Mercy Claps

Are you an engagement whore?

Not that I’ve been there, done that. But, you know, (clearing throat) I read an article once.

At the end, you give yourself a head slap.

So what do you do about claps?

Come the bloody on. If that isn’t a case for mercy claps, what is?

Today he snags your attention with a clickbaity title on an article that snags your attention.

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You’re ready to unfollow him, despite the advice from the big earners who say don’t do that.

Oh, seriously? You with the six followers and no articles because you’re too chicken to publish? You of all people are not going to give this guy a few claps?

We’re not required to like the stories we clap for.

Not that I have that problem myself. Luckily, the claps I receive are the real deal, from members who recognize real talent.

But if you’re going to engage with a writer, make sure it’s for the right reasons.

Don’t cheapen yourself, clapping for the first piece that comes along.

Writer, editor, researcher, aging expert, life coach, sand tray coach. Read one of my 55 titles on Amazon: https://www.HelenCassidyPageBooks.com

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