Coffey Break Chat: The 5 Simple Rules to Showing Love
This week's Coffey Break Chat touches on a topic that has come up a million and one times over the last 4-5 years, online engagement. The original title for the post was 5 simple ways to show love without coming off like a fan... groupie, etc.
And this is something that I attribute especially to the digital space. There are conversations I have in person or via text that I express differently online, and what I've come to realize is that every time I do that, I'm essentially watering down the beauty of a sincere moment by overthinking my response.
One day, I rolled my eyes after spending more time than I'd like to admit overthinking the right response, and I was just over it. I said to myself that from there on out, I'd choose to respond, comment, post and show love as authentically as possible. It's a good thing haha
I pulled the following quote from Show Your Work and serves as the inspiration behind this post:
“If you want fans, you have to be a fan first. If you want to be accepted by a community, you have to first be a good citizen of that community. If you’re only pointing to your own stuff online, you’re doing it wrong. You have to be a connector. The writer Blake Butler calls this being an open node. If you want to get, you have to give. If you want to be noticed, you have to notice. Shut up and listen once in a while. Be thoughtful. Be considerate. Don’t turn into human spam. Be an open node.”
Encouragement is all about empowering whoever those kind words are intended for. Enough with the cool antics. I'm too old for that. Life can be tough, and the world could use a lot more a lot more cheerleaders.
Nonetheless, there's a sweet spot for just about everything.
Check out my video blog below on 5 Simple Rules to Showing Love:
- Be sincere
- Have or get your chit together
- Be intentional about keeping an eye out for opportunities that benefit more than just you
- Establish boundaries
- Stop worrying about what other people might think
Have a great weekend guys!
Peace, Love & Sunshine ~Chelsea