Welcome to #997 in the series from the ‘invisible blogger’; please sit back and enjoy the read….. mom, and yes you can click ‘like’ as well………
As I kick around in this vast universe called social media and twitter specifically; I have started to notice some patterns. Maybe it is relegated to my small world, but patterns nonetheless.
This is just an observation and by no means a dig; I admire the people who are able to blog not only on a consistent basis, but with quality content as well.
My big question is, is it better to stay on schedule and provide your regular post even if it way less than stellar; or should you just wait until one of your better efforts?
You’re out there, you have developed a following of ‘who’s who’ and they are all invited for dinner. Unfortunately, you lay a big fat turd (pardon my French…………what, that’s not French; well, a pretty strong visual, huh?).
Oh, you put a little garnish around it and serve it up with a cold beverage, but it is what it is. Your esteemed group is thinking ‘what is that smell’, but these are all your buds, they don’t want to call you out; they are too polite.
Finally, someone says ‘how unique’ and then others chime in. In fact, why don’t you come over to my house and I will share this with all my friends. You get a few ‘ohs and ahs’ and the next thing you know you have over 50 responses. You are thinking maybe it wasn’t so bad after all.
You’ve established your reputation and people expect a really good meal at your place; they are thinking ‘well, let’s give him/her the benefit of the doubt’ they are fun to be with anyway.
If it happens again, will you speak up this time? Or, will you just remain silent and not come back?
Because of all the time and effort you have put in to reach this level, do you expect people to hang with you even if you are dropping clunkers? After all, you supported them didn’t you?
Will bad content eventually drive someone away? What if it’s not bad, just the same old stuff recycled? Is it easy to disappear or do you owe this person loyalty?
You have supported them and they have supported you; what is the right thing to do, speak up, disappear, or act like it’s the best meal you’ve ever had?