…As you would have them do unto you! I was just thinking about how appropriate that saying is for the world of social networking.
Are you an avid blog reader? I am. Do you scan peoples websites when are first introduced to them? I do. Do you have friends who are offering wonderful products and services? I do.
Then why not share that information with your circle of influence. Yes, you have a circle of influence. Those people who want to know what you are thinking, what you are up to and what they can learn from you. Better yet they want to be your friend.
You are already there, why not do it?
Share! And I'm not just talking about Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook although those are a great start. Take a moment to click the Stumbleupon button or the Digg button or go really wild and choose one of the 80 or so other social network sites.
One of my favorite words is reciprocity which is defined as a mutual or cooperative exchange of favors or privileges. It is also one of my favorite things about human nature – most of us are wired to help others and we want to return the favor to anyone who helps us.
So why not take the first step? I think you will be pleasantly surprised with the long term rewards you get.