Tuesday, October 18, 2011

My Late-Blooming Social Media Epiphany. OctoberPalooza Continues with Tara Kelly's Amplified!

     I had a Social Media Epiphany (SME) this weekend.
     Let me first say that most of you probably had this SME several years ago. Remember how I said in my post about men that I was a late bloomer? I wasn't kidding.
     I have visited two hundred and thirty-five blogs since the Blog Hop started on Friday. Initially I felt a little bug-eyed, and I read a little, then followed, then hopped.
     And then my head exploded, so I stopped. And thought.
     And it hit me.
     These are all connections.
     And I was floored.
     Each of the people who signed up for the hop looks for connection. Not like a handshake from a politician, but a greeting, a stopping-and-seeing connection.
     Otherwise, what's the point? Numbers? I don't treat students like numbers. I don't want to be a number. I want to see all these people.
     So then I really slowed down.
     The thing is, Alex and Matthew get this. Matthew commented on every single blog.
Matthew and Alex are Social Media Heroes.
     I am going to visit and re-visit. I want you to know that when I am visiting your blog, I see you.
     You may all mock me for this later, since I am, clearly, the Last One to Get It.
      And you can mock me and be entered to win a copy of Tara Kelly's Amplified, which is a good deal.


  1. It's not easy, but I try to get to know a little of everyone. Social media is not an easy endeavor.

  2. Awwww no one is or should mock you! Yay for bloghopping like crazy.

    Me, I've slowed down to a snail's pace cos I've been blogging solidly since Jan 2010 and I've learned that it's ok to just take things very easy! :-)

    Take care

  3. Oh, yes, making connections is the fun part. I came across some really interesting blogs that I'm now following. I haven't gone through a third of the blogs listed 'cause I stopped to check out the other blogs people selected. Hoping I can get through them as the days go by.

  4. I like this: I want you to know that when I am visiting your blog, I see you. Very cool. And yes, I blog for connection and input and HELP from those who read.

  5. That's the great thing about leaving comments with links. When I read a blog post, and someone leaves a comment I agree with, or brings up an interesting point of view, it's just another way to connect with others.