• Thank you, Sheila!

    I agree with you — “having someone to share the journey with” is so important, not only for the camaraderie, but also for the accountability. And ONLY hanging out on social media sites and doing nothing else to build your business is like trying to bake a cake with only half the ingredients.

    On Twitter, FF means “Follow Friday” but in this case FF stands for “Fail Fast” if you follow these 9 Don’t’s. 🙂

  • You have build a great recipe for the FAST FAIL. The one that stands out is thinking that Social Media is the only marketing you need to do.

    I know some very successful entrepreneurs that do very little social media.

    Having a plan and a mentor or mastermind group to help you get that plan into action is a must! We all do better when we know where we are going and have someone to share the journey with.

    I love your don’ts list!

  • I’m with you, Elaine!

    I can tolerate and accept a little bit of “pitching” — after all, we’re small business owners and entrepreneurs. BUT those folks that try cramming (or should I say ‘spamming’?) sales pitch after sales pitch down my throat get flushed away in a big fat hurry.

    We’re all doing our best to “better” our best when it comes to social media marketing and that includes ME. 🙂

    Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts.

  • Thanks for the reminders! I have been guilty of some of the above. I would like to believe I am getting better at social media.
    I usually ignore or delete the “sales pitch approach” people.


  • I sat on the fence for a while on this one, Fiona, deciding if I would craft a post about the DO’s or the DON’T’s.

    I think a lot of online marketers are aware of what they should be doing but not nearly aware enough of what they should NOT be doing.

    You know me — I usually try to focus on ways to have success. But today I thought I’d pepper in a post about ways to have “failure” .

    Thanks for your visit and now I’ve got to run over to your blog and read about Quora. I just joined a couple of days ago and my inbox has been jammed with people who are following me there now. 🙂

  • I love these what NOT to dos Melanie. Part of the learning cycle of social media marketing, is learning about what to do, but also what you shouldn’t be doing.

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