If you read about social media online, you will likely read a completely different take on G+ engagement, but that's because the advice is almost always geared toward big brands. has over 3.2 MILLION followers. His experience on G+ won't have even the slightest relationship to yours until you reach a similar level of followers. And that's why my own experience is so vastly different from Mike's.
My engagement on G+ is almost zero.
So just to have a place to jot down my thoughts on social media, I'm going to do so here. But my biggest engagement on the topic will almost definitely come from when I link to it via Twitter. And that's the difference between the conventional wisdom and the real world.
Some thoughts on social media engagement:
* Most advice is geared toward marketing and branding engagement, not personal.
* Most marketing and branding engagement is geared toward large companies, not entrepreneurs.
* Your small company and personal engagement experience will therefore not match most online advice.
* Facebook splits the experience. Your FB page engagement will differ wildly from your personal timeline.
I'm prompted to jot these notes by my own observations. Here's a basic breakdown of my social media thoughts and experiences:
* I've been on FB longer than any other social media platform
* My followers are mostly people I know in real life
* Most would be considered 'family and friends'
* My former classmate engagement is minimal
* My overall engagement is greater than all other social media platforms
* Primary use is personal
* Best platform for tracking niche areas of interest
* Decent engagement with those I follow - most respond to questions
* Follower engagement is high on my personal account, much lower for any other accounts
* Mostly used for my freelance business and personal
* One account is for following political, religious and environmental topics
* highest engagement is with other freelancers
* newcomer, but I'm in 300+ circles
* engagement is almost non-existent
* highest growth is for a page re: weather
* experiment of using G+ as exclusive blogging platform is an utter failure
* you can't translate the experience of high-profile individuals to normal people
* primary use is to follow certain niche areas of information - technology, renewable energy
I guess I might as well use some of that social media conventional wisdom (that I loathe) and end with a question...
Do my thoughts match your social media experience? What are your thoughts?
There are some good points in here, but they're buried and obscured by the cheesy poetry reading.
Second, I'm not going to comment on what's next yet.
But I will tell you what I'm doing right now. I'm listening to this song. I'm really into the Canadian group Chromeo. Here is a video I found on that combines Chromeo with Daryl Hall. This is music :-)
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