My readers know well my passion for Google Reader and the power it brings to content management. Last week I cracked the code on autoposting to Twitter with the help of ifft.com and I’ve prepped a Google Reader tips and tricks video that I’ll share with you later in the post. First, though, here’s something that made me smile…
Devon Heaton of Servant of Chaos made my day with his post on how social media mechanics like me are on the rise…
You need an individual uniquely suited to “getting s#@t done. You need the Social Media Mechanic.
This is the person who can implement your strategy, find the right bits and pieces and bolt them together. This person will know what needs to be done to make the right things work – and sometimes even do the wrong things (let’s face it, we’re still making mistakes and learning from them, right?).
But without the Social Media Mechanic, you’re just going to be left with a whole heap of unconnected parts. So once you’ve got your continuous digital strategy underway, start seeking your Social Media Mechanic. You’ll never get out of the trough of disillusion without one!
I have always referred to myself as an internet ‘plumber’ much to the chagrin of @lisenbury who pleaded with me to use the phrase internet ‘electrician’. For some reason, that didn’t suit me but social media mechanic fits just fine! So, if you’re looking for a social media mechanic, look no further…
As proof of my worthiness, I offer this ‘riff’ on Google Reader for content management. Google Reader is the most important tool in my content management workflow and here are just a few tips for using it well;
- 15 Free Tools For Social Media Keyword Research (findmyblogway.com)
- 10 Free Social Media Tips To Get Your Business Started (kronikmedia.co.uk)
- How to Integrate Buffer and Google Reader (intersectionconsulting.com)
- Avoid the wreckage of your brand in the social media tide (effiprom.wordpress.com)
- How To Feed The Social Media Beast (e1evation.com)