook and you ask a question that can paint you in a bad light, don't get OFFENDED when someone gives you a true answer even if it hurts. This causes drama and that's not why you have a business page.

Asking the right questions on Facebook can get you the answers you need to finish a project, design a marketing plan, or give the people what they really want. Many people read your posts if you are keeping them interesting and it's good to build a rapport with the masses. It make you seem real.

Besides, you don't want to ask someone if these pants make your butt look big only to hear them say, "No baby, it's your butt!"

Spanish translation: No preguntes si tus pantalones de mezclilla hacen tu trasero verse grande si no quieres escuchar "No bebe son tus nalgas."  

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19 comments:

  1. That is so true! Drama can be caused by all the noise on FB.. it can get irritating..

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  2. Great point - there's a big distinction between allowing yourself to be authentic online in an appropriate way and showing your underwear in public!

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  3. I am one of those happy Facebookers! I use it for good and not evil. When I see negative stuff, there is this magic button called delete that I am happy to use

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    1. I can tell! I love your blog by the way. I can always count on seeing great things there...

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  4. I see way too much drama caused by people typing whatever comes to their head on facebook....it is usually entertaining to watch

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    1. It is Tom! So entertaining. I secretly like to watch!

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  5. I like the "uncheck from newsfeed" when I see too much negativity going on.

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    1. Thanks for the reminder.... I forgot to say that in my blog. People will unfollow your posts then you lose your audience.

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  6. There are times when I read a post on Facebook or a blog and I wonder, "What were they thinking?" and then I remind myself.... obviously they weren't!

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  7. The thing is to be careful when you ask these questions no matter where you are. Social Media or real life, you ask questions like that and you will get answers you don't want. I find myself only using Facebook for business and to keep in touch with people I want to keep in touch with. I very rarely watch the news feed anymore.

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    1. I agree Bradley! It's a great idea to keep your best side showing.

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  8. I agree with Meli. I see it way too much at times and scratch my head.

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  9. I see this all the time. Somebody will post something asking for advice and then not like what is being said! It is like come on!

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  10. Sometimes I think about this becasue there are sometims things I post that I regret afterwards because they create drama:)

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    1. I've done that before too and all I do is delete the post! Done, not fixed but better.

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  11. Very true, lots of people on Facebook just want attention.

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  12. I use Facebook all the time to keep up with friends, family, associates and clients. I have really started to connect with others and help grow my business on it. I don't look or see much drama since it's a great business tool for me.

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    1. Me too Jeff Brand! I just use it for business and keep it real.

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