A lesson in spreading your content.
The blog post title and link will be played by The Box
The blog post content will be played by The Stuff Inside The Box
The blogger will be played by The Box Salesmen
Box salesman: Hello sir, would you mind selling these enclosed boxes for me?
Sir: I have no idea what’s in those boxes…get away from me weirdo.
Box salesman: Hello sir, would you mind taking a look in this box?
Sir: I don’t know who you are. What if there are bees in that box. Nothxbye
Box salesman: Hello sir, would you like to have a drink on me?
Sir: Sure why not.
…a drink and a chat later…
Sir: What’s in those boxes?
Box salesman: Here…Take a look!
Sir: Wow…infinite wisdom! I’m going to share these with everyone!
Box salesman: HOORAH!
For those not so theatrically inclined…
Scenario 1 = Worst. Don’t ask someone to share (retweet) your post.
Scenario 2 = Better. Share your post with them, without asking them to share it…but if they don’t know you, they don’t trust you yet, and they probably won’t even look.
Scenario 3 = Best. Show interest in the person. Get to know them a little bit. If you engage with the person, you won’t even have to ask them to look at your post.
Summary: If you don’t know someone, don’t ask them to share your post. If you do know someone, and they haven’t shared your post already, just ask them to read it and leave it up to them if they’d like to share it or not.
Tip: Choose people that would actually be interested in your post, and ask them for their opinion on the topic.