Archive for January, 2011

Social Media Overwhelmed!!!!!

Ok, so I admit it! I teach Social Media to REALTORS and how to time manage. I give them tips, tricks,etc and I see the “Deer in the Headlights” look staring back at me….  When I ask them later what they thought….”OVERWHELMED” is a resonating comment! “Where do I begin?”, they say. I answer back, “Just take one bite at a time, swallow, savor and then take another bite!” Don’t try to do all of it at once! 

I am a FRAUD!!! I am sitting here starting to implement my 2011 marketing plan which is to take the time to learn WordPress and plug-ins. Plus I want to make my blog a habit for me!  But instead, I am googling what I need to put on my site and the how-to’s. Now, I feel that bile rising up in my throat, head throbbing, eyes-crossed panic feeling! My pulse is rising because I am just as OVERWHELMED as those agents that are just starting to use Social Media. I am not even listening to my own advice I give out!!!

 I’ve been scared of it because of my own stupidity. I am not a Jeff Turner, Gahlord Dewald, Todd Carpenter, Dale Chumbley, Brian Copeland, Nicole Nicolay or my other numerous Social Media friends that have stratosphere IQ’s. (I know they are getting a good chuckle out of this) I don’t know how to write code…. My niche in Social Media is not in the development of it, but of taking products already out there and implementing them to use in my Social Media plan.  Using their stuff and putting my own marketing spin on it~I relate that to agents that all the time & they love it.

I am getting quite a bit of  business leads through Social Media, but I know I need to step it up a notch. Hence taking the time to finally start to learn WordPress!

I know in our business that knocking on doors or calling on FSBO’s was not in my comfort zone of getting leads.  But it works, just not for everyone. The same thing can apply to Social Media….one area of Social Media may feel more comfortable to you! But I am going to step out of my comfort zone, over come my own self-induced paralyis & ignorance, and learn this darn thing!!!

So my FB friends or my Tweeps out there now you know my goal! Be forwarned, I may need to tweet or post out my frustration as I learn!

Happy Social Media Posting to you all!

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