FingerCandyMedia.com Friday- Feel Like You’re Going the Wrong Way Down the Social Media Road?
Chris Brogan wrote a blog post awhile back titled You’re Doing It Wrong. If you have ever heard me speak on stage or in person, I almost always talk about how this post impacted me. It was a real ‘ah-ha’ moment back in 2009, when I first read it.
For me, it is as obvious online, as it is in real life that you can’t compare your insides to other people’s outsides. It just doesn’t work. SO if your goals aren’t the same as my goals, than I am probably doing Social Media wrong to you, right?
Here are my original goals
-Become a Music/Broadcasting Industry Social Media Expert
-Make more personal connections
-Write a book
-Get 10,000 followers (this number just seemed cool-don’t remember why)
-Blog at least 5 times a week
-Make certain amount of money
-Be of service to others
-Give back to the Music/Radio community
-Write for ALLACCESS
If you notice, I never set up to sell anything, you could consider the book a Sales item, but that was just something I wanted to do.
Determine Social Media platforms work best for your goals.
Twitter is amazing at driving traffic to a blog or even a Facebook fan page, but you will have to get followers. How will you do that? Well, for one, you can follow people you think are interesting and then try to be interesting. You can also try following the followers of other local media outlets, musicians like yourself, especially your competition or label mates if you have any.What content will you post to attract followers?
Today’s blog post brought to us today from Jessica Northey at FingerCandyMedia.com. Finger Candy Media helps Celebrities, Musicians, Brands and Businesses use Social Media strategically to accomplish productivity goals. Check back every Friday for more from Jessica. Follow her on Twitter HERE or Like on Facebook HERE
About the author
Shane has been in the restaurant business his entire life. Working as a cook in fine dinning, owning multiple pizza parlors around Boston and as a one time owner of the oldest bar in Boston, The Red Hat. Now he uses his experience to write marketing guides and articles and act as customer support liason, all in the name of helping his fellow small business owners succeed.