Or, did you even know me?
There are many levels of involvement in the social media world; the path I am presently on has allowed me to post a few tweets, engage with others through their blogs, and retweet their posts. As you can see (well maybe not see because that’s a whole different level to get blogs recognized) I even created a site to blog.
This has allowed a certain level of engagement and time permitting, I can stay in touch with a core group of people I find interesting.
Beyond this group and the occasional new person that might comment on my reply, that is the extent of my visibility. If I were to shut it down today, would anyone wonder where I went; know that I was even here? Does it even matter or are you the person who wants to feel like you had some impact even if it was on a very small scale?
It takes a certain commitment even to get to my limited level. Maybe it’s self impossed but I feel a need to be seen in some way most every day. I think this brings a level of relevancy or belonging, at least in my own mind.
Similar to a gym or church where you have a regular group and you notice when someone doesn’t show up; maybe not right away but eventually thinking ‘hey, where did they go’? Is it the same in the social media world; especially those with large followings, do you know when someone is gone?
Finally, does the 80/20 rule apply in the social world as well; is it 20% of your followers who actively and continuously engage with you? If so, are you ok with that, is it a good number or would you expect it to be higher?
Everything is so fast paced and instant in this arena two days can seem like a lifetime. Is the clock always ticking and did anyone even notice you turned out the light?
PS – I’m not going anywhere, just asking……………