Monday, March 14, 2011

The First Step towards my Engagement with Social Media

         Prior to taking this class (and reading chapter one of Engage by Brian Solis), I do not think I realized the science that is social media today.  The first few pages labeled me a social media follower.  Right away I wanted to change this label; Engage has inspired me. Then it set me backwards once more when it said:  

"This is something so much deeper than anything I could cover "for dummies." It is a matter of taking the easy route versus immersion.Success and Maturation is tied to the latter." 
(Solis xviii)

         Part of me thought there was an easy way, and that by sitting through class I would learn everything I needed to know.  This is not the case, in order to truly engage in social media, I cannot just sit back and absorb information.   There is not an easy way to master the art that is social media.  I am prepared do delve into social media and really try my best to understand it. 
         This book has also made me a world where jobs are hard to come across, social media may be the tool our generation needs to secure success.  It makes perfect sense that older workers will be looking to new graduates to understand social media at a very high level.  It is our job to be prepared to meet their expectations.  

My first step: Committing.

1 comment:

  1. I completely agree with you, my first step is definitely committing as well. I know if it weren't for this class, there is no way I would maintain a blog on my own. I hardly feel like I have the time and sometimes I even forget that I haven't updated my Twitter for a week or so. So then my thing becomes an update overload because I'm making up for that lost time.

    But after these first three posts, it's actually not as bad as I thought it would be. It's still the whole finding the time thing, but I think the commitment will come soon's just remembering that I have to do it.