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The “Golden Ratio” of Social Media

by  | May 18, 2017
Have you heard? There’s a new social media trend in town.

The increasingly popular 5:3:2 rule was first introduced by TA McCann from gist.com and is now making waves in the world of content sharing, garnering praise from companies like Heinz Marketing and Fast Co. The purpose of this rule is to achieve the right balance of interesting, relevant content for your audience and avoid the most detrimental pitfall of social media today: monotony.

So what exactly is the Golden Ratio and how can you use it? It’s pretty simple – apply the 5:3:2 ratio when planning out your content – let’s say for every 10 posts. Here’s the breakdown:

5 posts (50%) – Curated Content: Articles, news, infographics, and any other content share from other sources that is relevant to your audience
3 posts (30%) – Original Content: Created by you for your audience; original blog articles, photographs, videos, designs, etc.
2 posts (20%) – Personal status updates: Fun, personal tidbits and hap…