I love to share content. I love to share news articles, cool posts, and even some inspiring quotes and stories. In fact, I would go even as far to say that’s what Twitter is for. Is for sharing.
So why, WHY on God’s green earth would a content creator make it a CHALLENGE for me to share and to credit that share?
Isn’t that the point of making content? Is to share it?
Here is one BIG tip to make people not only share your work, but also to ensure you get the credit for it.
Could it really be simple? Could it really be free? Yes, and yes! My two favorite words strung together: easy and free.
So here it is. Are you ready for it? Here is the number one tip I have found the most frustrating when trying to share YOUR content:
Make sure your sharing tool is adding your @username handle for Twitter!
That way when people share your content, it’ll tag you as the author on Twitter. And if you go back to your profile page and click on ‘tweets and replies’ you can see who is sharing your content to thank them!
Now I’m not a marketing expert, but it has been driving me bonkers when not only do news articles and blog posts not have the Twitter tag when clicking the sharing button, but some times they don’t even have the author’s Twitter name included in the article! Arg! I just want to give the author props for writing a cool article, okay? Okay! I will even go as far as to search for the author’s name on Twitter and try to find them. But lately, I haven’t been doing that as much, because honestly who has that kind of time?
So if you have a blog, make sure your sharing tool is giving you the props you deserve! Not sure if your sharing tool is adding your Twitter handle to the end of the sharing prompt? Check out this useful article here for more literature about sharing buttons.
What are your social media pet peeves? Share below!