So as I get older I have to admit I’ve looked down on the whole social networking thing. I mean really, I’m 40, married with kids, why do I need to be on Myspace. It’s not like I’m looking for a date! I’ve just never seen the need to be on Myspace. (Myspace = social networking)
Lately however, I’ve been pushing myself to not only learn more about social networking and how it can be applied to marketing, but to participate. Ya, I took the plunge and have signed up for all kinds of social networking. LinkedIn, Google Groups, Launchpad, Twitter and yes Facebook. It had been my understanding that Facebook was just the same thing as Myspace and I really didn’t want anything to do with that. BUT, then I signed up and wow. I’ll have to say that I was really impressed. There are a lot of people on there that I haven’t talked to in years. It’s been a great way to reconnect with them.
I still have quite a few different places to check in, ready, contribute, etc., but I’m just taking it a day at a time. Learning what I can as I go along. My biggest concern is information overload. There are so many things out there I’m not sure how I can give them all enough attention. But I know I’m not alone.
The exciting thing for me is to see to possibilities of this relatively new area. there are plenty of business applications that I can share with clients. Opportunities to learn more from others and share what I know. Oh…and this thing. This blog. Being able to grab enough time to sit down and actually write something has been near impossible. As we get near the new year and I start thinking about all the things I’d like to do, this ranks right up there. I’ve got a good example in my friend and business partner Ryan, who writes every day. And not just crap. It’s all very good, insightful information. I may not be quite that prolific, but I can try a little bit at a time. (He’s been giving me some pointers)
That’s all for now….tweet ya later!