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Old 12-03-2013, 08:18 AM
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Hi Everyone,

Here is the question- I went to the "Social Media" section of this site and put everything under the Facebook, twitter, pinterest and google+ as far as contact info/links.
I don't really have any followers or anything because I've been holding back due to my site just being an empty domain. BUT TODAY it went LIVE!! It's just the countdown and I have tons of stuff to still do in the background of it, but I wanted to slowly build up a following on all the sites and figured I would start with everyone here, mainly since there are a lot of business-self-starters and they know what I am going through.
I was going to go back and start going to ppls pages and begin to like, follow, connect with everyone but do they all really reciprocate?
Just interested in finding out. I'm not going to being doing all the ads (like craigslist etc) until I am really live on Jan 1st since that is not a "following base" more like "I'm open for business" thing. Hope that makes sense!!!
PINCH ME....my dream has become a reality today!!!
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Old 12-03-2013, 10:54 AM
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Most people DO reciprocate, but some don't. It's just something you cut your losses on. It's not like we can chase them down and make them like the page.

Congratulations on your site.
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Old 12-03-2013, 03:40 PM
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I've found facebook and Instagram to be the easiest for gaining followers and customers. Twitter is the hardest.
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Old 12-03-2013, 04:08 PM
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I personally only follow those that I have an interest in so I'm also one that does not do automatic follow back ick. I never just follow people because they followed me. And I would hope people did the same for me.

It should be about quality over quantity

While we are on this subject, it drives me crazy on those follow parties when people expect me to follow them back using my personal profile (on Facebook for instance) just because they liked my page or followed me. Those peeps don't GET how this social stuff works LOL
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Old 12-03-2013, 04:13 PM
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Thanks for the honest opinions. Today I tackled the folks that I know are past co-workers, family and friends to start. Tomorrow I will go with local businesses and then Thursday will be overall "celeb" sites. The good thing about my new project is that I WANT anyone and everyone to become part of my project.
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Old 12-03-2013, 06:30 PM
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Congratulations on the launch of your website! Good luck.
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Old 12-03-2013, 08:12 PM
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While we are on this subject, it drives me crazy on those follow parties when people expect me to follow them back using my personal profile (on Facebook for instance) just because they liked my page or followed me. Those peeps don't GET how this social stuff works LOL
haha - so true! I can totally identify!

I joined a Facebook event - first and last time for that! I don't blast people with my stuff every single day... I have a lot of friends on facebook that I love to hang out with so I have found a comfortable way to mix my business with my social life... but it is NOT by forcing them to like my stuff or asking them to follow me.

You made my night.
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Old 12-04-2013, 04:39 PM
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haha - so true! I can totally identify!

I joined a Facebook event - first and last time for that! I don't blast people with my stuff every single day... I have a lot of friends on facebook that I love to hang out with so I have found a comfortable way to mix my business with my social life... but it is NOT by forcing them to like my stuff or asking them to follow me.

You made my night.
Thanks! I'm glad you found a good way to mix the two. And you'll be more successful doing it the way you are doing it. Trust me!
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Old 12-06-2013, 10:01 AM
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I have to agree with Angie. While "follow parties" may be good for getting your number up, that is usually all it is doing - getting your number up. In many cases those people follow back with fake profiles or simply hide your Page from their feed so they are never returning or engaging with you anyway.

Seek out those truly interested in your message. It may take longer, but you will get far better return in the end.
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Old 12-06-2013, 01:05 PM
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You guys are true words of wisdom.
And about the FB Event- I have been told by many to stay away from them...far away. LOL
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