It was a tough call, but I blocked God from following me on Twitter yesterday.
Over the past few weeks, I have talked with more than a dozen people who are reluctant to engage in social media. Most have Twitter and Facebook accounts, but they don’t want to engage. They cite the number of “Friend” requests from unknown individuals and some “followers” who are off-the-wall, such as my notification from “above.”
Thankfully, a Tweet from Mashable provides wisdom from Soren Gordhamer that is very helpful for those of us who are embracing social media but still have some trepidations. Soren blogs for the Huffington Post and is author of Wisdom 2.0: Ancient Secrets for the Creative and Constantly Connected.
Essentially, Soren tells us to make social media work for our needs and not let it control our lives. He takes a lot of stress out of the process by helping formulate ways to effectively use both Twitter and Facebook. In my case, I have decided that Facebook will be a network of friends and colleagues who I know. My Twitter focus will center on PR blog-related topics and I’ll mostly follow individuals who are actively engaged in public relations.