What an interesting week; Monday morning I premanurely posted about reaching my one-year milestone in social and by the afternoon Billy was a social no show. I’m not a person who gets sick so I must have saved it up for this week. And the crazy thing is, it was my best week by far for new business. It would have been nice to enjoy it a little bit more, but I’m not complaining……….much……….:)
I say premanure (my play on words for manure and premature; I’m the witty one, right?) because officially my milestone date is March 4th. This will also mark the 80th post that has been published from the house of Billy. I have had some guest posts in that 80 so they weren’t all mine, but I’ve guest posted too so 80 is probably a good number.
Truthfully, I had no energy or appetite so social took a back seat; in fact, I will say it was put in the trunk……sorry social, I tried to keep the bindings loose and not hit too many pot holes while you were back there…….
Fortunately, I think both of us survived (social and me) and it allowed me to reflect not only on my journey but social in general.
Ok oh wise one, what did you learn?
- Social has about a 90-day honeymoon period, you age fast in here
- There is no right way or wrong way
- There are many depths of being ‘in’ social
- Social is just a reflection of real life….fickle but on steroids
- Common sense and common courtesy should still apply
- There is real talent to be found in here
- Real relationships can be made in here
- You can still be social in here even if this is your business
- Social is a commitment
- Social is diverse and ageless
Wow, that was incredible
I know, no new revelations but is there really anything new in social? Isn’t everything just our variation or ‘spin’ on it; how it affects us?
From the outside looking in, is social still considered to be dominated by the techie/geeky/introvert crowd or is it becoming more ‘mainstream’? Has the economy driven more ‘mainstream’ in as people look for jobs or alternative revenue sources?
Personally, I might fit the ‘dork’ category but no one would ever accuse me of being techie, geeky, or introverty…:).
I say that, because the majority of people I know in real life are not ‘in’ social like I am and just wonder if they will ever be curious enough or have a reason to do so. Is there still a huge untapped wave of ‘mainstream’ still to arrive?
In spite of, it was a good week indeed
As I mentioned, it was a very successful ‘business’ week. I also had many reach out with well wishes and the extension of a ‘hall pass’ so I wouldn’t feel guilty about not being around.
That makes social very real to me and it makes me feel good about my efforts and the great community I have.
Group hug anyone? I promise, I won’t get you sick…..no lip kissing……..