Socialize on Social? Now There’s a Novel Idea

Social Media; Do you engage?

Do you take the time to socialize on social media or are you too busy social marketing?

Do you think it’s possible that if you just “get social” and have some fun, results will follow? That posting good content and conversing with others results will follow? Isn’t growing social media relationships the goal? Aren’t enjoyment and engagement the original purpose of social media? As people get to know each other through engagement does credibility & trust naturally develop? If you have what they need won’t you be first to come to mind?

That engaging with like-minded people and developing genuine relationships is in fact a good business practice.

This is especially true for smaller “solopreneur” type businesses because owners are usually quite passionate about their niche. More than likely, they have a personal interest in common with their customers.

Have fun with social media engagement!

I happen to enjoy being creative when it comes to social media content. I put a lot of effort into it. I’m an artist with paints, apps & words. Taking photos, making pic collages, putting together amateur videos, even playing around with screenshots. Making Instaboomerangs and time lapse videos, oh my. I fancy myself a wordsmith too and yes, the thesaurus in Word is a good buddy of mine. One that I visit with frequently.

That’s it! Making content! I need to get back to what makes social media fun. It’s what drew me to social marketing in the first place. I was having fun and having fun is key to happiness.

So caught up in achieving numbers, I was teasing myself with the promise of some fun time. I totally lost track of the why. I started tweeting because it’s fun. I love fiddling around with different photo apps and putting funky collages together for Instaposts and that’s ok!

Note to self  👉 hop over and revise number two of #SOS2017 to Create More Quality Content.

Mind you, I most certainly did not forget about how much fun socializing is 👍🏻

Genuinely nice feedback on social media feels good.

I love talking to people on the web and off. Engaging with people on social media is fun. I like to initiate conversations and I enjoy joining in. I like commenting aweeeee when I see a really cute pic or eeeeeek if it’s creepy.

I click the link to read the blog post and take the time to share my opinion if it was interesting.

Social Media is about Engaging. In face engagement is the objective.
Reach out & Genuinely Compliment

I work hard creating content and when somebody takes the time to leave a relevant comment on it, it makes my day. So, I in turn like to do the same. I press a lot of likes and repost quality social media posts. Both true but, I take time contemplating my comments. I want them to be a genuine reaction to what attracted me into clicking on the post, regardless of the social media platform.

These are just two of the reasons that I am building my career within this spectrum they call social marketing.

Which brings me to the conclusion that I need to go back and slightly alter my number two…. #SOS2017 article.

An Engaging Social Media Platform

Doing the Do on Social Media Platforms

The “Do” I’m referring to is getting down and socializing. Carrying on conversations with real people.

For the sake of simplicity let’s use Twitter as the “social media platform” of choice to talk about today. #Twitter just so happens to be my favourite.

Now, when I say socialize, I mean you know “talk” via tweets. That’s the point right? To engage fellow social media types into back and forth “conversations”.

Do you comment when you retweet? Yes? Great! Oh oh, did I hear a no? If you never initiate a conversation (attempt to engage) how exactly are you “socializing”?

Don’t just like and retweet, make a comment snarky, funny or sweet! Ask a question, make a request something that encourages a reply is best…

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Your fave social media platform is?

Desperately Seeking Synonyms

Intense Synonym List…

Ever find yourself in desperate need of an attention grabbing word that means the same as another aka a synonym?

So my niece was working on her homework and we were looking for a POWERFUL synonym for solemn…

Wacky Word Wednesday Synonym List Image Solemn

We chose INTENSE. Now that’s a power word if ever I’ve read one 😉

It’s Wednesday. I figured why not turn our latest INTENSE homework session into a round of Wacky Word Wednesday.

I’m being EARNEST, when I say that these funky little lists of synonyms SERIOUSLY come in handy when I’m stuck for attention grabbing words.


Wacky Word Wednesday Synonym List for Earnest

Which leads us to Sincere

Wacky Word Wednesday Synonym List Image Sincere


Synonyms for the word serious


Synonyms for the word Grave


Synonyms for the word firm


Synonyms for the word Intense


Synonyms for the word fervent


Antonym for solemn flippant

That was one SERIOUSLY PASSIONATE synonym seeking session! Pursuing synonyms for a SOLEMN word somehow ended with a FLIPPANT word like JOKEY. Isn’t that ironic?

Take care…thanks for visiting!



Magical Wacky Words Wednesday

Prepare to be enthralled, immersed in or dare I say spellbound by this week’s Wacky Words Wednesday 😉

How to make a quick list of interesting, attention grabbing words for social media use:

  1. Well, you start by typing Magical, then taking a look at what the thesaurus recommends…

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2.Then you take Mr. Thesaurus’ number one suggestion Enchanted:

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3. Then you move onto the second word suggested by the thesaurus Enthralled

Are you engrossed yet?

4. Choosing the first word put forward…Fascinated

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5. Last but not least; we are about to cross the finish line…. I’ll use the last word on the last word list, which is Absorbed bringing us finally to ENTHRALLED!

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And that my friend is how you go from one fun word like magical to a list of spellbinding cool words to pick from, right at your finger tips.

Thanks for visiting! Take care!Shelley

Schwack of Social Media Followers

Step right up! Get your followers here. Hurry time is running out.

Social Media Followers Hint…

Simple; quality ALWAYS beats quantity! It’s interesting, the lengths people go to frantically trying to boost the number of followers they have on social media.It's not about the length of your social media follower list; it's about the quality of followers

Whoa! Slow down! It isn’t about the number of social media followers you have. It’s about building a loyal following of people that share your interests. Social media is about engaging with real people. Particularly true if you’re hoping to communicate and grow your local customer base.

Content is key! Always has been, always will be. Provide info of value, of interest to your niche, post consistently and your quality list of followers will grow naturally.

Nurture relationships with social media followers and those you are following.

Please don’t spam! Provide 8 interesting, helpful, funny, relevant posts for every 2 advertisements.

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Whacky Word Wednesday Part 2

Wahooo It Is Wacky Words Wednesday

Yippee, I guess that title was enticing enough to get you to click. I mean if you’re here reading this week’s Social Media Wacky Words List, then it must have worked. Right?

Have I mentioned lately how much fun I have coming up with these enticing Social Media word lists? Yeah, thought so.

What can I say? Words are my thang, especially when they are click provoking 😉 I figured I’d spice things up a little by using some provocative words from today’s list.

Without further ado here’s the latest list of WILD social media attention grabbing words…

  • Enticing
  • Teasing
  • Tormenting
  • Tempting
  • Provocative
  • Provoking
  • Frustrating
  • Alluring

THANK YOU for stopping by, really do appreciate it. I would wholeheartedly LOVE it if you shared your thoughts in the comments. Social Media engagement ROCKS!

Take care,


If it Qwacks Wike a Duck

Wacky Words Wednesday

What can I say? I enjoy coming up with lists of ATTENTION grabbing words. Which happens to be a good thing when you’re into Social Media.

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again and probably again a few times after that. Words do matter! They should jump out at you.

Here is today’s list of whacky attention grabbers.

  • Crazy
  • Madcap
  • Wild
  • Mad
  • Weird
  • Silly
  • Zany

Notice the theme? Yup, suggestions from a thesaurus for the word wacky/whacky. Let’s see what else can I share in 49 words or less? I know, here’s a terrific #Twitter tip from @KimGarst.Make your Tweets stand out – be funny, poignant, or otherwise unique”.

The way I figure it is, if I’m myself when I tweet then I know I’m being “otherwise unique”.

Take care…thank you for stopping by.


Social Media Word Block

Yikes! Diagnosis Word Block

I can only imagine that you have struggled like most of us e-socializers with WORD block. It’s the social media equivalent to writers’ block.

Want to know a secret? Comic books; I kid you not. One of my favourite places to find attention GRABBING word ideas. Here’s a list of 29 ideas I jotted down after reading five pages of a Betty and Veronica Double Digest.

Social Media Word Block

Sorry, did I say reading? I uh meant researching…

  1. Naughty
  2. Nice
  3. WHOA!
  4. WHA-?-?
  5. Yipes!
  6. NO!
  7. I’m not sure
  8. Let an expert handle it
  9. Here!
  10. STOP her!!
  11. Whoops!
  13. Good grief
  14. H-huh? B-but
  15. Yeah!
  16. Fabulous
  17. Egad
  18. (Sob)
  19. Really
  20. Snag
  21. Genius
  22. Extra
  23. There!
  24. Sorry
  25. Of course not
  26. Yikes
  27. Make up your mind will ya!
  28. However, I’m disappointed
  29. I just had a feeling

Just like that and POOF the word block is a goner!

Words Words Everywhere Words

Stuck for words?

Social Media may be all the rage over video right now. Tweets with pictures are wayyy more engaging than those without. Opened and read newsletter e-mails can deliver powerful results BUT bottom line is the “words” you choose to use.

They get the click or they don’t.

Words have to SCREAM read me. Words are the central driving force behind getting the response you want to your calls to action.

Great Social Media Words Can be Found in Comic BooksTweeting has taught me how to make my point using carefully chosen attention grabbing words. A combination of powerful words that gets people to read and react. Fun words that encourage engagement.

Where was I? Right! Yup I do get stuck for words. Good news! Social Media word ideas are all around us. Click here for a list of 25 social media word ideas from a comic book…