Because I was married at such a young age, I missed out on a lot of dating and the drama that goes along with it. I also missed out on cultivating a career, because I was home raising babies.
So, here I am now trying to balance a family, career, and social life and have found, thankfully, that two of these have a lot in common. Yes, I have recently had an ah-ha moment. Several, actually. I am finding that making social media connections is just like dating.
They play by the same rules, and your chances are pretty much the same: You’ll win some, you’ll lose some.
Rule No. 1: Get noticed!
In the dating world, when you have your sights set on a special someone, what do you do? You try to get them to know you are alive and do a little flirting. It’s the same with social media connections, maybe there is someone you are eager to connect with on Twitter, begin a dialogue with them. Say hi. Introduce yourself. But whatever you do …
Rule No. 2: Don’t come on too strong.
You want to get their attention, but in a positive way.