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Don’t you ever get tired of seeing the typical “social media” blog?

• 5 things every social media marketer needs to know…
• 10 things to make you rock on Twitter…
• 8 social media rules to live by…

Blah, blah, blah…

It’s all the same. What happened to the real reason why we love social media in the first place? Because there ARE NO RULES! Sure, we all learned some type of etiquette (hopefully) as we grew up…please, thank you, excuse me…all of which are part of being human and communicating in a way that makes other people feel that you’re not all about you. (Some are better at this than others, would you agree?)

I mean, social media isn’t some grand, “need to know the rules” kinda thing, is it? Did I miss that 101 course somewhere? Did I miss THAT blog? Everyone has their own style and take on things. Social media is just another way to get it all out there. It’s like one big conference call that everyone’s involved with…some are paying attention, others are wondering what they’re going to have for lunch.

I don’t like rules. I like real. I’ve been that way my whole life (just ask my parents). I feel like if you get stuck in the social media “rule book,” you just discount every single thing that Seth Godin and Hugh MacLeod are teaching us. Communication is an art. Most everyone in the world is gifted with this art.

You can put whatever message you want out there and either people will listen or they won’t. I’m all about reading blogs. I’m much more inclined to read something that’s going to tell me about the new tech stuff (thank you tech crunch and wired). I’m all about reading about the new haps in business and social media stuff (thank you mashable). I’m just tired of all the rules.

In my humble opinion, I want to know what people are feeling, what they’re experiencing and learning. Now THAT is the stuff that makes something worth reading. Experience is where the true lessons are. And sharing?…well, that’s what makes me love you even more.

Republished with author's permission from original post.

Lindsay Manfredi
Lindsay Manfredi, writer, ghost blogger, and social media rock star, founded Linzstar, Inc. in 29 to help small and large companies create a more effective and profitable online presence.


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