I have been dragged into the social media world slowly and sometimes grudgingly. TheBlogaroo Blog Consulting is tough and I work hard for my agency and for my clients.
I didn’t get why I would want to take more time out of my busy day to post, comment, blog, hyperlink, tweet, and all those other fancy things social media geeks do.
Like many people I started a personal Facebook page, opened a Twitter account and put my name on Linked In. That seemed good enough to me. I couldn’t figure out why this wasn’t helping my business. Duh!
Over the past couple months I have forced myself to become more active on Twitter by providing value added tweets, starting a Facebook business page, interacting with others more consistently through various social media outlets, and I started a blog. Big shout out goes to Karen Hanrahan of Blogaroo Blog Consulting for guiding me.
It’s only been a couple of months since I fully hopped on board and while I have much to learn, I can’t tell you how exciting and engaging this experience has been.
I have thought, learned, interacted, laughed, and been moved everyday. Social media is just another tool to build relationships, but without the boundaries of time or geography.
My business is 100% about building relationships. What an opportunity. I can’t wait to see what the next many years will bring.
How has social media impacted your business? What has worked? What have you struggled with?