Thinking you can help and exercising your ability to help

Thinking you can help is one thing but actually thinking and exercising this ability is another and as you will find out can have a big strain on the brain. Other peoples stuff it seems is all around us, your perception to understand thoughts and feelings is one thing. Whilst being able to help other people as well as your self with practical wants and needs is another. Getting to a position of trust requires a few examples of success. With that in mind I am going to write today about a couple of films that address this topic. I also want to cover the digestion of various things. Food is one but media is another. Everyday another film comes out just as every year universities commission new books and new ways of looking at the current state of the media. This has to be digested and the effects of this I think are showing on people in different ways. This theory is not my own however I have not seen it too many places. Hopefully to many of you this new information will help you and if there is any overload I shall cover myself by offering you a few Alka Seltzer settlers to reduce the bloating (Read on to find out more please).

Why do we try and help other people in the first place, I mean what makes you think you are qualified to do anything?

♠ The landscape has definitely changed and as a consequence more books are being published, new articles on blogs are being made which is making an effect on the media. When I say media I mean the news, films, documentaries, broad sheets, tabloids and niche mags. Like a game of dominoes anyone can play once they know the rules. The media makes it easier for us to consume information. Agree or disagree there are equal effects that none of us can talk about from one place or another of real qualification. That said we all with the confidence instilled with new information have the power to execute new skills. We do not have to access the higher self to do this unless of course we are employed to do this sort of thing. I would like to tell you that the oppurtunity to get involved has increased though I am convinced the red tape that comes with digital qualifications has diminished everyones ability to get involved. Its also easy to see how minds are being swayed by the latest gimmicks. The more you spend in this world of digesting things you will never be able to use yourself which in-turn expands your stomachs: Your belly, your cranium  (Lemmings) and well you can imagine where the other influencer is.

We wave around opinions and quick reactions to things without drawing upon what we already know. The world of academia teaches us to stretch it out and make people really earn the right to understand these helpful revelations of writing stories. So now you must help in order to remember and I submit to you that is perhaps why the thought of being qualified enough is a valid thought. The problem seems to be although new information is good its often already been looked at and hardly relevant. Half of the gimmicks we read about now and simply exploring old bodies of text in a new way. So in a way you are under and illusion thinking you are learning something new and doing something in a different way. The energy you expel has to go someway and ways heavy as a stone on these various stomachs. The elasticity of the brain is also being tested.

Who make the best helpers and why do they do what they do if they are not getting paid?

Helping from the heart is different to helping from the stomach. We do not have a choice in the matter. Doctors will tell you that it is not a gift you have but something else. Watch the film with John Travolta in it. In the film a light comes and gives him knowledge. His brain and heart rate increase making him want to help people. The solutions he has work and he shares and helps every Tom, Dick and Harry in the village.

The ones around him (including doctors) are concerned because they can see all this racing around helping other people is sure to send him to an early grave. They even give him a Cat scan to find out what goes where. The film is several years old but I liked it. Its a family film from 2008. Anyway John Travolta does not get paid for helping farmers in the village; helping them to increase their yield of crops a year. Or factories in how to get more done in the day, to giving advice to the barman on how to run his pub.

It sounds silly I know but the reality is some people are blessed. Then there is this idea that everyone has there place and can be relied as such to follow through for years and years with the help and support a winning team needs. This is rarely the case though.

Most of us are so wrapped up in our own commitments its difficult to contribute by throwing out broad nets. Fishing around is not for everyone, most people go for one fish, they use the same bait, are sure of the time and date when best to get a good catch. Selling has always been part of fishmongers or chilled department of supermarkets but there is a chain of events that happen before the fish ends up wrapped in foil and tossed into the cleanly scrubbed oven. The best helpers I think are those who’s interests depend on what needs to be done.

Often something has happened in their lifetime that has cultivated the desire to get involved in this particular team. And when the oppurtunity rears its head they jump onto it like a crocodile does to stalk.

Being paid is not the goal, the goal is watching things chug over smoothly, or the goal might be to see some development that is going to help rather than hinder. A solution rather than a problem. Simple stuff for simple people with time on their sides. Be sure though to exercise properly because everything you eat, every film you watch and every new lecture that fills you up with knowledge is going to weigh heavy on your stomachs.

Thinking and exercising is never a simple process, this is why it is great to have friends you can talk to outside of the team you getting involved with. Confidentiality is important but being able to randomly explore mistakes before they happen is one sure fire way of you making yourself and even better valued member of anything that is set to succeed.


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Writing Stories On The Backend Of Older Authors Successes

Writing stories to create a posh cv.

This post is all about writing stories and reading into other authors successes to improve your own story. We go into the various techniques used in day to day writing, from times when the only real means of residual stay at home dads income was writing. Not just writing for the sake of it rather writing stories in various unique styles and repeating this throughout book after book. Blogging is a little bit like booking in that its available online for everyone to read. The only difference is when writing these stories you don’t have to pay for it.

I like to start of a lot of my articles with a mind map, granted I have not done this for a while however I do recommend it and I will go on a little bit about that later on. Basically its just another one of those ways to keep me focused when writing. Its so easy to go of topic when talking about other peoples stuff, that said if I cannot improve my writing with the greatest novels ever written and find out how to read into why it was so successful then its difficult for me to explain how I am growing as a writer. An automated writer would argue the toss, however if truly the writing is automated then surely they know from which source the information they are receiving is coming from. It is so easy to read a book, retrieve something special and end up squeezing it into your own narrated story.

writing storiesPlagiarism has never been so rife. What I like about finding out all about great authors and what they did so well, is an educational takeaway that can only raise awareness of these things.

He started of out with a comforting arm around the shoulders simultaneously asking did you enjoy the bit when he took you into what it meant to him friendship? What comfort did you find in the way he asked such simple questions?

Do you think his introductions came at a pace that suited the best introduction and better still for every original simple fictional introduction to you ever think at some point like a wine connoisseur you will be able to trace the original styles, tempo’s and order of things from books of the past that sold out quicker than you could say Amazon Rain Forrest.

Becoming a connoisseur of writing stories takes time

The connoisseur of time I would imagine would have like the mind map three tree’s on consciousness and in his mind he would start of with a central image. The plan of writing stories can act like a skeleton in the biology closet, you pull it out and go from there. And the human factor will help you get from where you started out and act like a spell checker at the end to see you ticked all the boxes.

When you talk to yourself and struggle to understand or hear what it is you are saying then how do you expect for anyone else to hear whatever it is you said. Or more importantly at what point do you think the reader is going to throw away the desire to finish reading whatever it is you are nibbling under your breath.

In the media there can be more than one excuse for this sort of behaviour, but as we find out no one cares really about the excuse all they actually care about in communications for example is how are you going to fix the unamplified sound.

Perhaps you need someone else to articulate what it is you are saying when writing stories.

You might want to write it and get an actor to read it out for you. If they are a good actor they may even put their own experience into the script. The human touch can alter simple scripts which on paper look bland and basically nothing to write home about. Again hand signals, facial expressions and nostril twitching are all attraction factors that determine whether a viewer ( and reader ) will want to gravitate towards your characters in your story. If you have a team of people you want to do a Q & A to find out what couple of paragraphs you can add to their team who are writing stories.

In each story everyone should seem unique and the name should extenuate (highlight) who they are. Every story for example has a good guy. Other stories have bad guys and usually in between in a heroine who is expectedly going to go through some sort of hardship or be caught between the good and bad.

The agendas now have changed and if you wish to magnetise readers then these traditional narratives have changed. We see this in newer films where stereotypical people are portrayed in surprising ways, almost reaching out to the newer original village idiots. Good luck with writing stories.


Black Book: A List of Things and People

Who do you listen too? Can you trust your intuition? Are you taking ample notes? These are three minor examples of how a black book can help you. In this article I go into three simple strategies to take slim, short notes. My hope is to inform you about the history behind the list of names and things. And as ever is just a bit of fun. Its merely me doing my thing. This is not a scary post about how to bind shadow work that you do in a home made almanac or is it about a film set in some camp during World War II. Again there is nothing secret about what you read here although I like to think this is the stuff ‘they’ whoever they are don’t want you to know about.


First of all let me explain why I use the term black book and in what context; its simply a book of contacts with spare pages for action based steps you can take at a later date. Once you have made and read the list of people you want in your sphere of influence (people who inspire you to do whatever it is you want to do yourself/ Whatever you are already doing and wish to be a leader in or most active having success with. Over time you can go back and reference your research. Maybe buy a new book (any colour will do) and make your own tree of life, connect the dots and form a huggable family tree. This will help you in two ways: one a sense of being alone will be lost and more importantly perhaps give you an outside perspective of your own blurbs and things.

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If you have a photographic memory or adept at the art of mnemonics you can store everything in your head. If like me you have a top cupboard full of lever archer files, by using the little black book you will be able to condense down those moments in time when you wish you had a pen a paper. Also it over time helps you distinguish between the words said, those words extenuated (listen very carefully, write this down!) kind of things that people especially sales people say to knock you of track. When you do here something and the brain processes what has been just said in relevance to what you are trying to is time to write that down. Especially if the person speaking is one of the names you have been listed in your black book.


For other peoples reference and there own development space filling better write down these uneducated inflections and at the end during Q&A let them have it big time. Like Guy Kawasaki said in a academic speech when asked at the end of his speech about the top ten things they don’t want you to know about. The question went something along the lines of “Apple or Mac” for which he responsibly replied that’s like asking the pope Catholicism or Protestants.

robert b imageThe key thing is to follow your own joy and hopefully a pattern will emerge and on the edge of this you can scribe little doodles that help the brain daydream. If you are looking for something original or ten percent better then these rules can apply to anyone. There is no law to this that dictates whether you are on the right track and there should be no fear about anyone looking in your little book getting wise ideas.

Along the way you will find the tools you need. List these tools and when any of them become obsolete or unable to deliver the results they used to then delete them (but be sure to replace them with something similar, more up to date that does similar things. If the thing you are trying to communicate is about social networking then go about replacing that social network with another one. Its really not rocket science. Anyone can do this stuff. And you will be amazed what you will find a few years from now in that black book: A list of Things and People.

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Improve Your Typing On Computer

A question people ask me when starting out on computer is how to type quicker. This question comes before they even have an email let alone a Facebook account. There are many books on how to write with certain software. Many assume it’s costly and needs supervision. This post is for people who already have a computer and want to type quicker.

Traditional computer keyboards with keys that have all icons and buttons in place helps when starting out because if you do not know the basic order of the keys and cannot make out one of them it can throw you a bit. Avoid that rabbit on the road mentality by checking all the basics are in place. If it’s a new computer you have nothing to worry about. These new keyboards look finnerky, flat and at times different to traditional desktop keyboards however like your smartphone the keys are in the correct place.

Associating yourself with the structure of the keys  whilst single finger typing is good for these new digital products. How now if you want to speed write like a real secretary in 2015 on-line you should do on-line exercises and download cd’s that help you associate a few letters with each fingertips of both hands.

These exercises general include single letter associations and omni directional attributes with clusters of letters. The use of spell checkers again has speeded up the on-line writing. Even if you have good typewriter skills its good to brush up on typing digitally.

Remember it is not a race. Depending on what sort of keyboard you have in front of you whilst typing, laptop or PC, tablet or mobile the results will be different. Even experienced on-line writers will be surprised how many words can be typed in an allotted time. Also your posture determines a lot of how you are doing. Knowing that your posture at home is good will also help you in the long run. Particularly if you spend a lot of time at your computer.

By doing typing exercises you will give yourself a boost before writing. Below I will provide a few links that can help with this process.

Also below I have included an on-line simple course that will help you attribute the keys, the position of keys in relation to the cluster of keys I mentioned above.

  • Lesson One Type On-line
  • Mashable – Five ways to improve your typing online
  • Type Racer – Measure Your Words

So there you go, if you a looking for a course to get started try your local library. If you are wise and can access a computer before getting one at home, then these skills will help you stay one step ahead of the curve.

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The Wooden Ruler: Getting to Grips with Learning through Discipline

Remember the wooden ruler? Deddies and bambinoes? Chinese burns and the cricket bat? If so like me you come from an educational background that at that time needed discipline.

It’s a controversial subject, though I feel it needs raising as more and more people get mobile phones and forget to mute or better still turn it of competently.

Rather than go back in time to bring back methods that no longer work, I want to explain how the wooden ruler played a part in society’s. What are your views on the wooden ruler?

I elaborate a little bit more to help you focus and keep you on track.

If you are listening then what did I just say about… Silence, wrong answers, hand out and point out with the wooden ruler. It makes a great point and also helps distinguish between millimetres and centimetres.

The media then included a chalk board with an over the top signature and the great thing about the provided text books was a light relief from the often unreadable chalked string of slanted letters. And if everyone became to loud you would launch what’s left of that piece of chalk in the direction of the disruption.

Nowadays we have electric laser pointers and shiny greaseboard with fancy colours and a variety of nibs to improve upon the calligraphy if need be.

And if there is any disruptions we have frequencies to sort things out.

Neurolinguistics has replaced the iron glove.

In sports we still see the same props but there is not as much need for no pain no gain.

We in 2015 now have access to the education we need in the hands and evoked this year’s ago with Christian mantras and youthful songs.

‘We got the whole wide world in our hands’.

This information is good but whilst teaching or guidance is taking place they need to be turned off.

Rapping the knuckles to change this is not going to help.

Neither is twisting the wrist till a red rash turns up.

Nor by taking your middle knuckle and tapping on the crown of the head is going to change things, besides these things are now illegal in most countries.

Bambinoes still happen to the little man it’s just people do not talk about.

They accept early on perhaps that tough love from the wooden ruler is the way forward?

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Mobile Need Updating? Removing Unnecessary Bloat Wear

RobertBridgeBY Everyday something seems to be happening new with smart phones. New updates, new ads mysteriously popping up and all sorts of bloat wear attaching itself to our handheld devices. A lot of people fall for the tricks apps play these days. The good news is it’s not our faults.

There comes a time when phones get so stuffed with crap we really should figure out to cut down on things that fill up and use memory. Often it seems full to the top. The updates are going on for hours, moving around the navigation of the phone is slow and clunky.

You may have an android or some sort of Google phone with App Store stored on your phone. A cache cleaner is good but in the case of updating software is not enough. You manually forge habits of cutting down on the mustard by deleting also the usage, forcing stops rather than uninstalling completely.

These are just some of the things that happen. Forging manual habits and aquainting yourself with the mechanisms involved in owning the mobile you have is good stuff.

CCleaner Crap Cleaner is a cache cleaner that saves you half a job. It also helps easily locate PDF$ photos and videos. When you plugin in phone to computer best to take nice photos and videos of phone onto phone for future reference. This will make a smoother operating system for your mobile phone to work with. I hope this helps, if you are still struggling ask someone to help you. Most people in the technology world are really helpful like that.


The List

Lists are often forgotten. The time it takes to make a sequential list and prioritise in order in direct correspondence with whatever it is you want to do.

Action ways heavily on intention and the recursive habits taking place. Take shopping for example. Your environment directly determines and changes the needs of your list. Overtime your mind shapes ideas about what to buy and what not to buy. Lists are great, I’m a big fan. You can make a list, throw a list away after completion or even lose your list between the shop and home.

There are lists that last for ever and lists that only serve as a five minute thing. Looking down the line of a list your mind calculates what is missing. You have a better idea of the load you will be taking back. In my experience with a list you are always going to see other things outside of it. So be prepared to see new and exciting things.

Listing is like indexing. Chapters help shape the direction in a books creation and like mixing cement it breaks up and binds the mix. Once you embark on building that list more is going to be revealed. You can expect more and at least be able to complete the minimum. If your life is dependent on lists you can expect greater rewards. The necessities are done and as already mentioned you have something to fall back on.

Recalling a list is much easier than nothing because you can prioritise in various ways. Sequentially there is order. As you recount your journey you can easily reshuffle your list. The order of a list is personal but can also help guide other people. Writing and typing out lists serve in different ways. And if you have something good you can expect to be added to other people’s lists.

It’s safe to assume we all have some common ground when it comes to a list. From top ten list to 50 things done and enjoyed last summer a list is helpful. Helps remember, stops us forgetting and acts as a springboard to fall back on. Equally being on a list, in a list or just armed with a list is going to help. Overtime your listing skills are sure to expand. So make a list today please and try not to lose it and not worry about the time it takes to make such a list.




Mobile Androids and other phones go out of date

History of the Android apps from the original framework. The Android phone and the successes. Six years of Android is enough for anyone to find something to grumble about. Lag on a phone. Crawl time of accessing data. Android changes Google Store to restricted access completely from accessing Google Play.

Just as recently Docs changed to drive. Microsoft changes names of Cloud storage too. The Cloud storage can clash with devices.

This is another reason to keep one step ahead of the curve. The question is is new technology helping or is it all a bit confusing?

Emails are not going away soon. The first thing people check on mobile devices after the alarm is email.

Adjacent to the apps we can see which ones are getting good stars and ratings. Reading the freshest comments helps save on downloading unnecessary apps. Apple do the same thing, creating an exciting launch campaign of new updates with newest comments.

The problem is older models can loose vital functionalities.

Mobile phones tend to be very durable even after being dropped and still go on for years. Boiling a new phone in a pan of Coca Cola is a bit bizarre they would be better of boiling an old one. And I think this outlines the real frustration users are having. These new updates come and make the old obsolete.

An update was better for an affiliate or a designer of a new application. Innovative inventions happen because of supply and demand. One smart person this year suggests an idea whilst next year the whole structure goes under the mallet.

The mobile trade is so easy to loose faith in innovation when we have to forget the last model. Even when its the driving force of how futuristic technology advances. It’s so easy to get attached to old technology.

We get bogged down with all the jargon. As the names change its easy to feel left behind.

Find a suitable pocket to put it in. That way you can feel the vibrations when in silent mode. You’ll never miss a single call, will never miss call friends and will avoid taking pictures inside your own pocket.

Manufacturing differences play out like politics. They use legal jargon to rationalise innovation. The old create a heated conversation to make people listen. Using the same rhetoric and slang youth use to seem cool.

Think of this in the context of the phone browser limitations. A common problem with old Andriod smart phones.

Family helps make the big decisions that justify our continual reason to update technology, this synergy ensures long distant communications can work simply and smoothly.

A spouse in the city will buy family members or grand parents in the shires the latest mobile gadgets. Having the same gadget on hand at the time of trying to troubleshoot the problem is good. Being near a PC or laptop when over the phone trying to help out a family member helps. For example they might want to get online to chat on WhatsApp or FaceTime.

More unnecessary apps means more updates. It also means more storage space requirements on a handset. Plus optional memory card upgrades.

Many phones come with apps installed on factory settings. As time progresses these Apps loose all secure practicality.

Phones more and more need a factory reset. So when trouble shooting, take notes of any unnecessary applications. Keeping up to date with security vulnerabilities. And have your family do the same things.

If anything it acts as a conversational ice breaker. Making everything thinner, lighter often difficult to wrap your hand around. Shaky hands maybe a simple symptom of the mobile phone.

Where does all the mobile marketing that end up on our doorstep come from? And who pays for all this direct mail ending up on our doorstep? Web administrators, Amazon, EBay, Facebook, and Google equally have an understandable curiosity on these matters.

How to avoid clicking things when browsing on the Internet. What’s a cookie? Is it safe to buy stuff on your phone roaming or at home on WIFI? Why do YouTube videos seldom play on websites? Even when they redirect to YouTube.

How long is it before your model renders oddly? Who do think would win in a poll as the best mobile map?

Old maps from Nokia or new cartoon visual iPhone multi national maps of cities transport, sat navigation that has a good battery life.

Mobile phones and gaming is just another contributor. Apps are more simple, almost natural. Your access to the Internet on the phone through the app helps reduce options. But also opens you up to more advertising.

Blackberry made it easy for business people back in the days and still do with latest models. Kim Kardashian did a good job about a year ago drumming up support for them.

The brand name is as supportive to a human as to a device. The device a user uses on social media is then leveraged on the back of brand names. Social proof is another part of why consumers choose as they do.

We don’t have to pry open this. If it still works, then there’s no real reason to fix. No reason to pay unnecessary insurance for years on devices and machines. I am confident without all this innovation we would be now stuck. Basic needs like maps, we would be lost, unable to survive someway.


The Office

The office is full, the team inside your head is there and its real. The first thought is all the work and who does what, who said when and at what time you expect that important phone call. The head of the office is situated in a different room for a reason. Making big decisions requires one thought, the head concentrates on the one task that needs doing. Everyday one task done well without any hiccups, delays or interruptions is good. The problem is the team are always changing. The new economy means more opportunities, skills are designed specifically for delegating out to the right people and this is called delegation. As the head of the office you must find time to educate, support and provide peace and tranquility for the team to run smoothly. That is not to say you should wake up with all these people in your head on an morning. In this post read about some simple solutions for quickly refocusing in the morning and re-fluffing the pillow.

If you are leaving late messages on voice mail please stop this because if you add a high class problem with a small one the chances are you will be treated like the bigger problem in the morning. The office is like a jungle with plenty of places to position yourself and get on with everything you have to do. By leaving late text messages regardless of importance you are pouncing on the wrong tiger. The morning pillow should be free from as much as possible. The same goes for heavy faxing and formatting of PDF’s. If you are sending something, first think of the time. We all operate in different time zones, even when we live in the same locality. Try and do as much as you can within office hours instead of squeezing things in before the pumpkin dissapears.

The thoughts in the head are very complicated and creative. Thats the great thing about the office there is a shared and accepted terminology so leave that sort of jargon in your office rather than leave it on someone else’s personal desk outside of the work place. Its so easy to do the same thing, whilst in the environment you are in you use to much other jargon, from outside experiences that you have had. Have you ever had to listen to someone share about an out of body experience or some bizarre dream well its a bit like that. Communication in the office should avoid mixing jargon soup. You should not expect people to follow the bread crumbs, be clear and be quick about it. Time is very precious and its easy to make words convoluted, if you get chance try and finish sentences for other people. If they were struggling let them know a few hours afterwards so they not get to disgruntled. As a team you should be doing the best you can within a time limit, so do not waste time on words. If you cannot listen to it yourself then why expect other people to listen. Mind chatter is easy to spot and train.

Mind chatter in the office can be an asset and could also mean the scrunched up paper to bin shot. Most of these sorts of visions come in mixed up waves and require pricing together at a later date, some think this sort of thinking comes from dreams so if you can catch it in the morning. If you find yourself distracted by other people in your head this maybe difficult and being solely responsible for a team may also be another potential symptom. I say to everybody what was told to me, but generally take action on this simple advice, I not sure why, I mean it worked over ten years ago, confident it still works today. I see new people excelling stating this simple bit of advice. And an office would not be the office without it. A pen of course. Or one step further record your voice, this is what the rest of your team have to listen to. Try everyday to improve upon the communications with others and yourself. The mind is very powerful, so try not to get mixed up with other minds by using the appropriate jargon and speak at a tone and at a speed that makes life easier for you, friends, colleagues, associates and eventually family to will praise you on the improvements.

Its easy to get stuck under the covers, mixed up in the day to day unnecessary stress that comes with making a point. People switch of once they have received the message, so prove to however it is you are speaking to that everyday what was said is tattooed where they can see it on you. A lot of people you will be surprised how far they go with this, thats the great thing about an office you have to cover yourself from top to toe and sleeve in a smart suite. In teaching they talk about SMART too.


Ask yourself about a number of things is it smart? There are five letters each an accroymn for you to filter the question. And before you open your mouth late, via email, over the phone and indeed text messaging filter things through at least four hoops. The first will check if its true, it might seem true but by morning it probably seems ridiculous right. The second hoop is does it make sense, could it mean something else. Imagine waking up after all night thinking about a dichotomy. It could be wrong it could be right or it could press buttons, so pass it through the small hoop soon it will be ready for the kidneys and appendix. The worst thing you can do is lie and the second is you could hurt someone else and in the office the priorities become slightly different. The most important thing to do for team and visa versa in the office is keep in good standing. This is not something to soliloquise.


social media communications

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Who do I follow on social media and why?

***Bear in mind most of this information although only relevant to Twitter gives you a good incite into other places micro sites and social sharing places and accounts you create. ***

Twitter retweets require further investigation. Often when a retweet occurs the person is partially interested in allowing you so its good to take a look at their Twitter account.

First look at the name is it a real name or some sort of niche, if its a niche is it relevant i.e. would you want to follow this person.

Getting the gravity right on social media.

Another thing to examine is how many followers they have in ratio to how many people they follow. Sites like Manage Flitter earmark certain ratios so its good if you observe this sort of thing as and when it comes in. Manage flitter is easy to join and gives the gravity and all sorts of other metrics, helps keep up to date with people who may not follow you back and also detects the occasional spam account that Twitter may already be aware of.

If the ratio is equal or they only follow a medium amount compared to a larger amount of followers this is someone who retweets your post and may get visitors to the links you share, which is good. Good enough to say you should return the favour.

You can do this by either liking their posts (ones that you like) or even retweeting something nice that is shared by them or an account that they seem to be regularly promoting.

Being nice in this way I think shows you care and if you care or seem to care then you in many instances a valued member of the sharing economy called social media.

The danger of communicating with idiots

Other things to be mindful of is some accounts that follow you are spam, i.e. they are promoting things which are often revealed in their description.

This can happen everyday so its a bit of a hassle, simply scroll down and take a look at your followers names an descriptions.

Anything saying they sell followers or any aware words its best to block these people. The reason being is when social media leaders come to examine your account they will notice these things and may decide not to follow you, they won’t block you or anything its just nice to by association tick all the right boxes.

If you are just starting out and only have a small amount of followers even more reason to keep up to date on all this social media maintenance.

Also when you follow their posts will show up in your screen, many accounts are promotional accounts who spend all day promoting other people every second of the day.

You can see their name above all these posts, simply click on their profile if you do not like these reshares and unfollow them, I would not necessarily say block these people.

Block limits in the sharing economy

You see being mindful of blocking is good the sharing economy is what it is all about but easy for people starting out to get carried away. A couple of years ago civil servants in a report made on how best to share on Twitter said about fifteen times a day is good.

This means if you are using sites to share posts throughout the day one post between 40 – 50 minutes from 9 – 12 is good. If your audience is a global market it could in theory be even more since you will be sharing 24 hours throughout.

Bear in mind though finding, creating and really sharing great content can take about an hour before hand (and thats with using the helpful sites that I will be recommending in another post.

So how do you respond?

Read their real name and address them as such, depending on who they are use first name or if you want to be extra polite use their surname. For example you could call me Mr Bridge instead of Robert, mix it about a bit try abbreviating and see what the response is for example with me you could try Robbie hows it going or something like this, if you read the link go into something relevant to that post in your response, is their a response where you can reshare one of your links.

Be mindful though is your post any good or if their is a conflict of interest there the chances are you could upset them or trigger a response back which will only end up in losing a follower or putting yourself in a situation where you are in to deep to add any constructive value to what is already out there.

By keeping your communications happy and simple you will avoid any of these things.

The worst there that can happen is you will be sat there scratching your head thinking what to do and say depending of the level of your communications competence. Who know you might just get lucky and loads of people chime in the conversation, but really when you check the Twitter analytical metrics regardless of how many followers you have you will see not all that many impressions. ITs nothing to serious its just nice to know the basic rules of engagement these days online.

If you are unable to wait you can catch up by reading recommendations from a couple of years ago, in a post I made with similar things in mind made two years ago. Subscribe if you do not want to miss the newer post. You can do that by going to the homepage and entering your email into the feed burner box. additionally if you are getting someone else to do all this for you copy the link above and email it to them as a to do or read list. Finally I would say this post can also be applied to examining followers on Stumble Upon, Google+, Plurk or anything else that maybe worth networking at a basic level of social media.

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