How to Share the Love on Social Media
We all love to get likes, shares, and retweets as validation on social media. But for all the feels, it’s still all too easy to get caught up in the never-ending river of negativity. If you want to reverse the trend, consider these ideas to share the love and turn social media into a more enriching experience for yourself and others.
One of the great aspects of social media is how much control you have of your experience. Start by sharing the love with yourself. Follow accounts that bring you joy (charities, heroes, friends, comedians, cute pet accounts) and unfollow accounts that drag you down.
HAVE YOUR SAY
If you have something nice to say, say it! Whether it’s a compliment or just a general message of positivity, use your accounts to encourage those who follow you. You’ll feel good, and it will create a positive image for your followers (and even potential future employers).
PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR MOUTH IS
If you see something that upsets you, don’t just react with an angry emoji… DO something about it! Take a few minutes to do some research and make a small donation to a relevant cause. Even $5 helps, and you’ll love the adrenaline rush from taking action.
SUPPORT BRANDS THAT DO GOOD
By supporting brands that have a charitable component, you don’t have to spend money to make an impact. Brands will often make donations if you do something simple, like post a pic or download an app. For instance, every holiday season, Disney uses their #ShareYourEars campaign to use shared photos of family, friends, and even pets wearing Mickey Mouse ears to donate to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. A simple gesture can make a powerful impact.