I would be nowhere without the network which I have developed through my use of social media. I have learned more in the last year than I did in the previous ten. No matter what challenges I face when trying to deliver digital strategy, I know that somewhere out there I have a friend who can help me deal with it.
That’s the real power of this new fangled stuff. You become part of a giant hive mind which is infinitely cleverer than you could ever be on your own. Getting on board with social media isn’t just a canny business move, it’s an evolutionary shift. If you don’t embrace it now then you’ll never leave the primordial swamp of wrong-headed “old thinking.” Those of us that do will grow legs. And one day they might turn into wings.
So, like some kind of a Gwyneth Paltrow acceptance speech, I’d like to thank the people who continue to make it all possible:
@danfrydman for being the ultimate connector
@craigmcgill for starting fights
@tartancat for breaking them up
@idle_bull for always sharing
@MacFack for asking the right questions
@timbarlow for pushing the envelope
@mike_mcgrail for always being on the pulse
@maniacyak for having answers to questions you haven’t got to yet
@2ourism for helping, always helping
@allanbarr for keeping me honest
@colingilchrist for blogging excellence
@scottgdouglas for a podcast that’s always relevant
There are many, many more. These are the ones who make my business better but there are countless more of you who are invaluable in a hundred different ways. You know who you are. My heartfelt thanks to you all.
So who’s in your awesome network?