I’m taking your questions and comments that I loved from October. Woot! Ready?
“Are there any specific apps that you use to manage your social networks? I have 3 online personalities. Tech reviews, Art videos, and personal. And it’s all way too much for me to handle. I’d like to have accounts for each at least on Facebook and Twitter but the process of logging in and out of each account is driving me crazy.”
I’m not really sure why you’re doing all that logging in and out because both Facebook and Twitter have the ability to easily switch out of different personalities. If we’re talking about mobile, you can all the Twitter handle credentials into the app and switch in and out. And then if you download the Facebook Pages app, you can easily manage your Facebook page profiles. No logins and passwords required every time. I also like Buffer App and Hootsuite a lot for management on the computer, research and content scheduling.
“If I’m asked for a business card I usually just say “oh crap just gave out the last 10 but more on the way” impresses people. (Never had any to begin with.)”
Hilarious! I love it! Look in demand if you forget your business cards or never have them by telling people you ran out. I would probably not do this all the time, but for those special cases where you want to look in demand! Oh yes, great idea. Thanks Brian!
“You’re so smart how old are you? Seems like you have had tons of social media training. I need to sign up for what you did to get so smart.”
Well the first step is watching my videos! Also, if you want to get into an industry you have to do research. Don’t just think you know it all. Start reading and keep reading. It’s the best way to get ahead.
“How can you know who shared (your content)? And then connect with them? I have a new blog that’s getting some shares but I have no idea how to connect with the people doing the share.”
- Trish Allen
Some networks make this easy and others, not as much. But you should always have a running search in Twitter for your blog URL. For me that would be “savvysexysocial.com”, that way any information from my site no matter how the end of the URL looks will show up in that search. That’s a great way for tracking Twitter but as far as the rest of the Internet I definitely recommend Google Alerts. You should already have these set up with your industry, your name, your business name, your URL, etc. so you can always get notified if something shows up about you in search. Great for crisis management.
“I prefer anonymity on YouTube for professional reasons. I don’t have anything to sell or a brand as such. I do think videos where people show their faces, get more watchers, would you agree? The last thing I’d put out there is my full name, also for work reasons and to protect the rest of my family.”
Being anonymous online, especially YouTube, can work but makes your job a lot harder when building a brand. The personal connection is harder to achieve. So you have to create really great, flawless content, become known for your anonymity and make it fun. And you also need to work a lot harder to put out more content. It’s tough but hopefully you will be in a place someday to show off your face!