Riding the Social Media Wave – from October 4 2004 to October 4 2011.
Does 7 years make you an expert in social media?
More than the same old drill. Tuesday October 4 marks 7 years I have been involved in social media and it will also be the start of the eighth year. I began with a pathetic blog post about visiting the dentist and have transformed my work and involvement into extensive involvement and application of social media for the advancement of employee engagement around the world.
Great platforms, great people. It has been a terrific platform to work with and an incredible way to foster learning, express myself, and make strong connections around the world. There are so many people I have had the honor to be involved with in social media, such as: John Junson, Scott H. Young, Phil Gerbyshak, Steve Roesler, Peter Hart, Max S. Brown, Lisa Haneberg, Rosa Say, the members of the Employee Engagement Network, and the list could go on and on. A big thank you to each of you for how you have influenced me over the last 7 years.
Over 2500 blog posts. I wrote well over 2500 blog posts that have helped me grow and mature as a writer. I was a paid blogger with Phil Gerbyshak for B5 Media on a blog called Slacker Manager. I appreciate the irony of the Slacker Manager name given my work in employee engagement for the past 5 years. I also had the honor of being involved in Rosa Say’s great Joyful Jubilant Learning cadre of writers.
Eclectic engagement in social media. I have created videos, podcasts, slide shares, You Tubes, webinars, e-books, and worked with Twitter, Facebook, Linked In, and now Google+. I am currently planning to create an interaction between social media and honeybees in hives during the summer of 2012.
The engaged global network. By far, the most rewarding endeavor has been founding and hosting The Employee Engagement Network. We now have 4250 members and continue to grow even during this time of splintered social media.
7 years and cheers. Social media has been a fantastic tool for the past 7 years and I look forward to seeing how it changes during the next 7 years. Tomorrow I will hoist a beer and give cheers and celebration for a great 7 years!
David Zinger began his involvement in social media at 50 years of age and is even more engaged in social media 7 years later.