February 16, 2012

How To Be Popular On Facebook

Do you ever wonder why some people get all kinds of responses and comments and you can’t get anyone to even “like” your update? I’ll let you in on a few tips of why some people aren’t getting noticed on social networking sites.

Don’t take this personally if you fit one or more of these descriptions. We’ve all been one of these on occasion, you just want to make sure you aren’t that way all of the time.  

People are drawn to happy, fun, upbeat people so if you want to be popular on Facebook or any other social networking site avoid the following behavior. 

The Whiner

We all have bad days when everything seems to happen wrong but these people must have been born on Wednesday because their life is full of woe. They always need someone to pray for them, their relationship is always on the verge of breaking up, their boss hates them, they’ve lost/losing their job or they don’t have enough money.

Nobody likes a wet blanket. For Pete’s sake, surely something good has happened in your life this week, tell your friends a nice story once in a while and back off of the gloom and doom all of the time.

The Ranter

These people need a chill pill; they are always pissed off at someone or everyone. I imagine they are the people on the highway with road rage. If everyone would just straighten up and do as they say the world would be a much better place.

Go down to your local pharmacy and have your blood pressure checked, seriously.

The Politician

They aren’t running for office themselves although from their updates I’m sure they feel they could fix all of the nations problems if they could just get in the White House.

Every update is their political views about who should be in office or impeached.

Some of these are funny and I do learn things I wouldn’t always get from the news on television but this is information overload.

Take it down a notch; switch it up a bit with puppy bulletins or funny cartoons. We like variety.

The Activist

From animal rights to occupy Wall Street these people all have a stand on some issue and they make sure we all see the latest bulletin, horrible video of abuse or news story.

I’d love to save the baby seals but please don’t show any more pictures of them being beaten with clubs; some of us are eating lunch.


menopausal mama said...

You nailed it----hit the majority of people on FB. I see it all the time but I try to be the nice person who hits "Like" on everyone's status. Thanks for sharing!

Pamela N Red said...

MM, most of my friends are okay but a few fall in these categories. Thanks for reading. :o)

Weissdorn said...

You're right. Nobody likes a whiner - EXCEPT - when the whiner happens to be completely helpless and wants free advice from the world. Those kinds of whiners are popular on FB. These people are smart whiners, because they bring out the therapist in all their FB friends.
The ranter and the politician, however seem to tickle my latent blog troll qualities. Most of the time I can't be bothered, but every now and then I can't resist commenting, especially if the blog contents smell suspiciously like fertilizer.
Saint Activist - bless their souls - where everyone down at some point. They often start out as interesting persons, but mutate to broken records. Recently I uncircled a long-time friend because I'm not made of stone and his constant barrage of mutilated children in the Middle East and his hourly updates on Occupational cries falling on deaf ears tried my patience. The spirit is willing, but... you know...

Pamela N Red said...

Weissdorn, I've hidden many pictures that are very disturbing just like mutilated children. So far I haven't deleted any friends but sometimes I come very close. It does get irritating sometimes.