Written By Geoff Talbot – Co-Founder Of The Seven Sentence Blog
Most people are terrified of making mistakes on social media.
From the risk adverse CEO to the self-starter who just put their foot in their mouth on twitter, making a bad mistake on a social platform can seem almost life-threatening.
Fortunately, the biggest mistake you can ever make is to never take a risk and cross over into a dangerous mistake laden minefield of being truly human.
I say make GIANT MISTAKES, or at the very least put yourself in the vulnerable position of being capable of making them.
In real life relationships always grow through conflict, we make mistakes, we err, we offend, we tell that off-color inappropriate joke at the wrong time.
And, so it is on the social media channels, your followers, fans and supporters are not terrified of your mistakes, they are actually frightened of something far more sinister — that you are some kind of inhuman troll, looking to take advantage of them.
Be real, be human and honestly connect with others in both the good times and the bad.
As an aside:
Last week, we put on a free webinar for women entrepreneurs and bloggers, we made a couple of technical mistakes, it didn’t go so well and the majority of 50+ women could not get on the call.
We’ve decided not to hide from that, we are both human and trustworthy in our frailty.
We decided to get back on the horse and run the webinar again.
Check out the webinar below ladies and sign up, this time we know it is going to be 100 times better!