Platforms that began as a way for regular people to write honest reviews and interact with fellow readers
have slowly mutated into tidal waves of BUY ME!
Yes, I know I am guilty with my requests for reviews but I actually write about other things ...
like helping my fellow strugglers in self-publishing not get the bruises I've gotten!
Are you getting burned out by the
SOCIAL MEDIA TREADMILL?
The problem however, is that simply showing up is rarely ever enough.
And with so many things that need to get done, it’s easy to end up back on the treadmill—
doing enough to make being on social media worth your time
but never enough to get the type of results you were hoping for when you got started.
Hope is not a marketing strategy.
Being the last tier in a pyramid scheme is poor positioning for success.
Anne Allen had a guest post by Google guru and SEO expert Johnny Base in a Google Plus tutorial.
The Cliff Notes Version:
1) Once you join, you want to turn off most of your "notifications" or your inbox will be glutted with them.
2) If you put a + in front of somebody's name on Google+, it works like an @ symbol on Twitter. Use it and the person will be notified that you're talking to him.
3) If you go to your profile page and click on the big "G+" it brings a dropdown menu with all sorts of great options, like "communities."
Ratatoskr, the Asgardian squirrel, and I read the whole article, and my nose started to bleed,
and Ratatoskr's head threatened to explode!
The fact was that I was overwhelmed by what I call the social media treadmill.
I just could no longer keep up with the forever changing social media trends
and I did not want the responsibility of managing yet another platform.
I was burned out.
There are literally hundreds of social media platforms.
We are constantly bombarded with information and requests to be part of them.
It makes us feel as though we will fail if we are not part of each and every platform.
As a result, we end up joining every site available hoping to get our personal social brand “out there.”
The reality is it will give you the
exact opposite result.
When you look at it this way you will begin to understand:
- There is no way that you will become the top contributor on all social media sites, there are simply too many to manage.
- When a new social media site is introduced, if you are one of the first persons to join it, you will master it before others do.
- There are some social media sites that unless you are the owner of Facebook, you will never be part of the VIP status on it. It is just the nature of the business.
- If you spend your days focusing on keeping up with current trends instead of writing engrossing novels, how will you ever make a social site work for you?
Don't forget FEB. 1st!!
RETURN OF THE LAST SHAMAN
RETURN OF THE LAST SHAMAN
And on Feb. 2nd!!
Catch my guest-post
about the Lakota Way of the Warrior
on Lara Schiffbaur's
MOTIVATION FOR CREATION
Ratatoskr wants you to see where he
and Hibbs the cub with no clue
spends their days: