Reluctant Social Networker?

Not everybody wants to Tweet! Some of us, horror of horrors, actually think Facebook is a load of bollox, wastes time and is an excuse for avoiding work while AT work!

BUT, getting on top of Social Networking is a ‘must do’ – how to reconcile?
LinkedIn, well that’s kind of legit – MySpace? Excuse me I’m not a child or a wannabee pop group!

No Photos Please! - imageNo matter what your stance on Social Networking generally I bet, if you’re serious about it and recognize its power when it comes to ‘branding’ yourself and your main site on the Web  you’ll be loyal to just a couple of sites e.g. Facebook and Twitter perhaps. Because there simply aren’t enough hours in the day to stay on top of all of them. That’s a highly practical standpoint and one I shall shortly turn on its head!

I’ll be honest, as usual, and tell you that the whole ethos behind Social Networking drives me NUTS! I guess I’m not a naturally gregarious person.  In other words the self sabotaging belief that: “Who am I to tell other people what to do?” probably holds me back :-)

SO, Great News For Folks Like Me!

Check out how to sign up to two free sites and control  a seemingly massive number of Social Networks effortlessly – BRILLIANT!

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Managing Director at Big Buzz Projects
Clive McGonigal is a full time Web Developer, Marketer, WordPress Evangelist and all round Decent Chap. He lives between London and France ( on a tiny rowing boat with an internet connection) and spends his offline time wining, dining and conversing with his dogs. He loves WordPress ( themes, plugins and tweaks) and blogs about them whenever he can.

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  1. Morgan says:

    I live, breathe and sleep Social Media. I am a big advocate in the benefits of social sharing and creating a community that can become loyal customers for the products of the brand that take the social media ball and just run with it. I spend a lot of time showing people that Facebook is more than Farmville and twitter is more than Ashton Kutcher.

  2. WIlliam says:

    I have a Facebook account, but I only use it for advertising purposes and let me tell you that regardless of how you feel about Social Marketing, if you use it wisely and are willing to put sometime into it, it will pay off in the end. I have made a quite a few bucks targeted specific traffic to my website which has been a huge boost to my company. It was hard at first but after a while Facebook has been a great resource for me and my company. Thank You Clive for such an honest and truthful post.

  3. Garett says:

    I’m not much of a Facebook fan myself, my kids seem to spend half of their lives on it, but I also know for our business Facebook has been a great marketing tool in introducing us and what we do to the rest of the world. I don’t have an account myself and don’t use, but I agree with you we need it as much as we Twitter and all the other Social Networking sites.

  4. Tanner says:

    I am a Facebook fan yes I admit, I got into it because at first it was a great way to stay in contact with old friends. However, now I use as a way to advertise my site to the masses. I just set an advertising account and each month pay about 25 bucks to advertise my site and drive traffic to my site. It has been amazing the power of Facebook I recommend it to all those out there, even if they don’t really care for it. ;)

  5. Jesse says:

    I was hesitant too of using Social Media, but now after giving it a chance I use it daily, especially Twitter. It is a great way to reach a whole hell of a lot of people that are interested in you in one way or another. It took sometime to learn and figure out but now I can honestly say it is an awesome tool for all of to use.

  6. Barry says:

    Clive, thanks for letting me know about hoot suite, just checked it out, and I will be using it for sure. As a fellow loather of Facebook, I agree you with in that if used properly you can do a lot of good of Facebook. Thanks man.

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