Trying to please everyone can be your biggest mistake.
There are countless websites, blogs and brands doing the rounds on the internet but only a select few that ever really make a big splash and fulfil their potential.
Why is this?
Simply put, it’s because a lot of brands are really boring and the same as everyone else’s.If you try to reach everyone, you will reach no one - Ray Higdon Click To Tweet
They are trying to please everyone.
How many times have you seen articles on How to Lose Weight or How to Make Money Online that don’t have anything exciting or new to say?
The question these marketers should ask themselves is why anyone would be interested in subscribing to that kind of content!
The posts that do well on social media meanwhile, are the ones that are highly unique, that are very niche, or that are even quite controversial.
Those posts that try to please everyone will end up not making much of an impact for anyone. While those that have something clear to say to a specific type of person will do well.
And there’s a very good reason for that.
The Psychology of Sharing
A post will do well on social media when it gets shared.
If you can create an article or a blog post that gets shared by all your followers and all their followers, you will have a chance of going viral. Essentially this means breaking one-million readers and potentially exploding as a result.
So why do we share?
It’s useful to remember what social media actually is on a basic level.
Social media is a communication tool and that means people use it either to express themselves, or to communicate something with someone else.
This is true of sharing too. People tend to share content for one of two reasons:
A) It says something about them. They like it so that other people will see it on their wall and know what’s on their mind.
B) It says something about a friend. They share it with a friend to show they’re thinking of them, or perhaps as a joke.
If you write a post on How Working From Home Turns Your Brain to Mush, then this will instantly appeal to people who work from home. People who want to learn more about what impact that might be having on them.
If they agree with your post, if they find it interesting, or if they find it funny, then they may go on to share it on their wall.
In doing so, they are reminding their friends that they work from home and maybe trying to help them understand a bit more about who they are.
Meanwhile, your post might also get shared by people who have friends that work from home. These people will share your content because they’ll want to demonstrate they understand their friends problems, as a way of poking fun, or just as a way to show that they’re thinking of them.
But this only works because your content appeals to a specific type of person. Don’t be afraid to narrow down and to potentially exclude others as a result.
That’s how you become a brand with something useful to say.
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