Social Media: No Need To Get Blogged Down

“Social Media & Your Business: A Phase or the Future?” enjoyed a solid and receptive turnout on Thursday night at the Oak Park Public Library. About 30 people, mostly business owners, attended and learned a ton from Sherri Lasko of Sunspot Marketing and, I hope, at least a few pounds’ worth from me.

I learned a bunch myself, including this reminder: people are at a loss when it comes to blogging–and it need not be so. We polled the audience and found:

13 were on LinkedIn,
10 were on Facebook,
And four were on Twitter.

The grand tally of folks who blog: zero, zilch, nada, one big, fat goose egg.

As much as I have seen the collective reluctance to blog, I was somewhat astonished that not even one soul raised a hand to claim themselves as being an active citizen of the blogosphere.

Below is a 55-second excerpt of my blog-encouragement, which was a riff off of a tongue-in-cheek hand-out I provided on Blog Schmog: Why You Absolutely, Positively Don’t Have to Blog.

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Coming May 28: Social Media Workshop

On Thursday, May 28, I will be co-presenting a workshop, “Social Media & Your Business: A Phase or the Future?” at the Oak Park Public Library.

To learn more, click on the image to the left. Better yet, right-click it, save it to your desktop and share it with others who may benefit from the session. That would be social media in action.

Along with Sherri Lasko, in the workshop I will provide an easy-to-follow introduction to the various social media services and how they can benefit individuals, organizations and businesses.

The workshop begins at 7 p.m. and will go until 8:30 p.m. It’ll be fun, illuminating and will employ layman’s language, so you won’t get a headache from techno-geek-speak.