In the Sphere: Social Convention

Published on May 20, 2011   //  In the Sphere

Even before Internet shifted its attention toward social media, it was getting increasingly social in nature. And that’s where we turn for this week’s collection of blog posts.

Jamie Martin lets us know about a little secret: blogging can make you a better person. Yes, there’s something to be said about sticking to your blogging schedule and pouring out your thoughts in plain black and white. Build relationships, improve your writing, and even live longer as a result of your blogging endeavors!

Gretchen Rubin continues along a similar train of thought, telling us why Twitter can make you happy. She lists no fewer than eight different reasons why this holds up to be true. You can pursue your passions, distract yourself when you’re feeling down, and maintain loose relationships that may have otherwise been lost.

Bevan Bird very much recognizes that staying social on the Internet means keeping a a two-way line of communication open. That’s why he says that you should follow up with people who express interest. When someone “likes” your post on Facebook and you don’t know who this person is, follow up and see why they might have been interested. Ask questions and engage.

Neil Patel is a successful entrepreneur, so he knows a thing or two about getting the job done. He also recognizes the importance of morale and passion. That’s why he’s teaching us how to keep your employees happy while still pushing them to do the best job possible. Pushing the wrong way can completely backfire on your goals.

Free Money Finance finishes off today’s set of posts with some surprising findings. You don’t need to earn that much money in order to become wealthy. He shows off the example of a family of four living in Poway, California. Their household income is less than $60k, but they have a net worth of over $400k. Can you do the same?

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