I love learning new things! Recently, the object of my obsession has become Social Media. In my experience, if you want to learn to do something right, find yourself a guru. I found Beth Schillaci. I call her my guru even though she does not dress the part or chant and meditate when we are together, but she is definitely all-knowing. And anyone who can train THIS girl on the wonderful world of all-things-internet is worthy of the title.
In addition to the fact that she has been successful at keeping me on task and increasing my Social Media savvy, she wrote a book, Your Social Media Roadmap: Navigating New Strategies for Small Businesses, www.yoursocialmediaroadmap.com. I highly recommend it. I’d loan you mine but I’ve been writing in it. So get your own.
Of all the new tools I’m now using (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Blogging), Facebook is the one that intrigues and entertains me the most. Below are a few things I’ve noticed or continue to wonder about. (Please feel free to add your own!)
• Birthdays are immensely better once you’re on Facebook. If you wanted to, you could spend the entire day thanking the hundreds of people who wish you well on your special day. This leads me to an etiquette question: Should you thank each person individually, like many do, or just do one big shout out THANKS at the end of the day? My friend Andrew had the funniest post-birthday comment EVER and it continues to make me giggle. “Thank you everyone for the birthday wishes. For those of you who forgot, you’re dead to me.” Still laughing!
• Why do spouses carry on conversations with each other on Facebook? And particularly, why do some engage in sexy talk? Call me old fashioned but if I want to talk to my hubby of almost 32 years, I march myself downstairs, grab the remote control out of his hand and say “HEY BABY… I had FUN with you last night.”
• Why do some people feel compelled to post when they’re angry, bitter, depressed, or carrying a Hatfields & McCoys vendetta against someone? When I was growing up, they called that “writing in your diary.” Some things were meant to stay private. Just sayin’.
So what do YOU wonder about? I’m sure my guru has an answer for you. Meanwhile, I’m going to show her what I’ve learned and add this post!