Posted by: Joseph S. Lima | October 31, 2008

Time

Time.  One of the main reasons why I have put off writing a blog for a long time.  When in the world would I have Time to think of topics and write a post?   For those of you that do not know, I have very young children who occupy my Time beginning early in the day and lasting well into the night.  Frankly, my motivation level is not all that high after a long day.  Also, my current position is not focused on social media so blogging during the day is not really an option.

I share this bit of information because blogging takes Time.  Notice I have not mentioned anything about the Time required to maintain your identity on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Ning, yada yada yada.  Social Media takes Time, whether you do it for yourself or as part of an organization (business, school, non-profit and so-on).  It is a big commitment because you are starting a potentially long term relationship with your readers or customers or community.   Challenge yourself as to what you think you will get personally or professionally from blogging (or any of the other Social Media things I mentioned).  If you decide to do something (as I did) then good luck and send me your blog info.  Look forward to reading what you have to say.

Until next time, peace.

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Posted by: Joseph S. Lima | October 28, 2008

Post Numero Uno

My first post. Post Numero Uno. Drum roll please!

So I have been tossing around the idea of my own blog for quite some time.  I have considered endless titles, topics, themes, “what is my voice?”, and so on.  Time passed and no answers came to me.  Then I registered an account at the beginning of October but I did not publish anything.  More time passed.  Then I read this article today Josh Spears interviews Seth Godin.   I am taking Seth’s advice to heart (and you need to read the interview to find out what he said).

So here goes.  I am fascinated by Social Media and have wandering around (aka lurking) for a good, long time.  Reading countless blogs – great writers and thinkers.  Trying all the tools – too many and there is always a new one around the corner.  I am going to share these with you, kind reader, partly to help me collect the interesting things I have discovered and to maybe help one or two of you out there.

The other purpose of this blog is to capture and understand the impact of social media on people around the world.  What information, ideas, beliefs are being shared?  How is technology (or the lack of technology) impacting people from connecting? What are the social media norms in various countries?  And so on.

Just so you know, I will try to post articles several times a week.  The first few posts will be my take on Social Media 101…maybe I will set up a separate tab.

For now, let’s wander the world of social media together.

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