Painful mistakes ahead. Steer clear!
Let’s face it: Social media can be hard. In other words, there are ample opportunities to suck. (How’s that for an attention-grabber?)
I’ve been on Twitter longer than 86% of current users. I’ve been using the service since January 24th, 2007. My first tweet was, “Figuring out how this thing works…” Profound, I know.
I stayed up until 12:01a the night Facebook rolled out vanity URLs. As fast as I was, someone was faster. I wanted http://facebook.com/justin, but ended up with http://facebook.com/justinwise. Such is life, I guess.
I’ve been blogging in some fashion since 2007. My estimate puts my blogging post count somewhere around 1500 posts. Not Steven King-prolific, but it’s a healthy average nonetheless.
Why I Wrote This Ebook
Why do I share these stats with you? To show you that, regardless of my social media longevity, I’ve made big, glaring, obvious, and painful mistakes. The majority of the time I’ve been using social media has been one giant experiment. I want you to learn from my blunders.
But, as Thomas Edison once famously stated, “I haven’t failed, I’ve just found 10,000 ways that didn’t work.” And that’s why I wrote this ebook: To show you what doesn’t work. To cast a big spotlight on the mistakes I made in the hopes that you won’t make the same ones.
Simply put, I want you to go farther, faster.
I promise to never sell or share your email address. I don’t take the privilege of coming to your inbox lightly. Your email address is safe! No spam. Only meat!