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Doing vs being social

December 10th, 2015 Leave a comment Go to comments

There is no good reason why I haven’t been here more frequently. My company is growing, with a team of four saner writers and social media practitioners busy most of the time. And me — I do what Dori says and just keep swimming.

Over the past two of years we’ve served as editor and chief for a 200-blogger strong telecom blog, produced 30 white papers, written a dozen websites, drove social media strategy and programs for companies in IT consulting, software, healthcare, manufacturing and supply chain, government, utilities, telecom, and more. We’ve written, tweeted, linked in, and facebooked. We’ve chatted and google hung out.

We haven’t stopped long enough for me to think through these same strategies for my own business. The old small business “cobbler children” dilemma.

What strategies do you use to keep BEING social while you’re busy doing work in social for your business or clients?

I think taking time to invest in myself — to keep connected instead of simply getting paid to connect others — is something I need to be reminded of.  Step off the tilt-a-whirl. Slow down the merry-go-round. Really listen to what others are saying and tune in to one stream at a time. Take time to respond with something new – something worth another person’s time.

Are these my New Year’s Resolutions? Or tonight’s daydreams?

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