“It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him.” J. R. R. Tolkien
Have you encountered a generous person online? They’re the ones who make you feel special, though they follow thousands or tens of thousands of people. How do they do it?
Often it’s more useful to define concepts by their opposites. Being selfish or stingy is regarded as anti-social behavior both online and off. Yet, this creature manifests itself brazenly on social media all of the time. It’s your inner me-me-me dragon.
It’s possible you haven’t intended to hold back but realize you’re not getting very much engagement. Is it because you post and go?
If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a hundred times:
If you want to have friends, you have to be a friend.
“…if you get on Twitter and you present yourself as a business with a reputation for helping others, guess what, the law of reciprocity is going to come back and help you at some point.”
Darren Slaughter, “Ten Ways Contractors Should Be Using but Aren’t“
Tame the Stingy Dragon – Be a Generous Guru
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