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I’ll be going over my thoughts on Social Media and My Experiences with it. Social Media is a great way to keep in touch with friends, colleagues, net workers, and even your favorite celebrities.
If you’re using Facebook, Twitter, or have used MySpace, then you’ve used Social Media. Even Youtube is considered to be a Social Media Network. If you want to increase your presence on the web, you’re going to have to do some Social Networking.
My Experience takes me on a long journey from the days of first signing on with MySpace. This was something that my friends were doing at the time and I thought it was a great way to meet people. I didn’t really have a purpose on MySpace, other than just having a profile and having fun.
Skip forward to Facebook. At first, I neglected Facebook, but at the same time I was angry at MySpace for making all those profile changes that ended up making it slow and eventually killed it. I eventually logged into Facebook for the first time and started doing Networking on there. Not too long after that, I made the complete move over to Facebook. I was actually surprised to learn not too long ago, that MySpace was still actually getting roughly one million new people a month.
Facebook so far has made some changes and people thought it would be the next MySpace with all the changes it was making. So far, Facebook has stood the test of time.
When Facebook released the gaming aspect of the Network, I was all over that. I actually added friends just play the game, which ended up being a huge waste of time for me. I spent I don’t know how many hours on Farmville.
I eventually tried out Twitter for a little. I never really stuck with it though, that is until I joined Empire Avenue. It’s a virtual Stock Market game where you invest in others, meet new people, and connect via your networks. It’s a great way to measure your performance, meet people that you wouldn’t have met otherwise, all the while, growing you and your business. You can find me on Empire Avenue at my ticker name, which is e(TFLAT).
Nowadays, I’m all over the place on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Google+, LinkedIn, Flickr, and here on WordPress. Via Empire Avenue, I’ve met people who have taught me how to use Social Media to grow my Network. I’ve also learned that if you want to grow as an Individual or a Company and actually be something of value, then you have to have a purpose.
What’s my purpose? Inspiring others to do things that they have always wanted to do. How do I accomplish this? By talking with them and encouraging them to take the first step, because the world isn’t going to come to you. You could have a thousand opportunities, but if you don’t open one of the doors, you’ll get nowhere. I’m hoping that my stories of inspiration and success, will inspire others to follow their dream. After all, that’s why we’re here right? To help one another?
So, that brings me to what I want to achieve on Social Media. That happens to be find those in need and help them achieve their dreams.
“A Dream is like a flame, if you don’t have the cover to protect it during the turmoil of the storm, it will surely flicker and die.”
Even though we all have dreams, we all have areas that we lack in. One of my biggest problems is that I’m not very consistent with my Social Media. That may explain why I’m not growing as much as I should be. If I’m going to do a daily blog post, then I need to do just that. Perhaps I’ll only do it for five days a week? Either way, I need to be consistent.
When it comes to Social Media and My Experience with it, it’s probably an average tale. You won’t hear me complaining though, because I’m going to make it beyond average. Are you with me? Are you going to take that leap of faith and together we will achieve our Dreams?
“I believe that we can be extraordinary together, rather than ordinary apart.”
There are a lot of changes happening in 2012. It is the year of the Water Dragon after all. According to the Chinese, this is the year of prosperity and good fortune. Is this the time for change?
Many would argue yes and I couldn’t agree more. If we’re to survive the coming decades, we have to change. That’s what I’m been doing, changing my thought processes and a daily basis.
This is a good thing though, my thoughts are changing for the better me, a more positive me. Right now, I feel like I could take on the world. Which I plan on doing here this year.
Right now, I’m posting on Facebook as I write this and it’s going rather quickly, often like a chat would in a chat room. On top of that, I’ve got “One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful” on Youtube repeat. Yes, Youtube has a repeat.
This song that is playing right now seems to be giving me a lot of energy. Maybe it’s the fact that it’s a catchy song and has a good beat. That catchy tune allows me to move around a bit. You know what I mean. haven’t you ever tried to dance in your chair while you were typing a blog post? No??? Maybe it’s just me then.
What else have I been doing? A lot of Social Media. I’ve been Networking and increasing my contacts. Empire Avenue is a great way to do just that. Social Media is where it’s at. So many good things have came out of Social Media. Justin Bieber got big because of Social Media. People have traveled the world because of Social Media. People have become successful Entrepreneurs because of it. Authors are finding it easier to make sales because of Social Media.
I’ve also been planning a project. A few people already know about it. My biggest dream is to travel the world and see different places. I’m going to be capturing the moments. Filming what I can and making documentaries, uploading pictures and special moments, etc.
I’ve made it a goal to read at least one book a week. I’m a bit of a slow reader and to increase my reading speed would be a plus. I can do that if I read more often. Most of my reading is done on Blogs or Social Media sites nowadays. So, it’s nice to get away from the PC and pick up a Book. Yes, I’m “Old Fashion.” Ever heard the saying, “The old becomes the new.” That will be books in the next 10 years or so.
I’m still planning my novel and I’m working on a Short Story. I find that by working on multiple projects, it allows you to be more productive. At least it feels more productive. If you can’t work on one story, you can work on the other. No excuses right? If you’re wondering what the Short Story is about, it’s going to be sort of Super Hero based. Keep an eye out for that.
When you’re an Entrepreneur/Author, live takes a new path. It’s not difficult though to integrate that new path in your already existing life. You have to stay positive and look on the bright side of things and not let others bring you down to your level. 2012 is the year to soar. I plan on soaring high. Just like Justin Bieber and J. K. Rowling climbing to the top, it’s my time to soar. I’m not looking back either.
To our success.
Everyone has a favorite tech show on Youtube that they love to watch. Ok, just about everyone. With techies ranging from SoldierKnowsBest to Chris Pirillo, there’s a wide selection to choose from.
There’s always something you can learn via these type of shows and who doesn’t love to learn? Everyone has a subject they love and a subject they hate. Most even have favorite tech they enjoy.
Chris Pirillo puts on a wild, fun show on his Youtube channel called TLDR (The Lockergnome Daily Report.) Lockergnome is his Youtube channel which is filled with Tech no how and fun stuff, including giveaways.
Why is learning important for us to grow? Well, simply put, without learning, there’d be no growth. Growth is what makes us stronger and more passionate about the things we do. Growth molds us into the people we are today.
Chris also has some important hints in his broadcast such as: be yourself no matter what. Something that he proudly displays. Being ourselves and allowing ourselves to grow can be complex, but doesn’t have to be. It’s all in how you present yourself.
If you’re looking at building a community, take a few lessons from Pirillo. He’ll guide you in the right direction.
Lockergnome On Youtube
It’s easy to see what can be gained here. Knowledge on the latest tech, what’s hot, what’s not, recommendations, and who knows what else. Storm Trooper costumes? There’s no telling what’ll happen in some of these tech shows. Pirillo is no different. In fact, I’d go as far as saying Pirillo is the exception.
Star Wars Geeks Unite. Being a self proclaimed Geek used to be something to be made fun of for. Nowadays, Geeks fix your computers when things go bad. They keep the world running, even if they do work for the Empire.
With the world of techies coming and going, some are here to stay. Having been in the business for a long time, I forget when, Pirillo is certainly one to go to. May the learning stay alive.
What are some of your favorite Techies? Anyone that we should know about that is on the rise?
Someone asked to make a post about yourself. Tell the world 25 random things/facts about yourself you that others wouldn’t know. Time to get to know each other a bit.
#1 If I were to give myself a title, I’d say “SEEKER.” Seeker of knowledge and all that is.
#2 I have a wide variety of music taste. My favorite genres are Techno/Trance and Rock.
#3 My favorite ethnic food, would probably have to be Italian, pretty much anything Italian will do.
#4 My favorite food? There are a lot of things I really enjoy, but one thing I almost never get tired of is Shrimp. Fried rather than boiled.
#5 My favorite dessert would have to be Cheesecake, hands down.
#6 My favorite thing to do on the weekend? Minecraft, yes I’m a gamer.
#7 I enjoy blogging because of the feedback. It’s refreshing when you inspire someone.
#8 My Ultimate Dream is to travel the world immersing myself into various cultures.
#9 Other dreams include writing a novel and making documentaries.
#10 My favorite TV shows include Family Guy, Stargate SG-1, Ancient Aliens, River Monsters, and The Big Bang Theory.
#11 If I could change one thing, it would be the education system. Through education, we can learn that we’re different, that we can get along, that it’s ok to have a different opinion. Apparently the current education system isn’t working.
#12 Pepsi or Coke? I’ll take Pepsi thanks.
#13 I don’t really have a favorite sport, although I do enjoy a little Volleyball from time to time and I’m planning on making the FIFA World Cup series in Brazil in 2014. Just to see what all this fuss about Football really is. :)
#14 I’m a Social Media Nerd. While I don’t know everything about Social Media, I do enjoy using Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube.
#15 I’m a bit of a Computer Nerd. Need to know some suggestions on what specs in a computer you might need? Feel free to ask.
#16 One place I’d like to travel to? Egypt, I’ve always been fascinated with the Pyramids.
#17 Another place I’d like to travel is Japan, the Samurai traditions, the food, the sites, temples, are all exciting things I’d like to see in person.
#18 I’m a little heat sensitive. In other words, I can’t work hard for very long outside, otherwise, I’m susceptible to a heat stroke. Which isn’t good for the brain.
#19 I’m eating less meat now than I was a Year Ago. Will I get rid of meat entirely? Probably not, but I’ve cut way back on my meat intake and encourage others to do so.
#20 I despise religion, mostly the religions that believe in “One True God,” oh and Christ. You’ve been so brainwashed that you don’t know how to think anymore. Don’t believe me? Start questioning your religion.
#21 I believe in Aliens. Don’t laugh, the Universe it to huge to only support one intelligent life form. If you think that there is only one intelligent life form, look at the numbers, number of stars in existence and the fact that many of these stars contain planets.
#22 I’m into fitness, I’ve started a Cardio routine that will help aid me on my way to six pack abs.
#23 My physical traits include, Brown Hair, Hazel Eyes, and Broad Neck. My astrological sign is Scorpio.
#24 My nationality includes: Blackfoot, Seminole, & Cherokee Native Americans, Irish, Scottish, British, Dutch, Italian, German and that’s all I know.
#25 My motto is, “If your life sucks, change it.”
There you have it, 25 Random Things About Me. What about you? Care to share some facts about you?