Monday, May 20, 2013

life (layhf) | the social experiment

2, 655.  That is the total number of people I'm linked to through my social sites.  Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Instagram and Pinterest.  That is a shit (pardon my francais) load of people. I'm not going to do, what everyone expects me to do - which is freak out (name that movie).

But seriously, I'm not going to start un-friending people.  Instead I'm going to do the complete opposite.  I'm going to get personal.  I'm going to email, message and ping every single one of those people (okay, okay most of the people).  Why?  Because these days it's so easy to "friend", "follow" or "connect" with someone you're acquainted with without ever creating a meaningful relationship.

The most important thing I've learned since establishing myself in the professional world, is that you have to create meaningful relationships.  Every introduction, every handshake, every non-chalant hello can make a world of difference in your life.  So if you and I are connected virtually don't be surprised if you see a note from me to say "Hello".


|Do you keep in contact with all of your online connections? How do you build meaningful relationships?|

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