What's your goal Jimmer? What are you trying to accomplish?
These questions have been popping into my head all day. This is partly because of my discussion with my wife last Friday, but also for another reason...
Last weekend I came to the realization that I am almost always plugged in. I spend the larger majority of my time on a computer at home or work, If I'm working in the public service area at work I'm usually still checking my Twitter account. Heck even my cell phone is set to get some of those Twitter updates.
Save driving (I only drive when I have to), sleeping(I don't sleep much and usually in fits and starts), showering and such - I'm plugged in.
Or is it okay?
So, I'm back to the question - what's your goal Jimmer? Why are you always plugged in?
Let's break this down.
Here are the networks I plug into (almost) every day and my primary reasons for doing so.
Email - This is a must do. If I could, I'd get rid of email - ALL of it.
LinkedIn & Plaxo - This is purely professional, trying to make business contacts.
Facebook - This is admittedly more personal than anything, but I have also made some professional connections. Just today one of our HR folks tracked me down via Facebook.
Twitter - This is both personal and professional, but the larger majority of the people I follow I at least started to follow for professional reasons. Getting to know them and building relationships has been a bonus.
I think that may be my answer. I'm building relationships.
I'm also learning better ways to communicate.
I've talked a lot this year about finding a focus for my blog, thinking my subject matter was all over the map. Hmmm...
I've also heard quite a bit lately that a number of folks think my blog is all about self revelation, introspection and such - but not just for me, for my readers too.
Hey - wait a minute I think I've got it.
Maybe I do have a focus after all. While the blog does cover a variety of topics they really all come back to the same things.
I'm all about the conversation, and building relationships. That's why I'm plugged in.
What do you think? Where do I go from here?
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