At a young age I came under the influence of Christopher Robin, Pooh, Pigglet, Tigger, Owl, Eeyore, Roo, Kanga and the 100 Acre Wood. The birthday celebrations, windy days and other adventures were a source of awe and wonder as an infant and toddler.
Reading lots of other blogs and tweetstreams observing how others create, I thought: “What has Winnie the Pooh taught me that applies to Social Media?”
Here’s my list:
1.) Share willingly – Even the sometimes obstinate Pooh would yield his “huny” pot to another interested friend eventually. Share what you have it’s part of who you are.
2.) It’s not how many but, the quality of friends, fans, followers – Pooh has eight friends, total. Am I suggesting you limit yourself? No. Just try to keep your connections as real as possible. Following spam /non-human accounts just dilute the quality of what you are talking about.
3.) Take time to care – There is something amazing about Social Media. You seem to get more the more you give. Taking time to “stop by and check” on someone can be powerful and connecting. Might even result in an adventure or party.
4.) Don’t get too bothered – You will have a difference of opinion, maybe with someone more famous than you. It’s okay. Don’t let it ruffle your feathers.
Now that I have a child all this sharing and caring seems to have some extra meaning. What has Pooh taught you about Social Media? Leave me a comment.
P.S. If you didn’t know (and I didn’t until I wrote this post): A new Winne the Pooh movie is due out this Summer and it’s NOT in 3-D!