“If it were easy, everyone would be doing it” is a common phrase. But those were the words spoken to me and encouraged me to continue doing what I do. The person who uttered that phrase to me over a cup of coffee was none other than Ted Rubin, and I thank him for pointing out the obvious to me.
I would have never had the opportunity to meet Ted Rubin if it weren’t for Deidre Drewes, who blog post was published on the Pivot Con site. I would have never been introduced to Deirdre Drewes had I not met Ric Dragon, who introduced me to the UsGuys on Twitter. I would have never met Ric Dragon had I not attended BlogWorld in New York, and I would have never attended BlogWorld had it not been for social media. By the way, the UsGuys group is an incredibly encouraging and engaging group, and I hope to meet them all one day!
I’ve had the great opportunity to meet many other people in real life too, all through the power of social media. Social media is a great bridge to social interaction in real life, and I think that is its greatest strength. Social media has the ability to put you in contact with more people than you ever thought possible, but it is only the door. You have to do the rest to complete the circle and foster the relationships you’ve just made.
I don’t think I’m saying anything new here, but just like Ted did with me, sometimes the obvious just needs to be said.
What do you think the greatest strength of social media is? What incredible people have you met in real life through social media?