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Old Fashioned Marketing

Going to a meeting this morning at 7:30 AM (in a minute…), then working like crazy for several hours, then sitting in on a webinar, then teaching Twitter and HootSuite later this evening. When will I ever find time for Social Media?

Just like this – 2 minutes from leaving to meet my networking group. I can type a few lines, tell you what’s up, click Save & Close. Then HootSuite this to my Fb, Tw, other blog, etc. And, down the road I go!

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Mixed Reviews

After teaching two of the three sessions on Social Media at CVWBC, I’ve learned an awful lot about what people want to know and what they think and feel about Facebook and Blogging. This has been quite an education for a teacher. Facebook will likely always be something of a puzzle to business users, as we struggle to make it pay back some kind of return on our (time) investment. You can’t beat the price.

Blogging on the other hand, is even more nebulous. How can anyone clearly say what you should blog, or why you should blog, or how to create your brand through blogging? The answer, it seems, is that there are so many reasons to blog, and so many ways you can derive value through this activity, that it would be nearly impossible to cover all of the possibilities. The bottom line is drawn at the foundation of your own creativity. Write something if you have something to say. If it is of value to your readers, they’ll come back for more. 

It seems simple, now that I’ve said that.

BR

Even More Original Material

One of my newest business associates, Denise Welch, told me that HootSuite posts to Facebook are treated differently that posts made directly to Facebook. Now that I have gone back to look at the different posts made by each method, I definitely see her point.

Posts that I make directly to Facebook have three links at the bottom left corner, Like – Comment – Share – and they all work as they should. Those posts that I’ve created using HootSuite have, Like – Comment – but the share button is just above the others and it says; Share with HootSuite.

So, now I have to look at posts that come from other people. Do they all have the same full set of links for Like – Comment – Share? Nope, it seems some do, some do not. It appears to me that posts from personal Facebook accounts always have the Share link and those from business pages do not. 

File this under; “Things learned while on the way to teaching.” 

If the only constant is change, I’ll always have work to do.

Complete Re-write of Mousehelp.com

Coming soon to web browsers everywhere… A completely new version of mousehelp.com! Priorities being what they are, this will be in the top five. Lucky for me, the month is long.

Before the month is out, there will be brand new content, features, and a whole new appearance of Moxy the Mouse on mousehelp.com. Squeaky clean, it will truly be a sparkling example of what is new and exciting in the world of web technology and social media.

Thanks for listening. I’ll see you again, soon.

BR

Original Material

There is so much free information available to support your presentation of Social Media, that it may actually discourage your own creativity. After all, if you don’t have to “reinvent the wheel”, why would you. Somebody may have already created the content you need to present your case, make your point, drive your message.

The one argument I have against borrowing somebody’s material for your own needs, is the same as the disdain I have for forwarded email messages. Some of my contacts feel it necessary or normal to simply forward some clever email they’ve received. More often that not, I find myself wishing they had taken the time to add some original comment to the message. More than that, I find myself wondering why they don’t send more messages with their own thoughts and opinions on things, which I would highly value.

As likely as it is that I might share some (someone else’s) well crafted message for the benefit of those who may be reading my posts on Facebook, Twitter, or one of my blogs, I am always most proud of the posts I create myself. It may seem a bit pompous, however, my thinking and my ability to wrap words around my ideas is what drives my web content. All of the material that is freely available adds to my ability to provide a service. Amazing as it seems sometimes, this learning process is the very reason I feel compelled to post original material. I’ll always give credit where it is due, but the product remains the same. I learn, I share. It is as simple as that. You can do it, too.