I’ve got the ham and black eyed peas on the burner as I sit here reflecting on the strangeness that was 2011. I don’t know about you but I am happy to have kicked last year to the curb! It was a difficult one on many fronts…
A BIG positive note for me was the development of this blog, The Social Freelancer ™. I have enjoyed posting regularly (a first for me!) and the interaction of people all over the world via social media (Facebook, Twitter, Youtube).
One thing I have learned on my blogging journey is this:
Nobody is “great” right out of the gate.
Below are links to five posts that were “successful” in my mind. I believe they met their intended goals in a concise, “reader friendly” writing style. These are not necessarily the posts that got the most traffic (although a few of them did quite well). These are posts that I am proud of, looking back at the past year.
Which of these posts do you like best? Worst? Why? Please comment below, thanks for visiting The Social Freelancer ™
Here they Are! Top 5 of 2011 from The Social Freelancer ™:
1. About 2012: What Will You Do?“What will I do?” It’s really the only question. Years ago I made a New Year’s resolution to never make another New Year’s resolution! It worked. No longer do I make the big proclamation. Instead I try to focus on small things, small steps that can lead to a bigger result.
2. Why Social Media Matters and How Marketing Doesn’t Change
Getting just a little knowledge one time and then thinking you’ve got it all figured out doesn’t “cut it” in these difficult economic times where EVERYONE is struggling to be heard above the noise in social media.
3. 5 Reasons We’re Afraid of Networking – How to Avoid the Negativity Spiral
Why is it a spiral? Because once you “buy into” one negative idea, it becomes easier to believe them all. Conversely, once you realize the fallacy of one negative thought, it gets easier to dismiss all five.
4. Top 5 Sites for Learning About and Coping with Social MediaMy advice? Visit these sites on a weekly basis, do your homework and then jump on in. The water’s fine, but you have to know how to swim.
5. Should You Blog? Don’t Be Fooled, It’s a JOBBlogging is a natural extension for me. That’s not the case with most people as we all have unique gifts in life. lt’s important to be honest with yourself when making a commitment of your time and mental energy.
Fresh Tunes for 2012!
Indie Texas Rock and Blues …with a Groove
Trace Relations Debut CD ~ Prosperity Street
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