So youâ€™ve drained all your energy on social media and donâ€™t know what direction to go next? Donâ€™t fear my hard workinâ€™ friend! The next step is closer than that notebook youâ€™re drooling on. Come on! Wake up! Youâ€™re makinâ€™ us look bad.
I know youâ€™ve been trying to take it to the next level and figure out how to break into the blogging stratosphere alongside the Broganâ€™s and Scobleâ€™s of the world. Of course, the reality is that getting to that level is through a LOT of hard work. A never-ending job of reading, learning, tweeting, researching, writing, blogging, writing, and (hopefully) consulting. All to become really good at what you do. As any expert, and theyâ€™ll describe the same type of thing. Long hours, following their passion on a topic that they want to share as much as learn about.
So youâ€™ve been writing about social media, talking & tweeting with the rest of the flock about social media. Whatâ€™s the next step for you to make your mark?
Find something else to talk about.
Seriously, Iâ€™m not trying to be a smartass about this. You stumbled upon (heh, get it 😉 ) social media and something clicked, but you came from doing something else. Iâ€™m not saying there isnâ€™t space to explore social media as a career. What I am saying is that its nothing more than a set of tools to better communicate. You need to use these tools to better interact with folks either in your industry or the genre that fits your passions.
- Social Media allows you to listen to customers better and faster.
- Social Media allows you to start, and join in conversations with customers.
- Social Media can be a new teambuilding tool.
- Social Media are tools of change for those looking to affect change.
So if you still have dreams of being a blogging superstar, make sure that you find your niche and get started sharing your knowledge. Thatâ€™s one of the values of social media â€“ sharing what you know in a way that helps other folks, but also brings more folks to your doorstep.
Good luck my friend, and donâ€™t let the keyboard leave marks on your forehead!
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