Social Media Attack

Is it just me, or do you sometimes feel like you’re under attack from social media? It seems every day brings a new product, module, app, or strategy that I should be building into my social media plan? What usually follows is a series of blog posts that not only explain the new tools, but also help me appreciate how incredibly far behind everyone else I am.

Followers, Likers, Connections, Oh My!
What to do with all of this external reaching out, connecting, and following? I initially committed to following back, accepting connections and friending just about everyone. What has happened over time however, is that my various channels and social tools got really crowded with “people” who are interested more in selling or spamming versus connecting.

That’s a bad thing.

Retreat! Retreat!

Once in a while it makes sense to evaluate your approach…take a close look at your network…and clean things up a bit. It not only helps get the fluff out of your stream, it also forces you to evaluate who and why you’re connecting. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a big believer in social media, but making sure you don’t waste your time and energy is an important part of being a productive member of the SoMe community.

How About You
What steps have you taken to make sure the SoMe hordes don’t over run your life? It’s a learning process for me, and I’m always interested in learning more!

I’d love to hear from you.

No Excuses.

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