It’s November again and I can hardly believe another year is almost in the books. What a year it has been… New business, adjusting to a ton of personal changes and so many new and exciting opportunities in life. I am truly grateful and blessed…
Warning to reader – If you are expecting a normal social media marketing post from me, stop reading now. If you are expecting to read a traditional “Thanksgiving” post where the writer lists all the things they are thankful for, you may want to check Oprah for that. If you were thinking from the title, “uh oh, this guy is going to preach about God or something”, well you should stay, because I am no preacher.
HA! I always wanted to do some kind of reader warning in a blog post. Seemed like a great topic to give it a whirl. *Thinks to myself that I really hope everyone stayed… Ok, back to my regularly scheduled post.
I was thinking a lot last week about Thanksgiving coming, how it will be dramatically different for my kids and I this year. It also had me reflecting on the entire year as I pondered what I could write about regarding social media and the holiday. Something kept coming to mind and I decided to let it roll out.
Don’t get me wrong, I have a lot to be thankful for. I am blessed by so many of my social media connections that have truly become very near and dear to my heart. I don’t want to diminish that fact in this post. Nor do I want to sound arrogant by not listing a ton of things I am so grateful for. But with this post, I thought it should be even more!
You see, in pondering Thanksgiving and social media, it came to me that there is a parallel, something even Biblical if you can believe it. Regardless of our beliefs, many of us have heard “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”, which is found in Luke 6:31. Oddly enough, this encapsulates social media marketing, a true spirit of Thanksgiving and what I wanted to get across to my readers today.
Social media marketing is selfless. It is about helping others and giving of one’s self in ways business has never really appreciated before now. The most amazing thing about this fact is that as you continue to do so within the social graph, the blessing that returns to you is immeasurable!
So I will leave you with this… If you really want to be effective with your social media marketing program this coming year, make Thanksgiving the center of that effort today. Display a grateful heart to your fans and followers, truly treating them the way you want to be treated and realize abundance beyond what you thought this medium could be.
I truly do appreciate you and am thankful beyond measure for the relationships I have experienced, all while doing social media marketing for our company. Happy Thanksgiving!