A new year has arrived, and with it, a new set of rules.
While many people still feel like they have to get a New Year’s resolution this year, a slew of new guidelines have been unveiled to help you get more done in 2017.
Here’s a look at some of the new rules:1.
Be careful of being too positive and too negative.
A new rule that was announced by the company today said that “negative or positive messages must be at least 50% of the total text of your post.”
That’s a big deal.
We’re going to be doing a lot of “What is this new rule about?” posts in 2017, so stay focused on the positive side of things.2.
When posting something new on a social media platform, you can’t use hashtags.
It seems like hashtags have been around for ages, but they’re only in the tech world for a couple of years.
Instead, post a hashtag that refers to something specific or to something important, like #NewYear.3.
You can’t make posts that mention the weather or your dog.
In fact, the hashtag you want to use for that is #Weather.4.
You’ll need to be more specific in your hashtags when it comes to making positive posts.
“For example, #MakeTheHalloweenHAPPY is not appropriate to use in this context,” the company says.5.
Don’t put “New Year’s Day” on your photos.
Instead use #NewDates or #NewBirthdays.6.
If you want your profile picture to look good, you’ll need a high-quality photo.
A high-resolution image with a high pixel density is the best way to go, as is a photo that looks like it’s been edited from multiple angles.7.
If your picture is a big-time social media user, you’re probably using a high resolution image.
A low-resolution, blurry image is better.8.
It’s OK to be funny and use the hashtag #BeTheGoodie.9.
If someone is sharing a link to your post on Facebook, you should follow the same rules.10.
If it’s your birthday, it’s OK.
You should also use #HappyBirthday, #Happy4thBirthday and #HappyHappyBirthdays, too.11.
Make sure you include your first and last name.12.
When you tweet about something, you shouldn’t use a hashtag like #TweetAbout.13.
You need to put a #link in the title of your tweet.
The #link means you want the user to click on the link to read the post, not to see it.14.
Don’ t use hashtag #pics.
Instead post the picture of a person, not the photo of a post.15.
When writing a post on a blog, you need to write it in the body of the post.
The body of a blog post needs to be at the top of the page, and the #link should go to the body.16.
Don`t use hashtagged hashtags like #selfie, #selfies, or #selfshot.17.
You shouldn’t have multiple hashtags in your headline.18.
When making a photo, you must use a white background.
If using a photo with a background color that is dark, you will be criticized.19.
When adding hashtags to your posts, make sure the hashtag doesn’t overlap with another hashtag.20.
When sharing a post, you don’t need to use a hashtagged hashtag like “#sad”.
Instead, use a specific hashtag, like “#SadAbout.”21.
You don’t have to use the same hashtag for multiple posts.
Instead of “#selfie,” you could use “#selfshot.”22.
If an image is too big for your page, you won’t be able to see the content.
Instead tweet to the user and let them know that they can zoom in and out.23.
You won’t have the ability to embed your content.
If something has been shared too large, try sharing it in a “embed” tag instead.24.
If a photo you are sharing has a lot going on, include a caption.
“You should be happy with the way you posted this,” the post says.
“If you are not happy with it in any way, please share it.”25.
You are not allowed to use hashtagging on your Instagram account.
You’re still allowed to add hashtags, but the company warns, “When adding hashtagged tags to Instagram, you are limited to using up to five tags per post, and there is no way to create multiple hashtagged posts.”26.
When a photo or video has been posted on Instagram, it will be taken down immediately.
The company says you should “take down the offending image within 24 hours.”27.
If the photo or post is about a brand or person, you aren’t allowed to include the word