Do you leave love notes for people on their Facebook Walls?
No, I don’t mean littering people’s Walls with annoying apps like Fortune Cookie or Farmville. I’m talking about personal notes expressing your love, appreciation, or high regard for either that person or something that business or person offers?
For instance, just the other day I was listening to a CD I hadn’t heard in awhile, At Home, featuring my friend Shaynee Rainbolt, a very talented singer. As I was listening, I was struck by how great this CD really is. So, I went to Shaynee’s Wall on Facebook and left her a public love note that stated her how much I enjoyed listening to her CD and that killer arrangement of “I Only Have Eyes For You.”
I did the same thing last week after picking up some incredibly delicious sandwiches from Stone Soup, a local restaurant. After scarfing down and totally enjoying one of their grilled salmon wraps, I went to their Facebook Wall and left a note of appreciation that said: “Stone Soup hits it out of the park again! Just chowed down on your great salmon wrap (dig that wasabi aioli!).
What if you took a few minutes out of your day to post notes of appreciation on other people’s Facebook Walls? Or on Twitter? (see below).
What’s super-cool about leaving love notes like this is that you’re not only telling that artist or business owner how much you appreciate what they do, you’re sharing your positive review with the world! When other people go to that Wall, they will see your complimentary comment or endorsement, which serves as a third-party testimonial for that artist, person or business. And that’s quite a lovely little present to leave someone, don’t you think?
You can do the same on Twitter. Create a tweet about how much you appreciate someone’s product, service, attitude or whatever! Be sure to include their Twitter handle proceeded by the “at” sign (like you do when you reply to someone, for example: @LadyGaga). This wayk when others see your tweet, they can click on that Twitter handle and be directed to that person’s Twitter page. Again, you’re giving that person some extra positive attention, driving people to their Twitter profile and perhaps helping them build their Twitter following. Sweet!
Acknowledging and appreciating what others have to offer is a great use of social media. It gives you the power to give someone else a boost, to tell them how they are impacting your life, and shine a well-deserved spotlight on someone who is doing exceptional, valuable work.
Go try it! Every day if you can. It feels great, by the way. It’ll plop you into the flow of Love and Appreciation, and that can’t help but raise your energy and your own level of excellence.
And if you believe that what goes around comes around, then who knows! Some day, when you least expect it, when you’re feeling good about what you do and how you do it, someone may leave a love note on YOUR Facebook Wall!