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The Social Status: Betwixted and Between

19 Sep
What are we saying?

What are we saying?

The Social Status: Betwixt’d and Between

I was online reading… and this kinda stuck with me, as I’m going through an “online class” for the betterment and my desire to make my business grow, I kept thinking of how this will benefit my future clients and business associates.

What I was reading, made me think of how we are using the Internet Tools we find online and why some work and some don’t. Two types of groups come to mind.  The IMers and the Cool Kids.

Now you may associate the IMers as “geeks” playing with new web/internet tools, finding the best of what works for “them” and then making a bold move to use it, stand by it, share it and capitalize on it.

And the Cool Kids as … yes, still being cool, out there on the scene, making noise with sharing this and that, showing you links to use, but hey, are they leading you to success or just showing you how to follow?

What may differ in the worlds of Internet Marketing people (IMers) and the Cool Kids (People generally sharing the use of web/internet tool conversation) is that one makes money working with the tools and the other makes noise moving the tools.

The IMers tap into a whole bunch of core values that the Cool Kids can’t stand – what’s funny is that the Cool Kids get damned upset at the IMers, and the IMers are just shrugging and saying, “Sorry you feel that way,” while sipping champagne in first class.

If you’re going to make money, no matter what you do, no matter what your business is, you have to learn to set aside the crap that makes you have “knee-jerk reactions” and just get with it. Learn from others, no matter who they are, take the good, and leave off what doesn’t work for you. Just cause it didn’t work for you, doesn’t mean you failed as a business person. Grow your business foundation, like you grow your garden in real life. Grow and develop what is best for your taste.  IF you are stumped by a social media network, not to worry, there are many out there to choose from. Getting lost in the crowd of top Social Networking contenders may not be the right move for you and your business. Many of the smaller social networks offer a venue of customers to be discovered.

As for me, I’m in the middle. Not an IMer, not a Cool Kid. You won’t see me doing ‘nothing’ very often. I guess it’s the entreprenuerial spirit pecking away at my conscious. I feel guilty if I’m not doing something productive.  But I’m doing just fine, doing what works for me. Stick with a system that works, don’t jump the gun, just cause it looks like a good target.

To sum up, you don’t need a whole lot of web tools in your belt, to be a business success. Use what works for you and know the difference of what works for others, may not be the “spice” to add in making your business grow.

Or as Granny use to say, “Too many spoons, in the pot, spoil your soup”.

Just a few tips, by yours truly.
Wishing you all the best.

Taylor,
Marketing Observer & Wordy Blog Gal
NativeByDesignz.com
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16 responses to “The Social Status: Betwixted and Between

  1. Brenda DiDomenico Moultrie

    October 9, 2012 at 11:52 am

    nice read Taylor..I agree not every tool is for everyone..use what works for you..thanks loved it..

     
    • nativebydesignz

      October 9, 2012 at 12:35 pm

      Thank you for your visit and feedback, Brenda.

       
  2. Sue Zupnyk

    October 9, 2012 at 11:54 am

    Very interesting…shared to facebook and twitter

     
  3. nativebydesignz

    October 9, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    Thank you Sue. It does make you wonder if we need all the “glizt and glamor” the marketing venues tell us.

     
  4. Ronni

    October 9, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    Thanks for sharing ..love your gift of writing and thought provoking article…

     
    • nativebydesignz

      October 9, 2012 at 12:36 pm

      Thank you Ronni, for your thoughts and feedback. Thinking outside the box can be interesting.

       
  5. Linda Kelly Lee

    October 9, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    Very nice blog Taylor. Not only talented words but a beautiful looking site. Every social media site is not for everyone. Do what you love best and everything will fall into place over time.

     
    • nativebydesignz

      October 9, 2012 at 1:05 pm

      Thank you, Linda. Couldn’t have said it better, myself. “Every social media site is not for everyone. Do what you love best and everything will fall into place over time.”

       
  6. hideaheart

    October 9, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    Lately I realised my ‘soup’ had gotten a little thin. Since I rely on social media for Hide A Heart promotion efforts, it’s so compelling to think that being active on every media site available would be advantageous, but it turns out ‘being active’ is the operative term so I started dumping media sites in which I just couldn’t find the participation time. It was a very hard decision but the right one.

     
    • nativebydesignz

      October 9, 2012 at 3:02 pm

      HideaHeart, Sometimes, less is more. If you find you are overwhelmed with social media hype, best to walk away from the keyboard and refresh your goals. It’s so easy to get lost in the mix. Thank you so much for your comments. 🙂

       
  7. Carol Speake

    October 9, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    I love the idea of picking and choosing. Social media can take a lot of time, and it is good to select what one truly believes will aid their business.

     
  8. nativebydesignz

    October 9, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    Carol, we’ve seen so many small business stay stagnate in the internet stream due to bad social media choices… so I agree… keep your options open, know when it’s not working and let go. Keep only what you need to succeed. Thank you for your comment 🙂

     
  9. Dean Designs

    October 9, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    interesting read. I am afraid I am not a powerful anything in the social groups. I have found however, sometimes it feels like a popularity contest and I am back in high school…..yuck…lol

     
    • nativebydesignz

      October 9, 2012 at 6:05 pm

      Dean Designs, the great thing about social networking is not to feel like you are in competion against others. The only giant you have to struggle with is the Search Engines. Social media isn’t a support system for sellers. Work for yourself. It’s all about you and your business. We do social networking because we are humans and drawn to “gather” … it’s natural. When it comes to your business, you are the only one that can make the choices that fit you. No two are alike, and it’s great that we have options to choose from. As Small Business Owners, we all like to be seen out there in the WWW. As I mentioned, not all social networks are a good fit, sometimes less is more. As an example, My daughter uses tumblr as her social vehicle of choice, 30k followers in less than a year. She found what makes her visible.

       
  10. Jodie

    October 9, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    You hit it right on the head Taylor, what works for some doesn’t work for others. Love reading your blogs.

     
    • nativebydesignz

      October 9, 2012 at 6:07 pm

      Thank you, Jodie. 🙂 Everything is trial and error we should not feel badly when it doesn’t work, but to learn and look for another way to power our business.

       

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