Welcome to Tuesday. Most of you already know about Positive Post Tuesday, and most of you have already been involved in it to some level. Well, I’ve been thinking more and more about taking it to the next level and I wanted to start with some different things. Originally we were using the Mr. Linky thing and that seemed to go okay for a while, but they have changed up their format and I think we can really start stepping it up. First up, I’ve created a Twitter account specifically for Positive Post Tuesday. Here’s how that will work. Instead of writing on your blog and posting the link to the Mr. Linky on my blog, you will now just Tweet your link as a reply to @positivepost. Also make sure to finish out your Tweet with #ppt. What I will do is then re-Tweet your link from the Positive Post Twitter Account. Make sense? This is the first of several changes that I’ll be making to Positive Post Tuesday, so make sure to spread the word and lets make this bigger than ever.
Now, if you’re here and haven’t heard of Positive Post Tuesday allow me to explain. It’s pretty simple. Write something nice (or positive) on your blog, Facebook, Myspace, Live Journal, or whatever other online documenting system you may have and share the positivity. Sounds easy right?
So that’s the start of this little campaign I’m calling ‘Be Nice’. I’m glad you all are a part of it. Spread the word, tell your friends, and let’s start being nice.
In an ongoing attempt to make this whole interweb a more ‘positive’ place, today I decided to create a little something called ‘Be Nice’. Yep. That’s it. Most of you have noticed that on the end of my Tweets and at the end of my posts I have started adding a plus sign (+) to them. Some of you have caught on and are joining in the fun and some of you aren’t. Here’s the deal. I’d like for this to become something that becomes the ‘norm’ in my little corner of blogland. In the same vein as ‘Positive Post Tuesday’ I’d like for this to become something that’s bigger than me or this blog.
Because it’s such a simple exercise, I’m going to keep bugging you guys about it until it becomes more and more of a ‘thing’. I’ve had a lot of people asking me what the deal with the plus sign is and in case you missed it before, here’s how it works:
If you write something positive, put a plus sign (+) at the end of it. If you write something negative have the guts to put a minus sign (-). Now I’ve seen a handful of people participating in the ‘positive’ side of things but I’ve still seen plenty of negative Tweets and posts, and we all all too scared to admit that we are being negative. Funny how that works huh? Simple enough rules right?
Now, sure there’s going to be things that you say that aren’t positive or negative in nature, but that’s what makes this exercise so cool. It’s at least making you think. I’m typically a pretty negative person and with Twitter and blogging it’s become increasingly easy to send out that negativity to the world, but I think it’s time to switch things up.
So here’s what we are going to do. If you’re reading this and have a blog, write a post about ‘Be Nice’. Steal the image above and write in your own words what the idea behind this is. Post it on your Facebook, Twitter it. You can even put it on your Myspace if anyone still uses that.
Now, this isn’t some way for me to get more traffic or get people talking about me. In fact, if you don’t want to mention my name or link here, then don’t, but I’d really like to see the idea of putting a + or – at the end of everything spread like crazy. Let’s make the internet a whole lot more +, shall we? Remember, it’s not that hard to ‘be nice’.