Like many of us I am participating in several social media platforms. Of course I am as well posting my blog articles and sometimes I comment on other people’s postings or even share them so they are visible on my own profile and my contacts can see them too. Many of these platforms provide you with information of how many people have viewed, commented or shared a posting. So far the numbers seemed random to me. Until I started having a closer look at them and to it and analysing what kind of postings gained the most attention. Do you think that it was one of my own articles or anything else that asked more time form the viewer? You didn’t and you are right since this is definitely not the case. Do you know what people – and I find myself among them – read the easiest and are most likely share? It is all these motivational quotes that make us smile think or laugh. They could be sorted into three categories.
With the right name behind a quote one can sell almost anything. No matter how meaningless the words may be if someone famous said so it will be shared. I tend to compare it with paintings. A lot of people only would recognize an artwork as good if it says “Picasso”.
“Wisdom In A Nutshell”
This category consists mainly of quotes about how to reach goals and not to give up but to stick with one’s goals and to keep going. This is just one example but they all say the same things in different words: “You are going to want to give up. Don’t!”
Fun is a bestseller. Some weeks ago I found the following picture in LinkedIn – sorry, I don’t know its origin or owner – but since I couldn’t stop laughing about it I shared it. It has since been liked and shared over and over.
And the Moral of the Story
The pessimists among us are now certainly complaining about people not wanting to read anymore and a world that is going to the dogs. I think that life simply is a fulltime job and sometimes we forget why we are doing what we do and just need a role model or a motivational shower to adjust our point of view or to cheer up. Have a fun-motivated week.