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Social Media and The Circus
| Posted: Wednesday, November 11, 2009
When I was younger I used to love going over the grounds of the circus...after the circus had left the area. You'd think that I'd enjoy when the circus more when it was there, but this was not the case as when the circus was in town, I was restricted to the "events" as they were dictated by the circus owners. I could only go so close to the animals, afford to buy so much cotton candy and enjoy a show for a limited time.
You see, after the circus left was when all the fun really started. That's where the restricted use of real people and animals were gone and the wonderful world of imagination and discovery came into being. I'd wander around the grounds and pick up trinkets and tchotchkes that were left behind...and make up my own stories and world of fun. And it wouldn't cost me anymore, or restrict me as to what was actually happening.
How do you see the world of social Media around you? What do you enjoy most as you enter the possibilities? Are you restricted or stuck with how other present your options - whether via Twitter, FaceBook, LinkedIn or other network (or other social engagement like YouTube or publishing? Or do you allow yourself to engage a world where anything is possible or available if you think things through well enough...
As you consider your next steps in your business’s marketing or social media plans, think about what you'd have regardless of restrictions or rules, and begin there. Then, place practical steps to getting there...it's your choice. Enjoy the circus on your terms, or be a circus because you are living on other people's terms...