Over the weekend, I held a round table discussion with myself and my ego regarding what transpired last week. Let’s review the chain of events:
- On Monday, I was catching up on episodes of The Real Housewives of New Jersey.
- On Tuesday, I still thought it was Monday and my post, Top Three Concerns of Recruiters Using Twitter (Resolved), was published on Recruitalicious.
- On Wednesday, I was having coffee with my Google Reader when I saw Sirona Says' post Recruiter: Who would follow me on Twitter? I’m not that interesting. For the rest of the day, I alternated among Sirona Says, Recruitalicious, RecruitingBlogs &ERE.net, refreshing each site and begging someone (anyone?) to comment.
- On Thursday, I received my regular daily email from Maren Hogan and was super confused when the subject line was the title of my post.
- On Friday, @Monster_WORKS congratulated me for being featured on Monster 5 for Friday, a weekly recap of the top 5 news items from the world of human resources and employment.
While my ego dreams of blogosphere stardom, my true self only has concerns:
- No subsequent posts of mine will evoke an equal response from community members and certainly not elicit attention from people I admire (i.e. Trish McFarlane, Kris Dunn, Susan Strayer)
- I will be much less productive at home and at work due to the constant urge to Google myself.
- The message and conversation regarding recruiters using Twitter has already been forgotten.
When I started managing our Twitter account, I enjoyed experimenting but did not expect results in terms of our recruitment process. When I took over LinkedIn & Facebook, I loved starting these thoughtful discussions and posting stimulating articles but was often discouraged when there was no response. After hearing Jessica Lee speak at ERE's #SocialRecruiting Summit in New York, I became a believer in the impact of social media & social recruiting. I returned to work with renewed hope and more focus on strategic initiatives to gain traction in the social media space. I started blogging while hoping to infect others with my enthusiasm. Only eight posts later, I actually experienced what I’ve been reading, hearing and teaching about over the past year as a student and advocate of social media.
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#2 & #3- Don't spend time worry about googling yourself. As for the conversation already being forgotten on Twitter, not a chance. There are so few recruiters and HR pros actually using social media that it will take years for the masses to catch up. Just keep writing, learning and growing.