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How To Make Phrases Popular With Social Media

Updated on November 23, 2012

This Is The Phrase

When a writer publishes an article online, the content has the ability to go viral. Within a few hours after the published button is pressed, there could be upwards of a few hundred views on a particular blog post. Or there could be five views.

Assume the post includes a new phrase that the writer wants to become popular amidst the on-line masses. The author can use social media to spread word widely about the phrase.

What The...

This morning I released to the electronic world (deep breath) my newest post What The... on my blog Poetic Parfait. The post includes the phrase "What the noodle." Comments from my followers zeroed in on the phrase although it is only part of one line in 400 word post.

Why did the phrase catch the readers' eyes? And how do I spread the word further about the phrase using social media?

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Be Original and Play The Social Media Game

The phrase is new. The phrase is original. Chances are readers don't expect to see the word "noodle" within my poetry blog. It stands out, it is inventive. These are key ingredients for a phrase to become popular. One cup of original and one tablespoon offbeat. Easy on the corniness, just a pinch or two of that attribute.

Using social media gets the phrase out to the masses. Or at least that is the hope. There is already an audience if you have followers to your blog. Facebook, Twitter, WordPress, and Google+ are your friends. While you shouldn't use your friends in real life, that is what these applications are at least in part set up to do for you. Spread word about your article or blog post.

Send the post that includes the key phrase out by Twitter with an intro such as "new phrase please re-tweet" and your followers will likely oblige. Offer to re-tweet some of their posts in return. Set up "sharing" buttons on your post so that readers can share it on Facebook and Google+ with a click of a button.

Belong to a group on LinkedIN? Offer your fellow group members the challenge to help you make the post go viral. Begin a new discussion post to engage members and make it funny to catch their attention.

Noodle This

The hope is your post will be re-tweeted and shared around the social networks. Your page views will increase exponentially.

Now, if tomorrow you ask someone a question and they respond with the line "What the noodle," show up prepared. Be ready to say, "Wow Christy really did know what she was talking about."

Maybe it will take some time for the phrase to catch on. Or maybe I will need to craft a new saying to appeal to the masses. Trial and error, my friend, trial and error.

Excuse me now, I need to go tweet about this noodle phrase.

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      Christy Birmingham 6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thanks Vinaya for stopping by to read. I am glad you are inspired now!

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      Vinaya Ghimire 6 years ago from Nepal

      This is something I have never done. What an idea. Thanks for sharing.

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      Christy Birmingham 6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I'm glad I was able to help you Katrina with my article. I am happy we have connected :)

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      katrinasui 6 years ago

      This is a great idea. I am writing articles since last 4 years but i never thought about it. Now its time to use this idea in my new posts:)

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      Christy Birmingham 6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Nigel, how nice to see you here! Hehe I am glad you excluded my blog from others you are sharing - however I must ask, just why are you sharing other blogs than Poetic Parfait?! Don't you know it's the best one! Just kidding. Actually Wrapcloth is a good one I am trying to wrap my head around :)

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      Christy Birmingham 6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Marc, Ah yes wacky phrases, now I think I can get the hang of that haha! Bring it on my friend, bring on the competition between friends

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      Nigel Lewis-Davidson 6 years ago

      I don't like to keep annoying my friends on Facebook as I keep getting asked "Why are you sending out so much crap. (Of course apart from of course that Poetic Parfait)" so I tend to stick to Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+.

      How about "What? the noodle" or "What the? noodle?" or "What! the noodle"

      ;-)

      Nigel

      http://wrapcloth.wordpress.com/

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      Marc Babineau 6 years ago from Cornwall, Ontario, The Seaway City

      A little competition can be good, and it can also inspire! Try it, you have a knack with language, you might enjoy doing a "Whacky Phrase of the Day" feature - mine's on fake blogging-related words and acronyms, yours on silly phrases... I think they would complement each other, not compete...

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      Christy Birmingham 6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      MB, thanks for stopping by to read :) Nope no competition here, can't we all just live in harmony?! By the way, your word of the day is a feature I always look forward to!

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      Marc Babineau 6 years ago from Cornwall, Ontario, The Seaway City

      And the poet branches out! Am I in competition now for my "Word of the Day" daily feature, with Christy's soon to be released "Whacky Phrase of the Day"?

      Great work getting your own voice, and polishing it a little here and there! (no G+ on HP?) Voted, upped, etc..

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      Christy Birmingham 6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Hi posh (can I call you posh),

      Thanks for heading over to read! Compliments from the pro here, how nice of you. I appreciate it. I look forward to learning from you and it's nice to make a new friend as well :) Now I'm going to go read your article!

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      Steve Mitchell 6 years ago from Cambridgeshire

      Hey Christy...I love this little gem. Am bookmarking this to remind me about creation of new phrases. Talking of new crazes, did you see my article on the new craze of Tebowing yet.https://hubpages.com/sports/Tebowing-a-new-craze-s...

      I am so glad we connected. I know I am going to learn so much from you if this hub is anything to go by. More like this please.

      vote up/awesome/useful/intersting

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