Everything you do online will contribute to building your online reputation. I’ve been working online since 2009 and when I look back at some of the mistakes I have made along the way it makes me cringe.
Today is one of those days that I am shaking my head at myself. You see when I first started working online, I was told by the “leaders” (notice leaders is in quotes cause I don’t really think they were leaders) to make as many social contacts as possible and get your join link out there. Now in retrospect, I can see what a bad decision that was at the time. I have thousands of social networking connections whom I have never spoken with except to send them a “Hello, let’s connect and here is a link to look at.” DUMB DUMB DUMB! I am actually embarrassed by some of my early connection attempts. If you were one of them, I apologize now…….
But, with all the social mistakes I made, there was one thing I did correctly. I built a base of good content. Some of the content was blatant advertising but, for the most part, much of the content contained some good points. This part of my marketing history I feel I accomplished the goal of delivering interesting and helpful marketing tips. Much of this content is located at two social marketing networks: IMfaceplate and ApSense plus our other blog Turning Up The Heat.
Now days, there is Skype. Skype seems to dominate the social marketing networks. I believe because people like the instantaneous response time that Skype will dominate for a long time. I, personally, am in dozens of Skype rooms and have watched many folks have absolute melt downs ruining their online reputation with a few poorly chosen words or combative conversations. You should be constantly aware, your peers are watching and you are always building your online reputation.
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