I have a few friends that will share videos, writing and music recommendations and I’ll consume all of it. These friends have good taste and are thoughtful in what they share. So I have high trust in their recommendations.
I sparingly share content with friends but when I do, I try to be just as thoughtful. Sending recommendations is like adding your stamp of approval to that content. Everything I share either builds that trust or hurts it. I like to think of myself as a curator of ideas, and so I take this reputation seriously. Here are a few tips I have for sharing with friends:
- Make them want to click the article or video. For example, I’ll quote a passage that resonated from the article as a preview.
- If I’m sharing resources or giving song recommendations. I’ll share at most the best three resources or songs.