This is going to expose my full geek for all to see, but it seems like a good time for some more information about why I do what I do, and what it gives back to me. It has been said that if you aren’t doing what you love, then you won’t be happy. The more time I spend in this world of social media, the more I love it.
I spend much of my time analyzing. I analyze my kitchen pantry, my children, friends, politics, and whatever else pops into my head. I try to figure out why people say and do what they say and do, and I generally befriend people in order to peer into their minds and gain some understanding of the world around me. I just like to see what people are made of… and social media has become an interesting tool in my brain quest. It gives me a brief glimpse into the words/text of a person, what they say, and sometimes, what they don’t say. I watch people struggle with life, agonize over politics and recommend a fantastic new brand of coffee, all within 10 seconds.
Social media also gives me the chance to wear up to 20 different hats, each day. I get to act in the best interests of different companies, businesses and organizations, each with a particular brand and voice, making me an expert in a multitude of subjects (which, I love!) as well as the jokester, hipster, advocate, coach or ooooh’er and ahhhh’er of fabulous shoes you may actually talk to on Twitter or Facebook.
In my neck of the woods, Loudoun County, Virginia, the social media world is exploding, and that has been an interesting study in itself. From the bloggers to social media strategists (cough, cough, @Brambleton), the web of Loudoun continues to grow with the force of a thousand Starbucks. That’s a compliment, I promise.
That’s all I’ve got! Be crazy out there, and join in the fun. Just remember (hint, hint), the best ways to tip your social media guide is to comment, like and follow them.
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