So I've written of stories about and for at risk kids. I go to different groups where I read a story from the book, then give each child a copy. Sounds good, right? Trying to encourage and empower kids.
Then there's the fiscal stuff. Yuck! I've earned three college degrees and trust me, none of them is in business management. Marketing, promotion, crowdfunding, that stuff gives me a headache just thinking about it.
My daughter, Mary, has been successfully using social media for several years as she pursues her God-sized dream. She told me I had to build a platform. Uh - oh! Sounds like that stuff that gives me a headache.
Most of last summer I spent getting into the habit of posting on Facebook, learning what not to do in building a blog, making myself create boards on Pinterest (which I rarely look at again), and trying to stay current on LinkedIn. I did create an account on Twitter but didn't do too much with it until the last few months.
Weebly makes it easy to track blog view stats and I noticed platform building had reached a plateau. What's next? What about that dorment Twitter account? Let's see if that's the ticket. (Have a I mentioned that it seems like my social media learning curve is more like a 90 degree angle?)
If this seems like I'm rambling all over the place on the way to the point, it's probably a good analogy for my social networking education (lost, but making good time). Anyway, a couple of months ago a new follower, Jessica, told me about Crowdfire for increasing followers. Super!
Then I discovered Takeoff which lets me schedule Tweets. Whoa! This is getting better and better. At least that's what I thought until a week or so ago when I realized I'd been so busy scheduling tweets and increasing followers that I hadn't bothered to read any of their tweets. I'd become disconnected, the opposite of what I was trying to do. Now what?
Have you ever been in a situation where all your efforts resulted in your goal's polar pal? I'd love to hear how you got on the right track, focused and fruitful.
4 Stay joined to me and I will stay joined to you. No branch can produce fruit alone. It must stay connected to the vine. It is the same with you. You cannot produce fruit alone. You must stay joined to me.