Green Eggs & Facebook: 15 Social Media Tips from Dr. Seuss

The older I get the more I realize how smart my mother & Dr. Suess are.

Yes, Dr. Suess may have some crazy rhymes and guys drawn in his books. However, if you look at the core of his thoughts and words, the man was brilliant. I think he can teach us some nice lessons in regard to social media.

1. “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”
-Authenticity and transparency in social media is the green in the green eggs and ham.  I like realness Sam I am! Don’t be somebody different offline than you are on Twitter and Facebook.  There is one you.

2. “Be who you are and say what you feel because those that matter don’t mind and those that mind don’t matter!” ~ Dr. Suess
Quit worrying 24/7 about what everyone thinks of you. Build your plan, work your plan and get out there!  Yes you will need to manage your brand, reputation and image online. However, make it real!

3. “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” — Dr. Seuss
-Are you laid off, fired from corporate or plain just quit? Out of a job, quit cryin’. It’s a blessing. Get on with your life and build your life in your own way!

4. “You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” — Dr. Seuss
-You’re in love with the Twitter bird and you know it! If you’re dreamin’ of him, it’s a fact.

5. “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…” — Dr. Seuss
-If this isn’t the truth!  Take charge of your life. Go, people go! Think of the communities you can build, the business you can win and the people you can connect with if you only try! Quit following in your competitors footsteps. Make your own path and make it happen!

6. “Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.” -Dr Suess
-This one makes me think of how complicated we make social media.   The newbie questions of what’s a retweet, what’s a tweet vs a twit and the list goes on.  The best advice I give people is “just do it!”  The answers are simple if you only engage. — Dr. Seuss

7. “A person’s a person, no matter how small.” -Dr Suess
-Just because you have tens of thousands of followers on Twitter, it doesn’t make you any better than the guy who is new to Twitter and has 8.  You were there once too.  That person is a person and  in reality probably smarter than you!

8. “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”-Dr Suess
-Listen and learn. Read, engage, watch your mentors, learn from them.  You’ll soon learn and build your own track.

9. “We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.” -Dr Sues
-I love this one! Reminds me of all the awesome people I have met on Twitter. Late nights, early morning, I love my Tweet buddies. I have met people from around the world.  We all have a bit of quirky weirdness in our walk.  Let it quirk and you’ll find other quirkers!

10. “Being crazy isn’t enough.” -Dr Suess
-Being a crazy bird isn’t enough. Yes, have humor. However, you need to add value.  Inspire, educate and engage with your audience. Don’t just blast craziness!  Don’t approach social media like a crazy bird out of the crazy cage. Yes, you may be excited you learned how to tweet, but put some sense into those 140 characters!

11. “From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere!” -Dr Suess
-Social media is filled with humor. Just look around. Do a search on Twitter for the term “get more followers” and you’ll see just how many funny crazies there are who think they are making progress spamming.  Embrace the humor of social media folks.

12. “I meant what i said and i said what i meant. An elephant’s faithful one-hundred percent!”-Dr Suess
-Stick to your words and make your words stick!

13. “Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!” -Dr Suess
–Think bigger than the tweet, faster than a zoom and what you can do if you reached for the moon! Be different. Be bold. Stand out from the crowd.

14. “In my world, everyone’s a pony and they all eat rainbows and poop butterflies!” -Dr Suess
-This one reminds me of the people who think social media is free, that social media alone is going to save their business.  Get over it folks! Social media is far from free.  It doesn’t enable you to eat rainbows and it sure as heck does not poop butterflies. It poops bad ROI and negative brand equity if you don’t manage it and plan. Build your plan and work your plan!

15. “How did it get so late so soon?” -Dr Suess
-Happens to me every night on Twitter. I am just getting into it and I pass out on the laptop.  If only there were more hours in the day. My how time flies when you’re having fun!

And I will close with my all time favorite Dr. Suess quote:

“You’re off to Great Places!  Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So… get on your way!”

Go get-r-done peeps!

*Important Note:  The above quotes are either from Dr. Seuss or inspired by Dr Seuss.

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About the Author

Pam Moore

*Forbes Top 10 Social Media Women, Forbes top 50 Social Media Power Influencer - CEO / founder of Marketing Nutz, full service social brand, digital marketing agency. Social media marketing speaker, author, strategist, consultant, coach, & trainer. I help businesses of all size integrate social media into the DNA of their business, connect with target audiences to nurture authentic customer relationships. 15+ years experience working with Fortune 500, Franchised corporations with 4000+ local franchises to entrepreneurs and startups!

  • Elizabeth_liebel

    Pam I absolutely LOVE this!

  • http://www.lissabeecreations.net Melissa Prell

    What a wonderful post! Dr. Seuss was so insightful, wasn't he?

    • http://www.pammarketingnut.com PamMktgNut

      Yes, the man was simply brilliant!

  • http://www.sjcwebdesign.com Lawrence Snow

    Very creative Pam. I'm a new visitor and I'm soaking up all the knowledge you are sharing with us. Thank you!

    • http://www.pammarketingnut.com PamMktgNut

      Thank you Lawrence! Those are music to my ears!

  • http://twitter.com/SarahLCook Sarah Cook

    Oh how I love Dr. Seuss! This is such a great article Pam and YES – I am off to great places! Be blessed!

    • http://www.pammarketingnut.com PamMktgNut

      Yes you are Sarah! Go great turbo speed! Thanks for your comment.

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  • http://twitter.com/IanGertler Ian Gertler

    What a fantastic way to close out 2010 … and begin 2011! Pam … this serves as the perfect example of why I follow you on Twitter and look forward to all of your insightful creativity. Cheers!

    Best,
    @IanGertler

    • http://www.pammarketingnut.com PamMktgNut

      Thanks for the kind words Ian. It's people like you who inspire me to keep doing what I do. This post was truly one of those that I was not inspired before I started writing. I went to Dr. Seuss for inspiration and this is what came out the other end. :-)

      Have a great rest of your week, month and year!

      You should also join our Tuesday night 9pm et #GetRealChat! I bet you'd like it! :)

  • BbeS

    FYI you're “share on twitter” button needs to incorporate a url shortener. It came up with 64 extra characters when I tried to share.

    Nice post thought.

    • http://www.pammarketingnut.com PamMktgNut

      Wacky. Was it the Twitter blue button. Yes, it does look wacky sometimes but funny thing is is still works, even like that! ;)

  • Johnson Kristinshawn

    I had forgotten how much I love Dr. Suess. I'm going to have to find some of his books on my kids' bookshelves. Such wonderful words of wisdom! Thanks, Pam!!

    • http://www.pammarketingnut.com PamMktgNut

      Thanks Johnson! Glad you liked it!

  • http://twitter.com/monaspoeticwax Ramona Collins

    This is a great post. Dr. Suess is right on the money. Thanks for sharing the quotes and information. My favorite tidbit is the one that plainly states that we are all people, no matter how small.

    Happy 2011!

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  • http://www.prweb.com Stacey Acevero

    Love this post Pam. Your title made me click and the list did not disappoint. I love creativity in blog posts like this! :) 

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  • http://twitter.com/NoraRetired Nora Hall

    It’s great when someone can be so helpful with such humor.  Recommended reading for all who do Social Media. http://bit.ly/oJE2c4

  • http://topcoatreview.com/ BloggingPainter

    Great post Pam, love Dr. Suess, I wrote a post here about the places you will go! http://bloggingpainters.com/2011/08/30/social-media-oh-the-places-youll-go/

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  • SarahLatDell

    Thanks Pam! I am definitely going to tweet about this and spread it around, love Dr. Seuss but absolutely ADMIRE how you were able to connect it to Social Media and more!  Thanks so much!

  • http://www.qualitylogoproducts.com/blog Jill Tooley

    Dr. Seuss is one of the reasons I’m such a bookworm today. I love that his quotes and offbeat teachings still factor into our daily lives in the 21st century! Thanks for that reassurance. :)

  • DebbyBruck

    Did Nike get “Just do it!” from Dr Seuss? He taught the children excellent character traits in a fun-loving rhyming manner.

  • http://twitter.com/InTheNewsINC In The News, Inc

    @PamMktgNut:disqus best post of 2013 maybe all time killed it thanks for the read

  • http://twitter.com/InTheNewsINC In The News, Inc

    whoops re post still cool thanks

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  • http://twitter.com/GarSpecialties Garrett Specialties

    I love Dr. Seuss. This is what my children grow up and they constantly refer back to Dr. Seuss’ books. Yes the ideas are not the norm, but so much fun. Humor makes you more productive. I will never forget this one “I meant what i said and i said what i meant. An elephant’s faithful one-hundred percent!”- Love your article, very entertaining and creative.
    RudeeG

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