I realize that I haven’t written about LinkedIn in a long while. (I have to admit that I haven’t allotted much time for LinkedIn lately – shhh don’t tell them, it’s bad for my SEO.) It is hard to keep up with all the content that can be found for perusal on the social media sites – and there is plenty that is worthy.
Do you do social media? Are you tweeting and Facebooking and connecting on LinkedIn? Or all of the other social media sites that seem to pop up every week. I have no idea what the latest thing might be in terms of social media but I’m sure there is someone to tell me what I should be doing this week.
I do have a social media presence because I do get that it has merit. It provides a great topic for interaction with new acquaintances too. Ask a person about their social media engagement and you will find out quite a bit about that person. As much, or maybe even more, than you would if you brought up one of the taboo topics of religion or politics. Everyone has a position on social media.
I have found that it equates a bit to dancing – hence my title today. (Plus I just liked the alliteration.) Particularly for people of a certain age. Do you dance – are you on social media – seem to cause many people to become self-conscious. Fear of embarrassment. Fear of doing the ‘wrong thing’.
While I wouldn’t advocate going out and standing in the middle of the dance floor and moving with the abandon of a 3 year old, I think that we should all be aware when we stop ourselves from doing something because of the fear of embarrassment. Look at all of the public figures who have overcome some amazing faux pas.
Come on and pick the rhythm of your choice and stretch your social media muscles.