Sometimes it’s a mis-hit of a key, a pinky out of control on your smart phone, or you simply do not get or understand the grammatical context of what you are about to tweet, so you implement your 3rd grade rules of reason.
Major brands get center stream when their brand managers tweet something that does not resonate well with the tweeting public. A ‘typo” gets sneers and geers. How do we handle this? How do we carry forward when this happens?
“We all have bloopers in Social Media. Just smile and move on.”
There use to be a well esteemed career called “writer”. The “writer” was well versed, and knew all the grammatical placement of written language. Creative and engaging their readers on their way to being a best seller. Those fortunate enough to be published had editors. Today, we are all called to be writers in our own right. Big companies hire writers and small companies struggle to get their writing refined. That interior designer, business consultant in me now has to take what I want to communicate in this social space and become a writer.
Sometimes I say bloopers and sometimes I tweet bloopers. For the most part, I can catch my words before I push send. Sometimes that thought runs faster than my fingers can keep up and it comes out all wrong. I am not going to stress over the occasional blooper.
How can we help others? I have privately messaged those whom I know when I see something I know they did not intend. I have also received those messages and could go back and correct my mistakes. We are human, subject to human error, and as we all continue to learn and grow, we can extend grace to the bloopers we see streaming. And if you do see one, be sure to share this Savvy Social Tip.
Elizabeth Traub: Chatty, wife, mom of 5, Brand Strategist, Social Producer, Marketing Direction. #SavvySocialTip
Elizabeth partners with your company as a brand and marketing strategist. She will help direct your project through to the next stages of development specializing in Social Marketing Producing. Elizabeth can help build, train and teach your marketing team in everything New & Social in Media platforms. Taking your offline marketing efforts and moving them online. Elizabeth can work with your existing Marketing team, or help you build your team. Elizabeth is a fantastic, engaging, and teaching public speaker. Having spoken to crowds in the 100?s down to an audience of 10. She deliveries her story of success, failures, and hardships. Her story of being a full time present mom, while working full-time. She is inspirational and encouraging with her measures of success starting with right where a person is at and where they want to go. “Your Dreams & Passions, My Experience & Help.“ FOUNDER of #SavvySocialTip
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