I had the honor a couple of weeks ago to be on the Geek Whisperers podcast. It was very entertaining with John, Amy and Matt. The podcast deals about how I got started with blogging and communities and many other random topics.
There are a couple things which I wanted to share. First and foremost, blogging and social media has got nothing do with marketing for me personally, it is what I do, it is who I am. Everyone has a different way of digesting information, learning new things, dealing with complex matters or even dealing with emotions… Some sit down behind a white board, some discuss it with their colleagues, I write / share.
Secondly, when it comes to social media I am (more and more) a believer in the “social aspect”. I’ve seen the rise of the “message boards” and online communities and all the flame wars that came with it, I’ve seen the same on twitter / facebook etc. Recently I decided to be more hardline when it comes to social media and following people / accepting friend requests. If you look at facebook for instance, which is more personal for me then twitter, I have pictures of my kids up there so in that case I want to make sure I “trust” the person before I accept. And then there is the whole unfollowing / unfriending thing… Anyway, enough said… just have a listen.
And euuhm, thanks Matt for the nice pic of me riding a unicorn shooting rainbows, not sure what to think of it yet