Social Media Networking Strategy #1: Be a Social Media Anthropologist

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Brian Solis Principle of “Future Works” and Social Media expert

Anthropology is the study of humanity. Within this discipline lurks the often maligned and always second guessed social anthropologist. Social anthropologist examine cultures, dissect cultures within cultures, and attempt to posit and theorize answers to why a society or people live within a structure of their making.

Brian Solis’s, no nonsense Social Media expert, article “Will the Real Social Media Expert Please Stand Up” is an in depth valuable assessment of social media systems landscape. According to Solis:

“Social media is about sociology and the understanding that with the new social tools available to us, we can more effectively observe the cultures of online communities and listen to and respond directly to people within the communities.”

Strategy to Engage

1. Stop pushing your sales pitch, thoughts, or agenda at people

2. Start listening to the conversation within a Social Media community

3. Contribute and talk to people within the Social Media community you wish to engage

4. Assess what the conversation involves, how to contribute, and what to listen to within the community

5. Give your value, contribute this value to the conversation

6. Monitor the conversation and watch for acceptance and response to your value give

7. Respect, honesty, and support will lead to trust within the community for you and your contributions

8. Become a Sociologist. Understand the group aka community. According to Solis “everything they (community) do is reflective of those they want to engage and embrace”

Wired.com How-To Wiki Is A Blog Content Dream Tool

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One of the top concerns expressed by fledgling bloggers as they decide whether to take the plunge into the blogosphere is “How will I ever find enough to write about on my blog?” One great tool that should alleviate that problem is Wired.com fantastic and fascinating How-To Wiki. Everything from how to copy a DVD to Greening your rooftop to tapping a phone line.

Just Like a Wiki

You too can add an article of your own how to to this wiki and collaborate with Wired editors “adding to our library of projects, hacks, tricks and tips.”

1. Create an Article guidelines here

2. Propose a How-To Article here

Where To Find Additional Content Ideas

3. Search the How-To Wiki here

4. Search 500 Categories here

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Blogburst Blog Syndication Service: Traffic And Exposure On A World Stage

Blogburst is a service that any serious blogger must explore. It provides a channel for your content directly to major media news agencies across the globe. The following story is a blogburst success story as it provides exposure for my work, promotes a well deserving friend’s work, and gives many people a look at what they can accomplish. The article on John’s public speaking was written on June 27, 2008.

John Harper of the Harper Team in Danville, California was the subject of my last article about how to become an expert and go to source for your community through public speaking. In the article “Realtor John Harper Keynote Speaking Strategy: Become An Expert And Go To Source For Your Community” I chronicled John’s next workshop and how he is building a public speaking platform within his business.

Blogburst

Blogburst is a content aggregation service aka free lance that is by membership only. You submit your blog, stand alone blogs only sorry, and they determine if you have the traffic and content that would interest their media clientele. Their clientele numbers over 100 publications with some of the big names being the Wall St. Journal; Reuters News Agency; Nielsen; FoxBusiness News; IBS; Chicago Sun-Times and many others.

The article I produced on John today was published on my stand alone blog at deansguide.wordpress.com and on Active Rain.

Great News From FoxBusiness.com

Today’s article on John Harper “Realtor John Harper Keynote Speaking Strategy; Become An expert And Go To Source For your Community” has been published and placed on FoxBusiness News through deansguide.wordpress.com.

Link to John’s article: http://www.foxbusiness.com/blog.html?bbPostId=Cz3n1x0G10FSiB3b1kZdDsSWFCz4TsGs26ij6hCzBKOY7W2RXYO

Congratulations John!

For More Information

If you have a stand alone blog and you are curious as to my experience with blogburst, feel free to contact me. I have over 100 of my deansguide.wordpress.com articles published on Blogburst from Reuters; Nielsen; Chicago Sun-Times; FoxBusiness; Computer Shopper; and IBS which represents many NBC television affiliates around the country.