I seem to spend most all of my time in either Twitter or Facebook. I like to connect to new people, create new conversations, build relationships. The content I create emanates from my blog (https://areweconnected.com/) and is digitally “bread crumbed” across many different platforms.
Let me make the distinction that this post isn’t about the delivery of that message to multiple channels. It’s more about your ability to find and connect with me on those other channels.
While we may initially connect via a Google Search Result. That result might have led you to my Facebook Page, or my , or any of the other sites I have a profile on. But what happens if that site isn’t “you”? What if you’re on my Facebook Page but you are really passionate about Twitter and want to connect with me on that channel instead? It should be easy for you – right? I think so.
Mike’s Rule #742: What matters most is that you can connect with me in the way that is best for you (not me).
- That means I’m always going to communicate with you in the medium you prefer.
- That means I’m never going to have a “Contact Me” form.
- That means I need to make it easy for you to find these other sites.
- That means I need to also be “listening” and monitoring these other sites.
One of the biggest questions I am asked is how do I connect all my profiles?
My answer… Manually. One at a time. Sorry about that.
Here’s a hint. Start by collecting all the URL’s in one place. I just use Notepad. Then it’s easy to cut and paste on each profile without having to go look them up all over again.
Here’s a quick how to video that deals primarily with Facebook Pages and Facebook Profiles. Do yourself a favor. Watch it and then go connect your sites. For bonus points make sure you add your page to your profile header as the place you work. If you don’t, Facebook will add it for you – only it will go to a dead end community page that you’ll have no control over. Why would you want that?
It goes without saying, but PLEASE make sure your links are correct. I can’t tell you how many times I click on bad links in profiles.
He's an avid hockey fan, rides a mountain bike, sometimes rides a road bike, has a few motorcycles (he had a really fast one, bought a cool orange one, rode a really slow one, and wants a really small one). If that isn't enough, he makes cheese and sourdough bread, loves strong beer and good red wine, and poorly plays the Mandolin.