I have a pretty happy online life. I don’t get bogged down in negativity or drama and most of the time, hanging out on Facebook and Twitter makes my day a little brighter. Then again, I know some pretty amazing people.
I want to show you how I do it and help you to do it too. Don’t let Social Media bog you down and suck the life out of ya!
#1 Have awesome friends.
If you want to have an awesome social media experience, you have to surround yourself with awesome people. Don’t just limit yourself to people you get to see every day or those folks from high school that you never talk to. Follow/Friend your favorite authors, bloggers, and people that inspire you or give you the giggles. (psst! You can find me here!)
#2 Don’t feed the trolls.
A troll is an internet a-hole that likes to piss people off. Do. not. feed. the. trolls. Seriously. If you see an inflammatory post on your social media, or your blog, don’t give it your time or attention. Delete it or ignore it. Believe me, it’s not worth your time, you’ve got more important things to do, like living your happy shiny life and being a badass. Arguing with idiots accomplishes nothing.
#3 Utilize Facebook’s Lists
Facebook has this “List” feature and it’s awesome. Adding people to certain lists allows you to see certain people’s posts, as well as share certain posts of yours with a select few people.
So how do you do it?
Say you want to make a list of a certain group of Awesome People. Go to https://www.facebook.com/bookmarks/lists and choose “Create A List”. Once you create the list make sure to add it to your “Favorites” by clicking the little edit icon next to the name of your list. You can then see your list on the Facebook Homepage!
To add the Awesome People to the Awesome People List go to your friend’s profile page, hover over the “Friends” tab and then click “Add to another list…”
Want to share something with only certain people?
#4 Twitter has lists too!
Create a list or add certain people to your already existing list. Awesome people are everywhere! It also helps keep up with your favorite bloggers, musicians, and generally other fantastic people.
You can find your lists by going to your Twitter homepage, clicking on “Lists” and then clicking on the title of the list. There you will find the twitter feeds from all of those people you want to connect with, without the clutter!
#5 What’s your favorite way to keep social media positive?
I’d love to hear how you keep your online time positive and happy inducing! Share in the comments or let me know on Facebook!