The Missing Link in Social Media: Talking with Real People

A post in which I ponder the lack of depth in today's social media engagement strategies.

Share This Post

Share on facebook
Share on linkedin
Share on twitter
Share on email

It’s always worth thinking about how we talk- or write. And lately I’ve been dissatisfied with how engagement on social media typically shakes out and wondering if that’s due to readers’ laziness and consumeristic attitude or if that’s an excuse marketers feed themselves so they don’t have to focus on a deeper problem: a lack of empathetic writing.

Is the language we’re using on social media facilitating conversation or shutting it down? Are we actively listening to and communicating with our communities (let’s please stop using the word audience- it instantly situates the very people with whom we should be enthusiastically interacting in a faceless, passive role) or are we just slapping up witty jokes, catchy slogans, and attention-grabbing headlines? Not that those things are bad or can’t lead to more opportunities for interaction, but if at no time do we invite our connections into a dialogue, inspire critical thought, or create an active call-and-response, how can we ever expect them to… respond?

These questions need to be developed more of course, but in a digital world filled with “hacks” for increasing engagement without any insight into how to humanize online interaction, they deserve some serious thought.

More To Explore


Ten More Sweet Summer Reads

From beachside sunshine to Christmas in July, these wholesome reads are sure to sweeten up your summer! My Book Boyfriend by Kathy Strobos Fiesty heroine.


Ten New & Upcoming Summer Releases

Pool, beach, or mountainside these sweet, new releases are sure to perk up your summer reading. The Billionaire’s Backup by Elizabeth Maddry Best Friends. Marriage

Thanks For Your Support!

Your download link for the Debut Author’s Publishing Guide is Below!

Thank You For Subscribing!

Here is your link to download

The Ultimate Fiction Writer's Revision Workbook and Checklist. 

A welcome email and a copy of the link is on it’s way to your inbox along with an EXTRA BONUS 

I try not to overload my subscribers, so you can expect (mostly) newsletters filled with writing tips & tricks, updates on my works -in-progress, and other goodies.

Get My Workbook for Free!

Enjoy my clear and flexible revision process today in this easy-to-personalize workbook! 

Bonuses Included!

(We value your privacy and never spam)

May I sweeten your day?

Sign up for my newsletter and receive one of my latest sweet short stories for free!