Working Social Media Stiff
I’ve been doing social media work for almost two years now. And only recently have I really experienced a sense of community on the net. Not surprisingly, these are from Moms who want to share photos of their kids.
But more than anything, it’s made me realize just how valuable it is to acknowledge people—just to say yes, i see what you did there and what you’re trying to show me. it’s really minor and i’m sure that all the social media gurus in the world will see this as a completely useless metric. But meeting my community for the first time, their first reaction was “you always respond to me.” like they were surprised.
and of course, there is still a huge chunk of people who want a response now and it has to be yes to what they were asking—i’ll just take that. it’s the very twee You see me.
and though, I’ve discovered that I like the content planning and even the media planning (how am i going to streeeeeeeeeeeeetch this budget?) This might be the closest thing to the favorite part of my work.
Probably because I am still so enamored of social networks and the internet, and I still feel a little pop of joy when someone likes a post or retweets me or whatever. I like the thought that I may have made someone happy.
and yes from the safety of my computer.
maybe i can do this IRL. maybe.