2009 is just around the corner and I’m getting super excited to see what the future has in store for me … and for us!! I’ve been thinking a lot about social media lately, reminiscing on how it’s evolved over the past 3 years as I have known “it” and how I have personally adapted and evolved (some may think devolved) as a result of it.
So, with a little bit of inspiration to my hero and friend Chris Brogan I’m making an early resolution to deliver content – I’m not gonna say killer ’cause it’s never been my intention to provide anything more then mediocre…especially here. This particular blog has no target audience and is more an outlet for me to mind-dump and babble about what ever floats my boat at the time.
I’ve been feeling very washed up lately. I’m in a social slump. I’m still maintaining my networks…Twitter, Plurk, Second Life, Facebook, etc…but the connections feel as though they are fading a bit. My network feels diluted and I often look at the “friends” I’ve acquired and wonder who are these people? How do we know each-other? and Why the heck are they following/friending me?? Maybe I’m just growing senile or I’ve reached my maximum efriends quota.
When I look back to a year ago, even two, when I was a new media n00b I was fortunate enough to have some of the internet’s best (CC_Chapman, Chris Brogan, Spin Martin, just to name a few ’cause there are so many more that it would take months to list them all) to follow and learn from. I felt as though I was part of this huge and loving social media family. I felt like I belonged.
I guess I still feel like I belong, but I also feel guilty for slacking off and not keeping up with the “Family” by contributing more. I don’t create content as much as I should or would like to. I just keep creating places to put content or agreeing to help others grow their sites by contributing my ideas and efforts. To date I *think* I have 9 blogs. Yes, nine … 2 of which are linked to podcasts that I produce. I am really not even interesting enough to be maintaining one, let alone NINE!!
So, I resolve to get organized before 2009 hits and create a weekly posting routine. One in-which I will feel as though my efforts in creating these outlets was more then just a whim or idea to occupy me for a weekend or two.
It all starts now. Place your bets on how long this will last. Will I even make it a week? Month? Maybe should I just give it all up and stick to the easy road – Twitter twitter twitter… of-course I have 3 of those!