My absolute love of Social Media does absolutely nothing to help my attention span, which at times reminds me of Reid, my 15 month old son.
Trying to keep on top of the latest and greatest in Social Media requires one to be on their toes and be willing to dapple in what fancies you. How do you know what to pay attention to if you don’t give it a try? The older I get, the less I can concentrate for longer than 5 minutes it seems. I haven’t investigated Adult ADHD, but I wouldn’t be overly surprised if I have at least some form of it. So, if I’m introduced to a new Social Media platform and see a value in it, I’m on it. The platforms that stick, at least with me, are the ones that are most user friendly. Facebook (although that is more personal than business, Twitter and Pinterest all come to mind. I do like the visual and text blend of all three.
I have started no less than 3 blogs now in 3 different locations. The first was on ericdlussier.com, the 2nd was here on WordPress and now I have just started a Tumblr page. Tumblr is (to quote Wiki), a service that allows users to post multimedia and other content to a short-form blog. I think I can already see what appeals to me as the visual aspect is what is featured first and foremost (hence, my love of Pinterest).
One of these days I think I need to sit down and concentrate on one spot and one location, at least for my blog. Is there such thing as too much of a good thing when it comes to Social Media? I think so. But for the time being it is all about being found, if someone is looking. So, if you are looking, you have found me.
Take your pick. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, YouTube, Pinterest, WordPress, Tumblr or on my own website
The old adage is really true. So much to do, so little time. The longer I work in Pennsylvania, the more I realize a) how darn big this state is and b) how much I really have to do.
I speak with many product reps that have a territory that is a fraction of what I cover, or I speak to a firm that has dozens of people doing what I do over the same area. Sometimes the more I think of it, the heavier the burden seems. It tends to work best when I just go about my business and not overthink things. If it were only that easy.
Surround yourself with a good support team, use technology to your advantage and do your best. If that was only that easy as well.
I've discovered a few pieces of technology that have helped me in the social media struggle and that is TweetDeck from Seesmic and now Gist. If you haven't checked out either and you are an active Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn junkie like myself, give them a whirl.
That being said, I am still in love with my Droid, too. I miss my BlackBerry Pearl sometimes, but the Droid really is where it's at.
I must find more topics to write about and time to do so.
The miscellaneous ramblings of Eric D. Lussier, CSI, CDT