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10 Social Media Etiquette rules that you need to know according to Eile Goh

I am a little notorious for my shameless selfies and crazy hashtags (check out #giftsfrommyclients and #theworldaccordingtoeilegoh), but the most insane part is that I have met real people and found precious friendships via Facebook (even all the way from the USA).

In general, the take away from them was that they feel that I am a super confident person and is so open to sharing the love. It is an image I have created you may say but seriously, I am as real as it gets. What you see is what you get.

It is not always sunshine and roses every day here in Eile land, but you will never catch me bitching all over on the social media platforms as I sincerely believe that these are not avenues to vent or seek for pity. So, what do I do then? Check out my #selfcareclub articles, and I hope it sheds some light on some alternatives.

Do you have that “siren” that sounds when you see a post that disturbs you now and then? As it is, there are already so many bad news out there, why be that person to add on to it?

Here are some tips that I practise personally to keep my life a little wee bit simpler and I hope it helps you too!

  1. Unfollow, unfriend, block – No one is perfect, and while it is so, this is the sequence I follow when I see some posts from someone that disturbs me. In the end, this is your wall, and you have every right to choose what you want to look at.
  2. Offer information of value – As much as everyone has that enthusiastic side of wanting to help, do check the source of information you are reading before clicking the share button.
  3. Requests and Invites – Don’t send out requests or invitations to play games or other timewasters, please. I know sometimes it is auto-generated, make a mental note to switch it off, it is somewhere in the settings. ( for both sender and receiver)
  4. Check and recheck – Spell check 123 and do check if there are too many abbreviations. It may end up with no one understanding what you are writing. There is always the edit post button my dear friends.
  5. How many times have you already posted something today? – There is no magic number, but perhaps the rule of quality vs quantity works here too. You don’t want to be flooding all your followers right?
  6. Never post when you’re overly-tired, jet-lagged, intoxicated, angry or upset. – Take a deep breath, and if in a moment of “Passion” you have clicked post, there is always the delete button.
  7. Don’t put anything on the Internet that you don’t want your future boss, current client or potential clients to read. – So long you are okay with absolutely anyone seeing it then please go ahead. Be kind and do warn people if it is of NSFW content.
  8. If someone does not want to be your friend, accept their decision gracefully – Vice versa (As le bff always say: Accept with grace!)
  9. Always ask yourself: Is this something I want to share, or is it just me venting? Am I using this as an emotional dumping ground? If so, why? Is a different outlet better for these purposes? – I have said enough for this earlier, and I know that I can’t expect everyone to be the same. Just remember that one small change today can have a domino effect, and let’s make the world a better place all around together shall we?
  10. Love me like you mean it – While I have many people coming up to me saying they liked this post and how much they loved that picture on my Instagram, you don’t ever see them even making a sound via your posts. I believe that every like, love or share does make a difference as it does encourage people in one way or another (if not, they wouldn’t have posted it in the first place!) Be a little more generous with the clicking today!

Run through these 10 things in your mind—before clicking “post.” Trust me; you’ll be happier looking at your wall from here. Share away if you loved this article. This is a reliable source!