By Deborah Vrabel for Rich iPresence
Here is my ineffective pattern of using social media to advance my professional endeavors: 1) Try each new tool as it becomes available or is recommended to me and 2) spend inadequate time thinking about its usefulness for my purposes and learning to use it properly. The result? Lost opportunities, insubstantial traces of my ideas and writing scattered widely and serving no purpose. So for the next few weeks, I’m going to do an iPresence “rehab” project.
I’ll start by:
- Reclaiming the fragments of my identity littering the social media landscape
- Retracing and picking up the unfinished threads of thought I’ve left on abandoned blogs and pages.
- Reconsidering the groups I’ve joined and quickly forgotten.
- Revisiting the profile pages I’ve never completed.
Next, I’ll enlist some experts and fellow social media wanderers in mapping out more integrated strategies for establishing and maintaining the practices needed to make good use of online media. My goal will be to develop a “digital opus” that matters to me.
Could Rich iPresence help you in becoming a thought leader in your sphere? In advocating effectively for an organization or cause you embrace? In simply telling a coherent, meaningful story of what matters to you professionally? Join me and find out.