Social Media Continues

Hi,

Thanks to Eric Haber and Carol Cunliffe.

Eric gave me some information about Tweetdeck, Seesmic and Nambu. Carol gave me information about Ping.fm.

I’m testing Ping.fm now – it let’s you send a Twitter style post to just over 40 different social media sites. I’m using it to update LinkedIn, FriendFeed, Facebook and Twitter.

When I have a chance to put Tweetdeck onto my machine, I’ll test that too. There hasn’t been time to look up Seesmic and Nambu yet.

Since I’m finding these tools – and I’m obviously invovled with Social Media – I think it’s time to work out a plan for why I’m doing it.

Yea, I know – you’re supposed to make the plan first. What can I say? I like deep water.  😉

Here’s the thing: When is it okay to talk about yourself?

I feel like I’m at a conference – social media gives you connections to so many people – and I’m making the mistake of never talking about myself. (not what you thought I was going to write, is it?)

Yes, it IS a mistake to go to a conference and NEVER talk about yourself. It’s equal to being the person who only talks about himself/herself. After all, you can build any relationships if no one knows who you are.

I’m answering questions on LinkedIn, and making posts through Twitter, but I’m not really engaging anyone. Truthfully, it’s a little bit deliberate…I don’t want to get into this and make a jumbo-size boo-boo.

And that’s really what this post is about – sorry to take so long getting to the point. 😉

Social Media continues…I realised today you don’t have to jump in with both feet and you can still play in the deep water. Actually, it’s just like studying your competition to see what works and what doesn’t.

I’m watching what other people are doing. For myself, I’m just doing what’s comfortable. As I learn more and gain experience, I’ll reach further out and do more – talk about myself more.

I figure there must be at least a few people who feel the same way, so I decided to write about it.

What do you think? Are you finding social media fun and just a little overwhelming at the same time? It’s like being at one of those really big buffets – you know there’s lots of stuff you like, but you’re not sure where to start.

Conrad

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