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Sharing With A Purpose, Social Media is an Art

So what does "Sharing With A Purpose," really mean?

Sharing with a purpose means to share items with a valid reasoning and purpose that generates interest from those you share them with

The key word is not sharing. It is interest. Your shares generate interest among your audience. 

So if you share your items on Twitter, you need to think about your audience at hand and make sure you are making your tweets interesting to them. Your audience on Facebook is a little different for the most part, so your shares there will be different too, but it's all about ensuring that you are sharing your listings with purposeful messages behind them. Don't just have your share say, "I found  this or I am selling." These are the most common share messages and they will get lost in the other hundreds of thousands of posts going out every single day and you don't want that. You want yours to be found and clicked and reshared. 

Try something like, "If you love oldies, I have one you might like to see. What do you think?" Now this message is not perfect by any means, but it is a little more inviting. You might even get a response out of this, because it's a question. Followers will be more prone to at least finish reading your message before moving on and that is half the battle right there. Just think about what you are sharing and how you are sharing it, because believe it or not it is an art and with art forms you must be creative. Think about short comments you can add when you share that are inviting and creative, but make sure it is relevant to what you are sharing. Tricking is not a good idea. 

There is no secret sauce my friends. All that you can do is practice, practice and practice some more and then once you find something that works, you execute like crazy. And believe it or not, it is a lot of work and an every day type of job, but with time you will see success. And remember, it is not all about quantity. Just because you shared 100 items today doesn't mean you were successful. I would rather have 25 purposeful shares, then 100 "I am selling this." 

If you have any tips or secrets you would like to share, please share below. Thank you. 

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L.Y. | February 22nd 2012 at 1329934684

Mark Zuckerberg has said that Social needs to be baked into everything. In social environments, Social needs to be baked into the ads. Facebook and Twitter have done a good job of bringing tools to make the ads more social but too often advertisers haven’t taken the hint, and have instead focused on what’s worked for them in traditional search and display advertising: asking consumers to Buy Now.

Beautifully said, Fred. Thanks great info.
BeewitchingItems | February 22nd 2012 at 1329939859

Very good blog
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Royal Presence | February 22nd 2012 at 1329947866

You're the Man! Thanks.
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Indizona Variety | February 22nd 2012 at 1329948322

As always, you posted a very useful and informative blog!! Now if I could just learn the tricks... Thanks for your post.
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Rosa Art | February 22nd 2012 at 1329949110

Great tips Fred ! Thank you !
Monty | February 22nd 2012 at 1329953718

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Donna's Stuff & More | February 22nd 2012 at 1329954610

Great tips - Thank you!
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Persnickety Patty Jewelry Boutique | February 23rd 2012 at 1330051363

Good tips that i will try ... Thanks !
 | February 24th 2012 at 1330087073

As a new Addoway buyer (Dec 2011) of this appealing site, what also captures my interest are your blogs from the homepage. This is where I first arrive to see "What's Going On" in order to start my shopping.

Q: Who decides and/or why am I seeing the same Featured Blog 2-3 times per week?

I've read quite a few interesting blogs not shown on your homepage since December 2011.

Suggested Tip: Twitter & blog buyers (like myself) would like to see other blogs circulated on your homepage in order to stimulate our interest ....Thank ya'
twysp2 | February 25th 2012 at 1330231307

Thank YOU Fred...I need all the tips/suggestions I can get to make my social for me.