Social Media Rituals

Daily

Twitter

  • Say hello, comment on the day and ask a question with your first tweet!
  • Be sure to respond to everyone who replies, re-tweeting (RT) if possible.
  • Find seven things worth re-tweeting (RT) in your general feed and share.
  • Reply to at least five things with full responses (not just “thanks”).
  • Point out a few people that you admire. It shows your mindset, too.
  • 10 minutes of just polite two-way chit chat goes far.

Facebook

  • Check in on birthdays on the home page. (Want a secret? Send a birthday card! Stand out from the pack!)
  • Respond to any comments on your wall.
  • Post a status message at least daily, something engaging or interesting.
  • Comment on at least seven people’s status messages or updates.
  • Share at least 3 interesting updates that you find.
  • If you belong to groups or fan pages, leave a new comment or two.
  • Join at least two fan pages each week and post messages. Always give added-value comments. Don't sell – Give!

 

Weekly

Twitter

  • Create a new Twitter List, and add 3 people – tweet them to say you have.
  • Thank those who add you to their lists.
  • On #followfriday or #ff choose 1 Twitter you admire, tweet a follow & say why – don’t just list people.
  • Point out a few people that you admire. It shows your mindset, too.
  • 10 minutes of just polite two-way chit chat goes far.

LinkedIn

  • Accept only invitations from people you know and trust.
  • Search for new business contacts on LinkedIn and personalise an invite to become LinkedIn, invite those not on the network to join.
  • Drop into Q&A and answer 2-3 question.
  • Provide one recommendation per week for people you can honestly and fully recommend.

Blogging

  • Write or post a video at least weekly, ideally 3 times a week.
  • Visit your blog’s comments section and comment back on at least 5 replies.
  • Visit their blogs and leave comments.
  • While on those sites, use a social bookmarking tool like StumbleUpon and promote their good work.
  • Visit a leading blog from within your industry and leave a valued-added comment. Don't sell – Give!

 

Monthly

Blogging

  • Blog about one of your #followfriday recommendations.
  • Write the occasional post promoting the good work of a blog in your network.

Twitter

  • Clean up your Twitter list. Block any Spam users. Follow followers back. Use Tweepi.com to speed up this process.

Facebook

  • (Optional) Add new people you've met in person to become friends on your personal Profile. Use your own judgment on this.
  • Invite any new personal Profile friends to Like your business Page.

LinkedIn

  • (Optional) Add new people you've met in person to become friends on your personal Profile. Use your own judgment on this.

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