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
This post comes much delayed. I have told myself for weeks, heck, even months, that I need to update this. Who knows if it is read by anyone other then myself, but, the question is, does that even really matter?
Your Googleability is no longer an option. Hence, the reason I created this website and blog, thanks to weebly. Google drives decisions and ultimately sales in this day and age, no ifs ands or buts about.
So really all this comes on the heels of one of our manufacturers, who for some reason, does not appear in the first handful of pages of Google results for their prime product. Nowadays, everything helps and just yesterday, Google and Bing both admitted that Twitter and Facebook hits play into their search results. It's easy to say that 95% of the public have access to an internet connection and as a result, our shopping and buying habits have changed immensely. At one point, if you saw a product and liked it, you bought it. Now, if you see a product and like a product, you Google the product. You then research to your hearts content what people have to say about your product. OR, if you don't know what you want to buy, you Google say, "LCD flat-screen TV" and let the results lead the way.
Some people get it, some people don't. It's really a shame, because in 2010, you have no excuse not to be one of the latter. What will 2011 bring?
At one time, and really not that long ago, Social Media was seen as a pleasure piece only. No longer, to say the least. The line has been completely blurred and now business and social media go hand in hand like my favorite: peanut butter and jelly.
Just today alone you have two great examples. A terrific blog post on mashable about 40+ Essential Social Business Resources here: http://mashable.com/2010/07/07/essential-business-resources/
Also, an HR post about employers who ban employees from using social media and how they will lose their best candidates as these employees as they head for companies to work for more technologically progressive employers.
It is just staggering to see how Facebook's model has changed just in the last few months. In early 2010, seeing a business on Facebook was rare and now it has gotten to a point where if you are NOT on Facebook you are in the minority. Now with Welcome Tabs, Facebook is becoming more customizable for businesses as they dump their www address and focus more on the now in Facebook.
Where is your Facebook page? What is your strategy? Check me out at www.facebook.com/ericdlussier and our page at www.facebook.com/advantagesportusa
So it was only a few days ago where I started this blog and questioned aloud why I need a website. Deep down, I knew it was a good idea. But, I still questioned it.
Then, I came across a copy of Fast Company magazine. I had never heard of Fast Company, but already really dig the magazine and just want to suggest you check them out, too. www.fastcompany.com
Anyhow, I came across a quick blurb in the issue about registering your name online. Somebody beat me to ericlussier.com, but thats OK. I've always liked the "D." and DJ'd under Eric D. for quite a while. So, last week I registered www.ericdlussier.com and setup this page on weebly. I even started up this blog.
Anyhow, check out what Fast Company has to say about Claiming Your Name on the Web, here: http://www.fastcompany.com/article/work-smart-claiming-your-name-on-the-web
I'll try not to ever question myself again.
That's a mighty good question. What exactly do I need my own website for? I haven't even finished visiting all of the other ones on the wonderful World Wide Web, that's for sure. As a matter of fact, I find myself frequenting the same sites over and over and over. ESPN? Check. CNN? Check. SI? Check. Facebook? Check.
It actually gets a bit boring after a while. Even though the news and sports always changes, it does always seem to be just about the same thing.
I remember being told by my sister to get a Facebook page a few years ago. I will perhaps never live it down when I said "what do I need a Facebook page for? I barely have time to visit MySpace?" Well, flash forward a few years and I find myself spending entirely too much time on Facebook. So much so, that I have a page for Currently Nameless ( http://www.facebook.com/#!/currentlynameless) that I created and admin, as well as Advantage Sport USA (http://www.facebook.com/#!/advantagesportusa) and now I even find myself as an admin on CSI Allentown (http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=297304292067&ref=ts
I just found myself caught up in the social media craze so much that I am now hooked on Twitter, tinker with LinkedIn and also dabble with YouTube. Now, if I was only famous and I had people beating down my door to friend, follow, connect or subscribe with me.
The miscellaneous ramblings of Eric D. Lussier, CSI, CDT