Well, do you? And if you don’t does that make you a bad person?
I spend a lot of time in the social media world where “caring” and “helping” is the “BIG THING”, but what I sense is that much of the caring and helping is not genuine. I’m not trying to knock anyone, it’s just an observation; my belief is that the same thing occurs offline too.
So the question is, if you don’t care, is that okay? I say yes. We can’t ALL care about EVERYTHING, it’s just not possible. And to be honest, if I have a question or I need help, I would prefer that the people with passion about the subject come forward and the people that could careless stay silent.
From the other side, I love jumping in to help people when it comes to stuff I know or am familiar with, and I would say that comes across to people in the social media realm as well as offline. I genuinely do give a damn when it comes to being able to properly care, help, or guide someone…but you can’t get upset if you approach someone, ask for help, and they turn you down; it is probably in your best interest!
Caring and helping, I believe are expected by people but do you really want “fake” help? I don’t, I want someone who is in it because they breathe it, they feel it; there is nothing else they’d rather do right than other than help.
My takeaways, for those of you that get pissed when someone does not help, calm down because it is probably for the best. And for those that find themselves not giving a damn in a certain instance, no worries, your time of helping someone and caring are right around the corner.
So goes life, cheers!
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Not really sure about the whos or whats of your observations, but here are a couple of mine to add.
a.)When you are following back someone who follows you, do you think about it before you hit that follow back? Can you imagine ever having a conversation with this person? Or are you going to follow for the count and then filter out their tweets so if they actually need your help they’ll never get the chance to find out because you’ll never see their tweet?
b.)I also take issue with those who tweet, “Do not DM me, I do not answer them. Send me an @ message if you have something to say. Why? So you can be seen “helping” or because you want you name tweeted endlessly?
c.) Do you only thank the more well known Twitter users for RTing your content or do you thank the new tweeter from Colorado also?
I’ve been on Twitter for a little over a year and see this stuff time after time after time. Shame on you if you say you CARE or wish to HELP…but only if I subscribe to your blog or whatnot.
Awesome points Cheri, I like how you kind of came at it from a clout (Klout) point of view. And I’ve run into each of those situations!! I guess I was speaking more generally, but have had experience where people asked me for help but i did not feel I was the right one to be helping and I’ve also been on the other side of that where I’ve needed help…etc, etc.
Thanks again for your additions, I’m certain we could make numerous blog posts about this topic!!
Mo Prunk says
I say, not only, pick your ‘battles’, but choose your ‘passion’…in a nut shell. Overall, choose wisely.
I hear that Mo, you are a rockstar!! Love the energy you give IRL (in real life)!! Cheers!!