Many weeks ago a person came to me asking me how he could automate his social networks. What he really wanted to do was automate promoting his stuff via social networks. It would be ideal to not press any buttons and have his stuff all over the web so people can find out where he will be singing at, find out about his new songs, where to buy his new work, where to buy tickets for his events, and all the other good stuff (that sounds very interesting to him).
Resistance to the Social Part
The biggest problem was that he wanted to use social media channels and he was resisting being social.
Everyone wants to share their accomplishments, they’re writings, and in many occasions more information than I would like them to share. Many people share their own stuff over and over again forgetting that there is so much to learn from others.
I personally like to share content that I find relevant on various platforms. To be more specific I am involved in various communities and forums like the following:
Small Business Info
Kitchen Table Companies: If I find relevant information on small business I go ahead and share it with my Small Business Advisory board over at Kitchen Table Companies. It is the perfect place to find content you would like to dig in deeper for your business. The other advantage that the individuals inside KTC are big supporters of other members and will always gives you their point of view.
Friends of Puerto Rico: For about three years I have been collaborating with Ramon Morales (@guarionex88) on a LinkedIn group where we discuss things that are relevant to Puerto Rico. We touch many subjects from economics, business, to even the current political status of the island. Many of us including myself are very passionate about the subjects we discuss on that forum and it is a place to see if someday we can get our Island on track.
Online Safety for Children
PapaHeroes.com: As a new dad and IT Security professional for many years overall online safety concerns me. Myself along @ricklipsett we set up this blog to make sure adults learned a bit more on how to protect kids from the many lurking risks offline and online. We also share parenting tips but that is the place where #TheAlliance shares their thoughts.
Veglatino.com : Given how difficult it is to be Hispanic, Latino, Puerto Rican, and also vegetarian I decided to make it easier for people by sharing thoughts on being vegetarian from me and many other Latino’s. We make sure we share recipes with some “sabor”, experiences on being vegetarian, restaurant reviews, and other content that can help others eat less meat.
Twitpuerto.com : Initially set-up so people could get a better understanding of what twitter was. I have mostly abandoned these projects because of lack of time but I have shared some good tutorials on using twitter, which might be useful for many of you.
CIMAPR.NET : We are currently creating content in English and Spanish that might be useful for many that want to stay up to speed in social media. We are trying to convert most of the English content into Spanish. We have a small business resources page where we share tutorials and information that should be useful for any business.
Latinorebels.com : We share Latino issues with a twist of humor. A good group of individuals is collaborating together on creating awareness on many of these issues that many times are silent.
I share most of the things I find relevant on various platforms. Many of the things I share in the online locations mentioned above are then share with my contacts in LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and now Google +.
Overall I like to over share but I make sure that I share many of the great stuff from others.
Where do you share your thoughts and things you find relevant on the Internet?
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