Social media has changed the way you and I interact forever.
People keep saying it’s just a fad, that it’ll just go away, but I have to believe it’s here to stay… At least it’s here long enough for us to use it to our advantage.
Different people have different reasons for being involved in social media.
- For some, it’s an outlet. An outlet for them to state their opinions and get their feelings out.
- For some, it’s a way to make money. They build followings and then try to make money by promoting their product or someone else’s.
- For some, its a way to connect with long time friends. People they went to school with or have moved away from.
- For some, it’s a way for them to keep up with news and celebrity news.
Here are the 4 biggest reasons I find myself fully submersed in social media….
Connecting – Simply put, I love to meet people. It’s just the way I’m wired. Whether it be the greeter at Wal-Mart or someone online, I love meeting new people. I think it’s how God wired us… for relationship.
Networking – I like meeting people that do what I do, fight the battles I fight, and share the struggles I deal with. These people provide inspiration and enocuragement when it’s needed most. These people also give me great ideas that I can make others think are my own. :)
Growing – I learn from social media. Whether it be a quote someone on twitter posted or a blog I read, I grow when I’m connected to social media. It’s one of the foundational principles every leader needs to adopt… do anything to learn from others.
Impacting – Through social media, I’ve been able to impact people that I would have never even had contact with without. Someone that reads this blog in Japan or someone that reads a tweet of mine in California. These are places I’m not physically present, but socially impactful.
I’ll explain more about these later in the week.
In the meantime….
If you use social media, why? What’s your goal?