My holiday with social networks.

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008 | Networking, Social Networking with
Posted by: Kristen Beireis, Trust Marketing Expert

Here we go!  It’s a big holiday week all around the world.  There are things to do, people to see and lots of running around…for most people.  What am I doing?  Taking two weeks to casually work on some business development projects and play on my social networks.

I know, some of you are going, what do you mean “Play on my social networks?”  You’re wondering if I’m foolishly spending my time on a frivolous activity.  NO!!  Absolutely not.  Recently, I took some time to reflect on what marketing processes have been working for me over the year.  I discovered that most of the JV’s I’ve created and the majority of the traffic I’ve had on my website have come from social networks.  So, it’s certainly not frivolous.  In fact, it’s been paying off!!  In the way of clients!

So, I’m taking advantage of the open space I’ve created for the last two weeks of the year and I’m “enjoying” some time on Twitter, Facebook, and a couple listservs that I like to read.  Just yesterday, I was on Twitter a lot (sorry, followers I might have been a bit of a chatty Kathy).  Due to my extra activity, I woke up this morning to find 4 responses to conversations that started yesterday.  One from a colleague, two from potential JV’s and one from a potential client. Do you see what I mean? In being extra present yesterday, I created continued conversation for today.  How often can you say that about the marketing you do?!

Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not JUST talking about work.  I’m sharing experiences like wrapping Hubby’s Christmas gifts.  I’m just being in the moment and putting stuff out there as I want to.  I’m not treating it as “marketing.”  I’m treating it as I do anytime I’m on a social network.  I look for anything that interests me (on topic or off) and I jump in…just for fun.  There are lots of topics that I enjoy talking about and some very interesting people in my networks, so my conversation could be about anything…not just my biz.

Are you enjoying some extra time on social networks at the end of the year?  What’s your favorite social network to play on?  Mine is Twitter…where I’m headed now!  Leave your comments below!  I’d love to hear from you.


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    Victoria // December 23rd, 2008 at 12:49 pm


    I enjoy Twitter too. I find it to be a creative outlet to express myself with other interesting people. Lots of fun convos. I like that you can customize the pages and also refer to your more comprehensive webpages and blogs if people want to know more about you, much like what you’ve done here.

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    Colleen McGunnigle // December 25th, 2008 at 6:44 am

    We love it when you’re a chatty Kathy, Kristen! You always have great insights to share and fun tibits / slices of life.

    What I am *so* happy to hear about is the “taking two weeks to casually work on some business development projects and play on my social networks” … because working on projects in a no-pressure environment is such a treat and all the best things unfold that way. And having the space to play in your social networks is also a refreshing thing.

    So I say, “rah rah!” Enjoy this delicious period of growth and renewal and breathe it in so deeply. I absolutely love the concept and may adopt it myself next year!

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