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I feel like my posts in the last few weeks have been a little heavy. It’s good for brain food, I guess, but in the end of the day, I want Arthifis’ Place to be an enjoyable place where you get entertained when you enter and read my posts 😀
This way, I decided to talk about the worst tips/ pieces of advice I ever got in my life. It will be related from how to use social media to daily life advice. Did you ever got some advice that you thought “How the hell can someone say something like this?”, yeah, that’s what I’m going to tackle in here! 😛
– Social Media Advice –
The bad thing about working in digital marketing is that I work with something that many people who are not from the area also want to improve. If you go and try to find some classes in really difficult mathematics, for example, you won’t get many hits, but normally the ones you get are from trusted professors and entities. However, that’s not what happens in social media. Even people who do not have an exact objective to use social media want to get more followers. This makes that a LOT of people give their own pieces of advice on the matter (including myself), although not all of them are really that trustworthy/good. Here are some of the worst I’ve ever read:
Write content that asks to be retweeted
Something I came across while browsing on how to improve my Twitter strategy. I mean, it’s not wrong, but it doesn’t help at all!!! That’s just generic buls****! Of course, it’s going to work, but shouldn’t you explain how do you write something that “asks” to be retweeted?
Ask for retweets
Another tip for Twitter. I know, it’s true that if you put [RT Please] probably you will get more retweets. But, is that what you really want to pass through people? I’ve tried this once and it was something that I really wanted people to get the information. It was about them and not me, nevertheless, I felt horrible doing it. Did it work, not really to be honest. I think the only thing it may work was to pass the image I was craving for attention lol
Follow people so they follow you
Another thing that is not wrong… It does work… Until a certain extent. However, I think this is a dangerous way of thought. Basically, you will just see people have someone who may follow and not look at them at all. Moreover, using this kind of process, the people who will follow you are not really into what you have to offer. Which means, a lot of followers, little engage. However, I do think you should follow other people, if you think what they are doing is interesting and not because they may or may not follow you back.
Tweet the same content multiple times
I couldn’t disagree more with this one. The thought behind this is that your tweet has a lifespan of 18 minutes, which, from my experience is not true. My engagement does not come in the first 20 minutes after I tweet something out. In fact, only after some hours, I will have some kind of engagement.
I do think though it’s ok that you sometimes tweet the same link more than once (let’s say a blog post). But, if you start spamming I will just not care the next tweet I see from you.
Use Words like this and don’t use words like that
Really, I would love to see these studies! So, for these people believe if you type some magical words you will have more possibility to get more engagement. That’s just not gonna happen! For you to get engagement in whatever it is, you need to show good and relatable content. So, I think you have Twitter there does not really make the difference. However, if you are proving a good point about Twitter inside the said social media, of course, it’s going to have more engagement.
– Life Advice –
However, it’s not only online you find really crappy (and laughable) advice. Sometimes it’s face-to-face which is even harder to accept since we always try to do a straight face although we are thinking “This is just stupid”.
You are so skinny you need to eat more french fries
I have a really quick metabolism, which means I struggle to not get too thin. However, every time people see me they seem to have the need to comment on my weight and proceed to give some kind of advice (which normally is never a good one).
Since I’m skinny I should start eating more french fries, or cake, or McDonald’s, or something that will completely destroy my health if I eat that too much. That’s not how you control your weight or how you gain weight in a reasonable way. So, please stop giving half-assed commentary to my weight! I know, I know, you wanted to have the same metabolism as me, so you need to say some kind of crap, but just don’t.
As anyone noticed? No? Then do not say anything!
This is something I’ve heard more than I would like to. If you do something bad, or some kind of error, if no-one noticed then you are off the hook and you just don’t need to say anything. In my book, this is just wrong! If you did something bad, just say it, ask for forgiveness and try to find a solution! Making mistakes is human!
And, I’m pretty sure there are other ones that I completely deleted from my memory so I didn’t get dumber. XD What about you? What is the worst advice you ever got? Tell me all in the comments! 😀