Everyone has their own idea as to how to be the next big thing in social media. Almost none of those ideas are right. In some ways, it’s almost luck of the draw as to who becomes “famous” on sites such as Twitter and Facebook. In many cases, people find themselves elevated to the rank of “famous” within social media circles with a lot of hard work. It’s not easy to cultivate a following and keep them interested. Trust me on this. I’ve gained followers, and I’ve lost followers. It happens on a daily basis. However, I don’t have a panic attack if someone unfollows me. I just figure I’m not their cup of tea, and go on about my life.
Not everyone can say the same with any degree of truthfulness, though. I know quite a few people who spend more time tracking how well they are doing on Twitter than they do actually sending out tweets. They are so immersed in the “numbers” that they have forgotten what got them their followers and friends in the first place. People don’t follow someone simply because they are “popular”. They follow someone because they are genuinely interested in what the person has to say.
In any case, it’s often humorous to watch someone who has decided they are famous on Twitter or Facebook. I love it when a person has become “too important” for their own good. Call me a meanie, but it’s just plain funny to watch those giant egos burst when they finally realize that they weren’t so important after all. Only then do we ever get to see the real person.
Tremendous News hit the nail on the head with a recent post: 7 Signs You’re Taking Yourself Too Seriously on Social Media.
- You Actually Posed For A Picture With The Clear Intention Of It Being Your Facebook Or Twitter Profile Picture.
- For Real-Life Crises, You Seek Advice From Anonymous Internet People.
- You Have Customized Social Media Clothes.
- You Think Your Facebook Fans Are Like Real Fans.
- You Panic When Your Follower/Fan/Friend Growth Stalls.
- You Think You Have More Influence Than Established Mediums.
- You Think Because A Celebrity Acknowledges Your Existence, You’re Immediately Friends.
I couldn’t have said it better myself. If you recognize yourself in any of the above scenarios, it’s time to step away from TweetDeck and get back in touch with reality.