Hot Tips to Maximize Your Likeability on Facebook!

Via on Jun 8, 2012
via The Oatmeal

Everybody likes to be “liked.”

Oh yayay! That guy that’s friends with my neighbor that I met that one time just liked my status.

Validation at last!

Shoot. No one else is liking it.

I’d better post again.

“Puhlleeeze like my link!”

“Please share. This boy has cancer and Bill Gates will pay for his surgery if it gets one million shares*”

Shoot. Nothing.

I’ll make a page about me.

“Please like my page and follow me on Twitter! I’m likeable! People like me. Now share and tell your friends they should like me too!”

If you are interested in creating a greater social media presence and getting more “likes,” The Oatmeal has some advice for you:

“Be more likeable.”

You know, that stuff you do in real life. Be kind. Have conversations. Have opinions. Share things that inspired you, made you laugh, made you cry. Write from your heart. Be real.

Less strategy. More Awesomeness.**

And this really hit me in the awesomeness department today:

Via etsy

So forget about Facebook and how many likes you have for a few minutes. Just be awesome.

*FYI: I’m pretty sure any of those posts you see requiring a certain number of shares in order to get some poor terminally ill kid surgery are hoaxes. Or by sadistic assholes. Either way. Stop asking me to share them.

**And by awesomeness I mean being yourself. Because you—you’re awesome. I like you (and not just in a douchey like you on Facebook kind of way).

About Kate Bartolotta

Kate Bartolotta is the strongest girl in the world. She is the love child of a pirate and a roller derby queen. She hails from the second star to the right. Her love of words is boundless, but she knows that many of life’s best moments are completely untranslatable. When she is not writing, you may find her practicing yoga, devouring a book, playing with her children, planting dandelions, or dancing barefoot with her heart on her sleeve. She is madly in love with life and does not know how this story ends; she’s making it up as she goes. Kate is the owner and editor-in-chief of Be You Media Group. She also writes for The Huffington Post, elephant journal, The Good Men Project, The Green Divas, Yoganonymous, The Body Project, Project Eve, Thought Catalog and Soulseeds. She facilitates writing workshops and retreats throughout North America. Heart Medicine, Kate's book on writing, is now available on You can follow Kate on Facebook and Twitter


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4 Responses to “Hot Tips to Maximize Your Likeability on Facebook!”

  1. you are awesome! and I like you too! ;)

  2. Enjoyed this, Kate. Posted to Wellness, Culture, and Pinterest .


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