Baby bored, bored, bored. 🥱
Baby bored, bored, bored. 🥱
Life is all energy and it multiplies and spreads. Energy doesn’t have the color of its own, but it waits for you to add, whatever you want to it. Whatever color you choose to give to your energy, it attracts the similar energy into your life, hence watch your intentions because your energy flows where your attention goes.
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I. Need. Attention.
When I was 7 we went to the St. John’ Regatta! It’s a day where everybody loves dogs! Everybody gives you pats and tell you how good you are, you can meet other dogs, there are booths with food for humans to share with their dogs, and people even race boats really fast so they can be the first to pat the dogs!
Kenneth Yasuda, The Japanese Haiku: Its Essential Nature and History (1957).
Capture: /ˈkapCHər/ An act of catching, winning, or gaining control by force, stratagem, or guile (Merriam-Webster, 2021).
To capture attention is to catch, grab and hold a person’s every move for a period. In social media, this is the equivalent to that continuous scroll.
You know exactly what I mean!
When you get caught in a rabbit’s hole, diving further and further, at the speed of your thumb swiping your phone screen.
The significance in capturing attention in social media is most meaningful to businesses and social media influencers. Businesses and social media influencers need to capture attention on social media to sell products, sell services, and build a community to support their content.
Here are a few strategies for gaining viewer attention in social media:
Build audience-directed content, aimed at your ideal person. If you are attempting to sell a service or product, the first question you should ask yourself is Who is my audience? To be able to capture attention on social media, you must create an ideal person that wants to see your content. Get into as much detail as possible! (i.e., How old is this person? What kind of career does this person have? What does this person do in their free time? Etc.). After answering that question, every other question can easily be answered. Now that you know about your ideal person, you know the content that the person wants to see. You got it! Now you can capture attention of that audience on social media.
Know your product or service and market on the best platforms. Another important strategy to gain viewers’ attention is to market to your audience on platforms that benefit your product or service. For example, it probably would not be ideal to advertise your alcohol service on LinkedIn at 2am in the morning. This goes back to knowing your audience and promoting your product or service on the best platform.
Show portions of the process of creating your product or service, limited to short time spans. “In short, the ability for content to capture attention may be a necessary prerequisite to reach a large audience (i.e., go viral) and exert social influence in domains such as morality and politics,” (Jost et al., 2018 as cited in Brady, Gantman, & Van Bavel, 2020). The attention span of individuals on social media is extremely short and quick, so make your post short and sweet, most importantly, to the point.
Be mindful, all attention is not good attention. With every positive attention you receive, be prepared to receive negative attention, as well.
Once you capture your audience’s attention, the next step is to secure that engagement you have received. You have got the deal and now, to seal the deal! Securing the engagement in social media means that you are in the process of building a community. The significance lies in creating solid bonds with your followers and audience.
Check out the following methods to secure engagements in social media:
Be consistent – Post often and consistently! Some businesses have had success in posting on a scheduled basis.
Be open and honest – To secure an engagement in social media, it is best for your audience to trust you. Your newly formed community needs to depend on you for content, which will lead to sales and bookings.
Keep lines of communication open – Your audience should be able to easily reach out to you, with quick response times! To assist in securing engagements in social media, ensure you are including your audience by inquiring the kind of content the audience wants to see, and allowing them to ask questions.
Brady, W. J., Gantman, A. P., & Van Bavel, J. J. (2020). Attentional capture helps explain why moral and emotional content go viral. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 149(4), 746–756. https://doi.org/10.1037/xge0000673
Lahuerta-Otero, E., & Cordero-Gutiérrez, R. (2016). Looking for the perfect tweet. The use of data mining techniques to find influencers on Twitter. Computers in Human Behavior, 64, 575–583. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2016.07.035
Charlie Puth - Attention feat. Samara Weaving
What Happened In February (2021)…
Greetings Barbarians! Long days and pleasant nights!
Love is in the air in February, and even though I am not sentimental, I still did everything I could out of love. What would not I do out of love towards my family, my friends, and my daughter?
I would do whatever it takes to show that love.
January went on like a breeze; I did the necessary preparations needed for the coming months. I…
Just a quick PSA for everybody, if you’re wishing a parent happy birthday on a social media platform that your parent isn’t even on, instead of making 500 random people scroll past the same paragraph and stupid pictures you posted last year, just send them a text. Ok?
Because I’m sorry to break the news to you, but no one reads past the first few words, and all you’re doing is making us hate you more than we already do. Especially you self important idiots who feel the need to wish your parents a happy birthday or anniversary on Instagram. INSTAGRAM. Are your parents on insta?!? I’ll answer that for you… No, they are not. So should you be congratulating them on getting older or wasting away another year with their spouse who they’ve hated for a decade now? I’ll answer that question for you too… No, you should not.
“Happy 27th anniversary to my two role models, you’ve taught me so much about life and love, and you’re an inspiration to us all.” Oh yeah? My parents are divorced and hate each other’s guts so fuck you and I hope your role models die on a their anniversary cruise so I won’t have to see the same stupid post next year.
And the only reason, I repeat, the ONLY reason you make these stupid posts is to get likes and attention. That’s it. There is absolutely no other reason to post about your parents birthday or anniversary on a platform they don’t even have. They won’t see the post and you probably told them the same sappy shit in person or over the phone early that day anyway. Actually, you probably didn’t because no one is ever that corny. Ever. Just on social media when it comes to getting attention. If you want attention that badly, post a topless selfie, or a picture of your parents having sex. I don’t know. But spice it up a little bit.
And if you just have to make these stupid posts every year, if you can’t live unless you type out the same shitty paragraph about how great Bob and Lisa are, then it should be a requirement that you also make a post when they get divorced with all the dirty details about how Bob fucked Lisa’s best friend. I guarantee this would get way more likes, and would definitely be more entertaining to read. So just some things to think about.
In the meantime however, just text your parents whatever you thought the rest of the world wanted to read. They’ll appreciate it and we won’t have to pretend to. Thanks.
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