I was wandering around social media, as I often do. Living a country song in real life: married to a Hunkster Hubster, my faithful companion Buddy [my Border Collie]; a productive week of sorts [battle my demon of "anxiety" caused by the realization that BULLYING is alive and well in some toxic corporate cultures that are so cloaked in manipulation and a play on words, causing it to be very difficult to prove::... EUREKA! After a great deal of reading, researching on a potpourri of organizations, help associations, evaluations, discussions and distinguishable by authentication by psychologists, psychiatrists, therapists or medical practitioners ] they all basically agree that IF YOU THINK YOU ARE/HAVE BEEN BULLIED you likely are/have. ]
Take a look at this YouTube post by my content source favorite: MASHABLE [which I reSHARE their content on Twitter faithfully, with never an acknow- ledgement of even a #RT never mind a #ThankYou hashtag on the feed. Once, I had someone who was very observant that I tended to share @Mashable content consistently asked whether I belonged to Mashable.com or an affiliate of a compensated kind: aka Brand Ambassador ].
HEREIN is my comment, nestled among three really stupid ones ::... which makes me ponder if only gamers pay attention to Mashable. Here I am a white, 50something, Canadian, Lady [how unique can one get on Social Media eh?] a solid follower of Mashable's since I can't remember when? Likely, far at the beginning when I just grooved to the beat of their vibes from their posts: unique, coolio, informative, positive or bizarre [pick your own perception of this really cool e-zine online!! ]. It is my intent to become a Brand Ambassador of sorts: which usually include:
- Informative, helpful, unique, inspiring, bizarre content under one umbrella
- A cache of intellectually stimulating content
- Attractive to a distinct, talented crew of writers, assemblers and ensemble
- Provides a wealth of information to sop up and absorb
- Has created a groove and a beat that resounds among a hipster or yuppy
- Is unrelated to race, country, politic, faith, color, educated or economics
- Has the gift of the spirit of sharing by creating share-friendly buzz
- Is more about the name "Mashable" than any singular contributor, artist, writer, innovator, video, mainstream oriented - NOT - material
- Eye catching wording or visuals, it begs to be clicked on
- Appeals to the curious, knowledge junkies, innovative, creative types.
Have a look with my comment after you take a look at the video link:
Brilliant!! [ HEY! Who are the Bozos commenting here? ] I noticed the clear tribute to Hyatt which is signifying that this was "sponsored by" Hyatt ::.... which in social media terms means: "PAID for by" .... I think that authenticity and credibility would go a far longer way if every Brand Ambassador, Blog, Website or Social Media Brand [ think: instaGRAM as what I consider "the universal endorsement" social media site ] ::.... if it was REQUIRED to show in Profile that u are paid by a Brand 4 what U tweet or share.
Another gem I uncovered while letting the content follow through on the headline after garnering a click:
It's no wonder the most prolific personalities or brands online are actively followed and sought. There is so much abundance of information that allows you to discover a deeper insight to your own being by what attracts you and then ultimately you attract in kind.
A giving bunch who belong to the inner sanctuary of the giving kind. Not of financial means, more often abundance thin by monetary value but rich beyond imagination by having something in common: helping others or helping the world become a better place.
By observing your own stats with some sort of frequency, if not any kind of regularity, you can reach and get in touch with what others want to hear from you about. Mine have been sitting there as plain as day or the sparkle of sunshine. Understanding what it means is a great discovery.
Take a look at the numbers. My consistent mass hails from Brazil. Maybe a sign that this is the place where my soul aligns. Or, if more pragmatic, objective observation is where you're inclined, the simple fact that Google's blogspot features easily translation, that removes restriction of reach by language distinction.
Brazil loves and keeps on giving the love to "Build a 30-60-90 Day Plan". More instructional than philosophical, it lays out how to do just that. Even to this day, Google is often my best online friend. As it gets to know me, successful results abound. Closer to what I have had in mind then my mind knew.
Taking a queue from my faithful crowd: what is the content they most enjoy or find of value? The ingredients to a successful sales path. Less philosophizing and more educational. You have a feel for what you are looking for whenever you are creating the content, the report, the analysis, the research, yet until you see it emerge does it create a spotlight.
I will proceed in the coming days on writing a more instructional blog on how to forecast accurately and consistently ::.... primarily geared towards the sales professional or those that aspire to be.