If you haven’t read Chris Brogan’s post about doing it wrong then go on over there now and have a read. I’ll wait.
*tapping foot impatiently*
Good, I’m glad you’re back.
Can I tell you the only thing you can do wrong with Social Media? It’s to be unsociable. Last night I was at a Girls in Tech event, and I was surrounded by brilliant, inspired, strong and beautiful women (and Wm Marc). What was really interesting is that at the same time that we were talking blogs, PR and script (no, not the one that you’re trying to sell to the studios, the one that runs a website), there were some very young, very sedctive women being led into the back room for a casting session.
They (the casting girls) had amazing bodies and looked terribly uncomfortable walking through a room of 150 women.
I poked my head in the room and asked what the casting was for. It’s an Adidas sponsored party for the Superbowl.
Then I sorta felt sorry for the girls.
You see, they’re a few years from knowing that the women they scuttled past could have done more for their career than any of the men in the back room. Are you a short model? A quirky one? Maybe you have a scar? There were 150 women who all use images online, we buy them from photographers. There was an entrepreneur in the room that is the one to watch, and SVPs of OhMyGoodness having a gin and tonic.
But when you’re busy dressing for the boys, and buying into the myth that we’re in competition, you miss the connections.
And that would be blogging badly.