Very soon I'll be giving my first talk/speech/seminar (TSS) on the ins and outs of social media and networking. I LOVE talking about this, learning about this and sharing this.
I have to admit I was fairly late to the game for being a web nerd, but still earlier than the general public. I literally make websites for a living but just starting getting into Flickr, Yelp, Facebook and twitter about 4 years ago.
I started with Flickr, basically looking for a photo group here in Houston. Through a quick search I found a couple of groups and joined one. I went on a photo shoot and met these people in person. Through that I found out about Yelp and twitter. With each connection on those networks, my network grew exponentially.
I had originally created a Facebook account before any of the others, but I didn't get it. I didn't really know anyone else that was on Facebook so I guess it was lonely. I only "got" Facebook after my personal network grew through Flickr, twitter and Yelp.
Since then, I've been hooked. I plan to help/teach/share anything I can on what I know about social media and networking. My aim is at small businesses but anyone is welcome.
My next blog post will be about some of the topics I plan to cover in my TSS. See you then!