How do you measure your social relevancy? Everybody but the Cabellos Largos tribe deep in the Amazon knows about social, right? You think you are in, but are you really in? And what does being in really mean?
Maybe I was just not paying attention before, but Facebook seems to have made a resurgence and people are just flat wearing that platform out. I truly believe some people are posting by the minute.
Without making you hear this story for the zillioneth time and rolling your eyes when I look away, Facebook was where I started and it was mostly personal; Twitter is where I took the ball and ran with it. Before too long, both worlds collided for me and almost blended together.
If anything however, I have become more of a lurker lately and will occasionally chime in when I want to crash someone’s party. I know that won’t get me a lot of Klout points, but it is what it is I suppose.
What does it all mean?
If I don’t see it being talked about in the blogs there is a good chance I won’t see it at all. If I see anything in Facebook or Twitter it is probably by chance unless someone is linking me specifically. I have my lists and know how to see primarily the people I really connect to, but even then it can be hit or miss.
Does that make me bad social? It feels like I am all in, people think I am a tweeting fool; but I don’t even scratch the surface compared to the activity I see out of some people.
The other thing I know, if you are not playing the game you become yesterday’s news quicker than yesterday’s news. At times I get anxious when I see all these people I know; it’s like being home sick but seeing all your friends outside playing. Most of it still seems like hamster wheel behavior to me though and I just need to stay the course I have picked out for myself.
If I only randomly see the people in my lists, what about brands trying to reach me? If the brands are using social for their platform, they aren’t reaching me either.
And I think I’m in social more than most, so what does that say?
Where are you on the measuring scale?
Do you think you need to be doing more? Are you looking for ways to be more efficient without becoming creepy? Or, are you looking for an exit strategy, but are too addicted?
My social expirement
I have not done a vlog in awhile and I became intrigued with some of the posts Jayme Soulati was doing at her place and I thought ‘what the heck.’ Also, Carolyn at @WonderofTech is wanting me to do a tech post about my iPhone of all things so I thought this might be the perfect segue.
So here it is Jayme, raw and undedited; the amazing thing is how simple it was.
I did laugh at myself however, because once I got into my office and started trying to be funny, you could almost hear the banjos playing. My true colors and the Florida twang was very prevalent at the end of the clip.
Now that I know how easy it is, look out Hollywood.