Does this sound familiar? If so, count yourself in good company. This a common problem among people who work at home on the internet. I call it the Shiny Syndrome. It is too easy to be pulled this way and that every time something shiny rolls across our computer screen. It requires dedication, good time management skills and laser sharp focus to overcome these shiny obstacles. If you find yourself acting like a Magpie, chasing those shiny things instead of being productive, put yourself on a business diet.
In the second step, you tilt your head, put on blinders and start to work. In the area of your attention – the implementation of your plan, and your goal – to follow the schedule that you have made. At this stage you carry everything from start-up and improve your existing website, to work on the creation of a large database, social media mangement, communication with partners, and more.
How Justin Bieber announced the release date for the album had the fans chuckling. Sharing that he just ordered music on iTunes, the entertainer included a link to his album and let the fans know he “heard it is gonna be good.” Of course once the fans saw it was Believe Acoustic, it was obvious that it was going to be a great album.
Most companies fail in their social media endeavors when they haven’t been able to change with the times. New social networks come and go and yet many stick with the old ones. What companies need to do is rely on their agencies to find emerging markets and see how it can benefit their reputation and website traffic. If you are just focusing on facebook, then there is no reason why you shouldn’t be on Twitter as well.
Convey Valuable Content: One of the most important factors in having a successful blog compared to one that is laying in Bloggers Cemetery is to provide solid, well-written content that is easy to read, informative, beneficial, entertaining and enlightening! Most people will come across your blog by chance. They may have been doing a search for some relevant content about a specific topic of interest and if they stumble onto your site and find what they are looking for, you can have a loyal fan that continues to follow your blog and recommends and shares your content with others.
Some people are against sending an automatic DM to every new follower – they hate the automation aspect of it. I think the bigger issue is that most people don’t know what to say, so most of the welcome DM’s that they send don’t have any real value. Earlier this year I received a DM back from someone I’d followed and in the DM they recommended three other people on twitter who they liked, that I also may like.
The pilot for “Girl Meets World” is slated to begin production in February. The new series is expected to be picked up easily and to become part of the Disney Channel line-up for the 2013-2014 season.
So what happens on Oh Crap. My Parents Joined Facebook? If a parent or any relative or adult that has friended a teen writes anything that the teen considers embarassing in their status, the teen emails it to the site and it will appear for all to read. Teens do have the option to black out the last names to keep their parents anonymous if they desire. Little captions are added to the bottom of each picture or conversation for additional humor.