This post isn’t going to be inflammatory, walking you through the ABC’s of why Twitter is good and why you should use it (although you should).
Rather, the post is here to make you think about Twitter in a way that you might not have before – to use as a scouting and hiring tool. What better a way to find the latest new influencers in social media?
And now without further ado…I give you – Patricia Mayo.
I’ve probably just become the envy and bane of every desk-chained slave of the corporate world… (please don’t hate me!)
Hi! I’m Patricia Mayo, and I get paid to do the stuff most get fired for doing. Officially, my title is “Social Media Strategist.” But really I just stick my head in the clouds, pull out great ideas, and play with those sites you probably need a proxy to visit at work.
My apologies in advance if I end up getting you fired… *sheepish grin*
How did I get such a great gig? Well – chances are you have already seen my work.
Blazing a Trail in New Media
I have ghostwritten countless search engine optimized articles, copy for websites, ebooks, and ever so infamous five page sales letters. As “Miche” I problogged at Audeamus for Creative Weblogging, which snagged a front page on The Issue and was named a top Social Entrepreneurship blog a few times.
I have also edited Master New Media’s articles, videos, and newsradar. ProBlogger recently featured my guest post “Tired of (Promoting) Your Blog? Flip It” as one of 13 submissions picked out of over 100 submitted in response to his open opportunity for guesting.
Nowadays I’m just a few inches away from launching ComHacker, a blog to help you get what you want out of what you do online, and co-host the WordPress Weekly podcast. Of course, that isn’t the end-all be-all to my story. For more, you can read Dan Pennington’s interview of me on Associated Content.
Yep, I’m pretty much everywhere all at once. The sad part is, that’s not even a quarter of the stuff with my name on it 😉 But honestly, I owe the majority of my recent success to Twitter.
I <3 Twitter
Why do I love Twitter? Let me count the ways…
Thanks to Darren Rowse of ProBlogger tweeting about the open guesting opportunity as it was posted, my submission was the ninth one completed, and one of the first to get picked. The early bird gets the worm!
Brad Williams – Mr. SnapFoo (yes he’s so awesome he deserves a Mr. before the site name) – tweeted about the WordPress Weekly podcast. I tuned in, and ended up being grilled in the after show. Apparently they liked what I had to say.
Of course, I’ve gotta send some love to all the tweeple who saw my tweeted works in progress and sent paying freelance work my way. That’s just plain awesome 😀 And I’ve been able to fulfill those orders because I found a few great developers through my gig post at the Startupers site, prompted by Startupers following me on Twitter.
And interestingly enough, apparently going from 3 followers to over 200 followers in less than a month is notable – because that’s pretty much how I qualified for this gig at NowSourcing.
Best of luck in all your endeavors – and I’m certainly looking forward to helping you be a raving success too!