When it comes to reaching out, authenticity and being yourself is key. Remember, social media is about building relationships. And as any relationship expert will tell you, relationships are built on trust and connectivity.
Adapt for Educational! This is great advice for building your PLN!
Suggestion: Don't ask an OBVIOUS question just to get someone to reply to a Tweet or an email. Do your homework. Ex. For anyone who reads my Tweets or my blog asking how I got my avatars seems lazy or inattentive. I've blogged, Tweeted, & written extensively on Avatar Generators.
Rather, ask what's your favourite use for an avatar? That's a creative question that starts a conversation that's not giving me extra work repeating myself (OK, I'm admittedly lazy!)
What gets me to follow you on Twitter? People who RT me & add their 2 cents in a smart funny way. People who I see don't ONLY RT but also share interesting stuff and share their work shamelessy & generously are most likely to get me to follow them. Those who complain or whine will not be followed. Who wants to talk to a Debbie downer at at party, right? Those who are positive, encourraging, optimistic, & fun! That's who I want to socialize with, don't forget the SOCIAL in social networking. Hey wait, this would be a good blog post, right?
Hmmm [deftly adds to her "must to post sugggestion draft folder"]
"It'll never last..." "Someone with her background will never make a go of this..." "Are you kidding me?" "Pathetic! Delusional!" "Social media is a fad, the iPad is a toy, you're never going to amount to anything..." Here's the thing...
Great advice! I'm working on a blog post this would be perfect for!
Twitter is a great way to connect with others who share your interests or offer information you value. There are Twitter users covering virtually every niche out there. Writers ...
I'm really only a YA fan....I gave up Children's Books like a bad habit once I started teaching Middle School. Though I do admit for a fondness for Van Allsburg & The Stinky Cheese Man - well, any Jon Scieszka book!