How To: Think like a social media newbie

Social Media NewbiesI love social media newbies. I really really do.

Sure sometimes they abuse the platforms, make mistakes, and piss everyone off, but that’s all part of the learning process. We’ve all made mistakes but the fact that we learned from them and added it to our own personal best practices is what matters.

They’re excited and they want to learn everything as quick as possible. They hit the RT & Like buttons with gusto and are always trying out new things. They have the desire to see how far platforms can take them and what they’re capable of.

It’s so easy to get into a rut. To have a set way of doing things and be resistant to change. It’s easy to say “I know the best way because it’s my  way” and think everyone else is an idiot.

I know you’re guilty of this from time to time because I’m guilty of it too. We all are, it’s just part of our self-interested human nature, but we can do better.

Social media is about sharing and learning. It’s about getting connected and finding new, interesting, or meaningful things every day. It’s about adding a dash of that human touch the digital age has taken away.

Let’s all keep an eye out for better ways to do things, to test the limits of what can be done and never stop asking questions. Let’s be more like social media newbies and less like social media mavens, experts, gurus, rockstars, ninjas, pirates, or whatever.

Thanks for reading,
Josh “Shua” Peters

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    I’ve been there, once a newbie. I’ve done all the mistakes you have mentioned. Am glad am over that stage.

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