For the past couple of months, I’ve been participating in social media training with Becky Robinson of Weaving Influence. Becky said something the other day that really hit home with me:
When it comes to social media, the magic really happens when you show up.
I’ve been at this social media thing for several years now, and I’ve started to wonder if it’s worth the effort. Becky’s comment was a wake up call. I’ve realized that I haven’t been showing up. Oh, sure, I’ve been promoting my blog posts and replying to @mentions on Twitter. Sending the occasional update on LinkedIn. But the effort has been inconsistent and unfocused. And the worst part? I’ve forgotten to be a giver.
So it’s time to change that. I’m going to get social like I used to: show up, give back and be open to possibilities.
That’s pretty much the formula for anything in life.