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Social Media Roundup: Don't Get Too Comfortable

By / Jan 7, 2013 (Comstock/Thinkstock)

Nothing good ever came from sitting around and doing nothing, so get moving, couch potatoes. Also: Why it’s time to stop making excuses to not do social media.

Not feeling motivated right now? Consider this post a kick in your pants.

You may feel like today’s a good day to be lazy, but no, we’re not gonna settle for that. Get moving. Change the world. And once you’ve changed it, you can go back to watching 15-year-old reruns of Seinfeld, knowing that (unlike the cast of that show), you did something.

More on that, and why you need to get your social media presence moving in 2013, in today’s Social Media Roundup:

Get Started

You know the feeling. You’re in boob-tube mode or a food coma, and you basically sit around useless for the entire day. You could do something else, but you don’t know if it’s worth the effort. Now imagine that feeling regarding a big idea. It works the same way, right? Fear or laziness keeps you stagnant, but if you put your mind to it and follow through, you could do something great. That’s the argument Seth Godin makes in an interview with Social Media Examiner’s Michael Stelzner. “The things that are around us today—like the podcasts we listen to, or the blogs we read, or the brand of computer we would like to buy—none of these things were around a few years ago,” Stelzner writes regarding the interview. “This means that the person who chose to do it woke up with the idea, thought it might not work, but chose to do it anyway.” What if you chose to do it anyway? You’d get a lot further, right? (ht @CSAEBC)

Make Time for Social Media

One place you can make this sort of effort is with social media. If you’re sitting on the sidelines, Velvet Chainsaw’s Donna Kastner argues on Cvent, you’re missing out on a great opportunity to go further. “While most people still bumble and fumble on social networks,” she argues, “if you invest time to master this channel, social networks can actually help improve productivity. For starters, it’s a great platform to develop a think tank of experts. Got a problem? Check in with your think tank for recommendations.” Don’t have time for social media? Make time. Simple as that. (ht @VelChain)

How have you taken on the world today? Let us know in the comments.

Ernie Smith

Ernie Smith is the social media journalist for Associations Now, a former newspaper guy, and a man who is dangerous when armed with a good pun. More »

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