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Is Social Media Making You Crazy?

I don’t know about you, but there are moments, probably several each week, when I think social media may make me crazy. I mean, I know in theory that twitter, face book, linkedin, etc. etc. etc. are great ways to network and can be used to increase my business. In fact, to hear some people, social media properly applied may make me 20 years younger and 20 pounds lighter. sigh

Michael A. Stelzner who I associate with White Papers put together a free report called Social Media Marketing Industry Report – How Marketers Are Using Social Media to Grow Their Businesses.

It’s a start and if you feel confused by social media like I do, by all means, download it.

Fortunately there’s more information to be had. 

Michael and crew have put together another of their super-helpful online summits, this one called: Social Media Success Summit 2009

The crew includes Gary Vaynerchuk who used social media to build a huge wine business, Darren Rowse of Problogger fame, Mari Smith, a true face book expert and several more, each of whom understand not only a particular niche of the social marketing world, but how they all fit together.

Sounds good, doesn’t it? It will be. And you still have time to register at a $200 savings. Yep. Register now for Social Media Success Summit 2009 and you’ll save a bundle. Plus, you’ll come a way from the online event knowing what social media is all about and how to make it work for you.

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  • Deb

    Anne,
    I agree! I thought I was alone on this subject! I have a computer support blog for Small Businessand Home Offices. I just started it in February, and I see it as a resource for computer users who want an unbiased opinion about the latest computers, or free software. It is NOT a place that I post what I had for breakfast, or how I detest “something”. I am currently trying to learn more about Web 2.0 and promote a new business (I also am a Technical Writer), so I barely have time to post really useful things on my blog (much less carry on a personal dialog)! I think I will try Twitter for any other comments, just because it is SHORT. I am considering LinkedIn, but just joined this morning. I love all your articles and your website!

    Deb’s last blog post..Free Anti-Virus and other Utilities

  • Andrea

    Anne,
    Thanks for the link to the social media conference. I am in the process of launching a Christian music site and think it could be very helpful for us. I am seriously considering participating.

  • Dan

    Hi, Anne:

    I still struggle a bit with social media. I find that if I get too wrapped up in using Twitter and other sites, that I look up and I’ve wasted my prime writing time. I have a 19-month-old at home that demands a lot of my time, so I really have to prioritize. One of my current employers wants me to help promote a new blog I’ve started for the company with Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and everything else. It does get to be a bit of a whirl.

    Dan

    Dan’s last blog post..A reality check: Content writing doesn’t bring enough of them (checks,that is)

  • admin

    Twitter is easy, although I see some using it in ways I don’t always understand. I also don’t understand how people can pretend to follow so many.

    I agree, using more than one overwhelms me… I’m hoping Micheal’s class will help that.

  • Isaac

    I don’t think using Twitter makes me crazy, but I can’t do much more than that. I’m surprised some people can actively use facebook, Twitter, and the others while maintaining blogs and sometimes having other “real” jobs. I have a facebook account that I barely use. I stick to Twitter; anything more than that would make me crazy.

    Isaac’s last blog post..The Power of Words: Sometimes Good, Sometimes Bad

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