We’ve been in France recently and since our return, our Lola has decided that when I am at my desk working, or attempting to work, that the desk doubles up as her day bed. Which makes working a bit tricky at times.
So it really made me chuckle when I saw a post on Facebook with a novel idea, a desk extension bed, perfect for our mogs. And on a whim I decided I to share it on the Scarletta Facebook page. You can take a look here. What amused me even more is that several of my Scarletta Tribe saw the funny side and obviously love our feline friends too.
It has nothing to do with social media, but it is social
Obviously this post has absolutely nothing to do with social media, it’s not a businessesy type update or promotion of my products and services, but it did attract attention, likes and reach on Facebook of 60% above a usual post. And it’s simply social.
I’ve also engaged in conversation with Jo Bradshaw about her rather delightful and peculiar looking home grown funny carrots which she shared a photo of on Twitter. And we have had a legendary impromptu Twitter chat about Big Girl Pants, which saw several Tweeters join in with us for fun too. (I know this could have caused us a whole lot of unwanted attention of a different variety and new followers, but it’s OK we got away with it!)
We are allowed to have some fun on social media, it’s what being social is about
We’ve become a bit cautious on social media about sharing a joke, having some banter and sometimes the social element is lost en route in between the self-promotion, quotes and churning out old blog tweets. You see the same social formula repeated over and over again, without any personality or human side shared.
Being a social business means giving ourselves permission to be exactly who we are offline, online. It also means being present as well as having an online presence. And if in the moment we find a cat image funny and what to share it, then we have the freedom to do so. Continue reading