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I love this Pam and I have been calling it my social media madness! So much agree with you that first you have to acknowledge the fact that you might be over your head with social media. Having a social media plan and schedule is key. I also am glad that you advise to take time away from the office, especially if you work at home as i do, it is always rejuvenating for me to get out and away. It helps my creativity, focus and motivation.
The fact you point out here Samuel is social media is about having a plan and one plan does not fit all. Each business must determine their own specific goals and then the proper social media can be applied. Whether it is a proper blog, joinging platforms like Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn, or even knowing if mobile marketing is best for your business --- quality time on your goals and plans are important.
Thank you for sharing your insight on this topic.
These are great tips Brad and I use many of the tools you share here. I am happy to hear you say that tweeting to an empty room or interrupting people is not the goal with Twitter. It takes some thought and planning on how you will engage on this platform and any other social sites as well.
But being a 'giver first' is the mindset you must have to achieve success. It really does start with helping and be giving of others. So I appreciate you sharing and reminding us of that.
Wonderful reminders Lisa. LinkedIn is a powerful social site that when used properly will be the most effective social platform for your business. I continue to build and grow my business with LinkedIn being the major factor.
Seth I feel your frustration. When I experience spam within any group I'm a member of and the group manager hasn't done anything about it, that is when I question the group. So there are a couple of times I left the group. There are thousands more LinkedIn groups to enjoy. I just wish these spammers would realize that people are fed up with their tactics.
I'm so glad to hear you say Jim that Facebook is not a one-size fits all. I've met and talked with so many business owners that believe they must be on Facebook. But when I ask them why, they give me a puzzled look. Having a strategy for any social site is key.
All the 'components' that you share gives good ideas and suggestions that small business owners can consider when deciding if Facebook will meet their business goals. Although, it never hurts to have the Fan Page set up with a good About section with links to your site and favorite pages.