Over the past several months, I posted a few articles relating to strategies and establishing a social media goal and presence. These were under the title of the Social Media Adventure. While the information contained within these articles are relevant and useful to beginning with social media you will still need to plan for your overall success.

To be successful in Social Media there is an investment of time.  Social Media is exactly as it sounds – being Social through media streams such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Friendfeed, blogs, etc.  What a lot of people & organizations forget and fail to recognize is that the main point in Social Media is being Social.  The definition of Social by Websters.com:

  • relating to human society, the interaction of the individual and the group, or the welfare of human beings as members of society 
  • tending to form cooperative and interdependent relationships with others of one’s kind 

Investing time is how you will be successful and how you will learn and grow in the social media community.  There have been some great posts with information and suggestions on how best to handle the social media tools and tips to help organize the various social media items.  Instead of re-inventing the wheel, I’ve included a few of the most helpful to me below:

These are only a few tools that will provide you with ideas and information on how best to set your social media monitoring.  Try a few to find what works best for you then establish a schedule.  Don’t forget, social interaction is important and is the key to your overall success.