This summer & fall I explored some of the more mainstream social media. I tried a couple of anonymous blogs for a couple of weeks; I tweeted on a broad range of issues no one but I seemed to find interesting; I expanded my connections on LinkedIn; I watched other people’s lives on Facebook; I ate at some fine, cheap restaurants courtesy of the foodies at Yelp!; I stirred the pot on a few news sites; and spent far too much time with my fellow fans in The Shed at chelseafc.com.
I knew there are people who live online, but my goodness, there are so many people making a living online – mostly by telling other people how they could be making a living online!
The most interesting location for an introvert like me is undoubtedly at LinkedIn. LinkedIn members post questions (unfathomably called “Answers”), providing an endless source of opportunities for me to give the world the dubious benefit of my wisdom.
More importantly, combining LinkedIn and blogging have enabled me to connect for short conversations with a great number of very interesting people in a wide variety of walks of life – the perfect alternative to attending professional conferences in order to network.
So I’m going to keep blogging – even if no one else joins in!