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Self discovery in social media-10 questions to ask yourself.

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Hey you, yea you. before you go and read or write another post that is about another post that is about another post, that chances are, was  about another post, lets ask ourselves some questions. Better yet, before you go and tell someone what you “do”, and before you fold the term “social media” in to that, at least ask and answer these questions.

  1. Are you willing to admit that social media is no longer the darling new kid on the block? It’s not new, you are.
  2. Are you tired of being the “me too” person/ or are you tired of that person? or do you even know that you are? How could you be different? What makes you, you?-Bring THAT to the table please.
  3. What does a social media junkie mean exactly? That you spend an incessant amount of time online? We need something better than someone who likens themselves to a junkie.
  4. Why do you follow the people that you follow on Twitter? To learn, to emulate, to share, to echo, to stalk, to sell to? Is there a rhyme or reason/ or are you just glad to be playing in the sandbox? Contribute.
  5. What are you hoping to get out of social media? To learn, to emulate, to share, to echo, to stalk? Is it a business reason, family, personal? How are you using the tools that define social media to define you?
  6. What original thought if any, are you bringing to the table? What is your opinion? I know what theirs is, so I don’t need to hear it from you.
  7. If you truly believe social media is about Facebook and Twitter, then be sure to fix your bio that says that you are a social media expert, enthusiast, consultant or other..
  8. What do you think social media is? Right now…today. In your own words.
  9. What are you telling people? If they asked you, what would you say?
  10. If you could change one thing about it, what would it be?

Ask these questions, if not for yourself, then at least for the others out there that are struggling with trying to keep the client focused on what is possible and what is real and what is “doable” with social media. SMB’s hear the buzz but they also need to hear the skinny.

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3 Responses to “Self discovery in social media-10 questions to ask yourself.”


  1. 1 Mike Pascucci January 13, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    Love the last line – SMB’s hear the buzz but they also need to hear the skinny.
    That could not be more true. Whether they want to hear it or not is another story, but they do need to have the holistic view of what “Social Media” is and encompasses before they can make appropriate and beneficial decisions.
    Mike

  2. 2 Julie Perry January 19, 2009 at 6:32 am

    Wow — what a freaking refreshing post! Thank you for this.

    (And #7 is a hoot! The same holds true for people calling themselves “Abundance Coaches” simply b/c they saw “The Secret” and perhaps met Bob Proctor at a $4,000 Law of Attraction seminar weekend.)

    Great and thought-provoking questions.

    ~Julie
    @julieperry

  3. 3 marc meyer January 19, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    Julie, thank you, I have problem with “abundance” and or “Life” coaches, some of them might really be good at what they do but I fear that most are just trying to profit on those that just need their hand held. I’m really glad you liked the post though. if you can take away one or two talking points, then it was worth it.


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