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11.12.2010

Social Media Free- Week: A Rundown

Last week I decided to go without Facebook, Twitter, or Blogging.  My purpose was to see how beneficial social media is in my business and life.  In the beginning I felt a little lonely, I was conditioned to share with my online network events of my day, articles I found interesting, where I was, etc.  Toward the end of the week I was relishing in my freedom.  This week off was good, I did have more time to tackle things on my to-do list.  You know all the stuff that takes 10 minutes but is pushed aside to be on Twitter?  That got done.  

I was more productive, if you measure that by crossing items off a list.  Although that's not what our world is about anymore.  It is about relationships and if you are not visible, then you are forgotten.  I could (and did for a few days) extend my time off line.  This month is probably going to be slower than past months because I plan to be at the Showhouse 4 days a week.  But it is important to maintain and grow relationships online.  I learn a lot from my online friends - they share amazing information that I may not have run across otherwise.  I got 11 new Twitter followers.  My weekly business goals were cut by 4 immediately, since those all relate to social media.  

Here are some stats for you for the week I was MIA:
  • 11 new Twitter Followers
  • A Curated Lifestyle suffered, -33.5% of Visits compared with the week before (all analytics were down significantly).  
  •  CapellaKincheloe.com did better, probably because I was getting press from my presentation at Miami Circle Marketplace.  Strangely, the only area that the % declined was in new visits.  Hmmm.

I feel like I missed out a little, but everyone needs a vacation.  Here is what I learned: 1) I need to be more efficient and productive in my social media interactions 2) I need a plan, so it doesn't take over.  3) I am not sure how to accomplish 1 & 2 yet, but by Lavish I hope to have some greater insights for you.  

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