Top Three Concerns of My Post Being Featured on RecruitingBlogs.com (Unresolved)


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:

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.


Thanks for commenting, tweeting, retweeting, posting, tagging, following and liking. More posts to come on Recruitalicious & Miss Early Bird.

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Comment by Meagan Leddick on June 7, 2010 at 12:08pm
I too hope to launch to international blog fame...any ideas on how to break into this area?
Comment by Ali Webster on June 7, 2010 at 6:31pm
Miles, thanks for the words of encouragement. You should definitely get copyrights on "the half-life of a Twitter conversation is less than a May fly" So true.
Comment by Ali Webster on June 7, 2010 at 6:34pm
Oh Meagan, international stardom is not in the cards for me & I don't have ANY expertise in the area. But maybe someone following these comments does have advice for you?
Comment by Slouch on June 7, 2010 at 6:48pm
You should seek out Jerry Albright and on twitter @jerry_albright He is an international polka star and he moonlights as a recruiter who by the way hates twitter but can't quite come to terms with shutting it all down. Meagan, you should contact him and see how he has managed it. Miles, see you tomorrow in Boston.
Comment by Trish on June 8, 2010 at 11:41am
Ali, when I stared my blog I felt like you do. Once I had a post get some attention I wondered how in the world I pulled that off and more importantly, how in the world would I do it again. Many, many posts later I can tell you my strategy. I write what I think and feel. Sometimes that resonates more with others, sometimes it doesn't. I look at a blog as the big picture. You may write nine posts that are good or just ok but that tenth one will be the home run. Don't worry about it. Speak from the heart. Be genuine. Don't worry if you're an expert or not, just write what you know and be factual. The rest just falls into place.
#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.
Comment by Ali Webster on June 8, 2010 at 6:47pm
Trish, so much advice packed into one comment! Thanks for taking the time to share your experience & reminding me to keep things in perspective by considering the bigger picture.

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