I often date myself as I sit in my basement and create blog posts. Today I am going to do it again – hopefully to make my point.
You have probably seen a number of posts that I have written in tandem with my blogger buddy Laura Schroeder @workgal and as of late the duo and turned into a trio. My friend Lyn Hoyt @designtwit has joined us when we decide to write collectively on a topic. My meeting of Laura was rather fortuitous. We met as a random pairing of social media enthusiasts though a program that Ben Eubanks and Victorio Milian. It has been nearly a year since we were first paired-up. Lyn and I had met on line but had a chance to visit face to face this year at HREvolution. As a little group, a clique we are getting pretty tight.
We do nice things for each other on social media. We re-tweet each others tweets, almost mindlessly. We comment on each others’ posts. We co-mingle our followers and readers with one another. Essentially we each have some on to lean on. This brings me to the dating myself part – please see the video.
As a child of the ’70s I think Bill says it well, we all “Need Somebody to Lean On”. You can ask the questions of your SM buddies, does what I wrote actually make any sense, do you think this is funny. Blogging is someone of a solitary activity and it sure is nice to bounce things off of others.
I have other on-line friends who are also most gracious and RT my tweets, read my posts and the like and appreciate ALL OF THEM. But the big take-away from this has to be, as you immerse yourself in social media, find a couple on-line friends that you can count on and have those private conversations with, or bounce ideas off of them. Writing and posting can be a lonesome activity especially at when you start.
So build your circle of tweeps, and share things back and forth like I have with Laura and Lyn. And yes they have both posted on this matter of on-line collaboration. Laura’s post is a click away here – and Lyn’s is right here. Please go over and read their posts on the matter, because what they have to say will no doubt be illuminating on the subject – and their my friends!