A new year has dawned and the word “resolution” fills the air. People talk about exercising more, eating healthier, and securing dream jobs. I, like Jeannie, think how social media will play in my life.
1. Put the Social Back Into Social Media
I want to put the social back into social media. These past few months, I have been caught up in just posting content. I shared articles that I never read and retweeted posts from industry leaders that I only glanced at. This is not why social media was designed. I posted merely to post.
Happy New Year! I hope you are as enthused to start the year as me.
This has been a long time coming, but I think now is a good time to share my vision of how we are going to take Social Media Club from informal groups of individuals working together for the common good to the streamlined professional organization we are already starting to evolve into. As I lead SMC into 2014 I will do everything I can to keep intact the same values and mission we were founded upon.
I don't know about you, but I tend to feel a bit pensive and sentimental at the end of each year.
The plethora of posts about "The Best of This..." and "The Biggest Fails of That..." really make me want to take a look back to make sure I didn't miss a thing. I suffer from FOMO (fear of missing out) all year, actually. With that being said, I decided to take a look at how far B2B social media marketing has come since the beginning of 2013.
Do you grow anytime you have the opportunity, your digital footprint? Do you check (we say “google”) your name, references to follow your daily traces on the web? Are you aware of what’s going on with you, what others tell about you?
I don’t mean to be obsessed with the “me” inside you, but nothing else than “growing you” in the digital landscape. There’s some rules that worth to be known, to survive if you only want to emerge from the bulk…
#1: be yourself online as “in real life”. There’s no double profile but one. The same as “IRL”. It’s nothing but other ways to express yourself in different medias, but nothing in content is different.
You might think it is weird when pregnant women, would-be fathers, new parents are posting crazy posts and pictures and your timeline is flooded with baby pictures and poop descriptions.
I also found it weird many a times until I was thrown straight into that situation. I also had the urge to vent out my feelings online but my friends who are bachelors or who are just married will be least interested in it. Why should I bore them?
Everybody will agree that pregnancy and child birth both are taxing times and it’s natural to have the urge to be connected. As I always say, everything should be done in a limit and aesthetically, to keep the audience engaged.