Social Media Techniques You Can Begin Using Tonight Cindy Royal, Ph.D Assistant Professor Texas State University School of Journalism and Mass Communication [email_address] www.cindyroyal.com www.onthatnote.com cindytech.wordpress.com twitter.com/cindyroyal facebook.com/cindyroyal
Care about something
Be sincere; authentic
Have a point of view
You can't fake true passion
Once you find your true passion, use social media to express yourself; develop personal brand
Start a Blog
Blogging allows you to explore your passion, improve writing skills, communicate with others who share your interest
Explore the topic and become current, eventually an authority
Blogger is simple; Wordpress allows you to add pages that make it more like a Website
Free; but pay for a custom domain
Allows you to have a Web site without knowing how to make one
Can customize via templates or CSS if you know it
You can add photos, video, links, other social features
Tag posts with appropriate key terms to help others find your content
None of these strategies will work if you don't have passion, a sincere interest in what you are doing.
You can't just sign up for one of these accounts and sit back and wait. You must put in time and effort.
Follow trends in your interest area as well as social and online media. Be aware of changes, new technologies.
Be open-minded. Be creative
Become an active member of the community
Help others with their social presence
Some Twitter follow recommendations TX State faculty twitter.com/cindyroyal twitter.com/dquack twitter.com/jonzmikly twitter.com/mairalg twitter.com/txst - that's the official txstate twitter Professional Media twitter.com/nytimes twitter.com/wired twitter.com/smashingmag twitter.com/techcrunch twitter.com/statesman twitter.com/universitystar Other people/organizations twitter.com/jeffjarvis twitter.com/jayrosen_nyu twitter.com/aejmc twitter.com/ojr twitter.com/sxswi twitter.com/scobleizer twitter.com/thepeoplesmedia