Last month I passed the 4,000 follower mark. Today, I was asked how I did it.
“It’s simple,” I replied. “I’m just me.”
There was never a point to my @Wendy account. It’s my personal account. I remember @mello76 asking me once what I was trying to accomplish with it. There were tweets about social media, random thoughts in my head, photos – really anything I found interesting.
“Nothing,” I replied. “It’s just me.”
People are often surprised to find that the Wendy they meet in person is the one they’ve gotten to know online. Apparently, that’s not all that common. This baffles me, because it’s the easiest possible way to get through life. There’s no need to keep track of much if you’re just being you.
Five years later, people are surprised when I tell them my personal account has more of a following than the @yelpcalgary account that I manage.
Are you really that surprised?
Sure, one account’s got a couple of years on the other… but still…
Successful social media is about being as much of yourself as you can be. Because you’re interesting and real. All by yourself.
Don’t believe me? I triple dog dare you to come up with 100 reasons you’re incredibly boring.