You have the world at your fingertips.
Social media is our most recent progression in the history of our communication and yet, some people are still unaware of what social media entails.
Many people get hung up on social networks that they think that is all there is to social media and nothing more… they could not be more wrong.
Interacting in a public forum is a form of social media, I would even go as far as saying that MSN Messenger and AOL were early adapters to the shifting within our communication, the one on one chats to the chat rooms of Yahoo.
Social media began in small spurts and progressed into social bookmarking sites and the social networks we know today. However, communicating long-hand is still a part of social media, so I must ask.
Why aren’t you blogging?
I totally get the whole 140 characters and how we like to keep it short, sweet and to the point, but that is not all there is, surely there is still room for lengthy conversations that exceed limitations.
Blogging is a form of social media since it gives a blogger a place to spew thoughts, opinions and ideas and in return a forum for people to respond through comments, their thoughts, opinions and ideas. Everything has not all been said, it has not all been done and conversations that are not compacted lead to provoking thoughts.
We still need to think, to take a moment and dissect what another person is saying and that is not always going to be provided to us from a tweet or a SMS.
This does not mean that you have to be a deep thinker to write a blog post, but you do have to keep in mind that people will want to engage with you or connect with you more than what a social network can provide. An audience is broad and want to know more about what they would consider investing time into, whether it is a business or a person, your persona is of interest to somebody.
Therefore you do not need to squat your thoughts, instead, create a blog and share your thoughts freely, you may be surprised at how many others feel the same.
Don’t put a cap on connecting, find a topic, TV show or Tech piece you are passionate about and share your thoughts through your keyboard. There is always some pair of eyes on the other end of the screen to read it and perhaps make them think “Why am I not blogging?”
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