I don’t think I’m sinking, but I’m no speed boat… yet. My Facebook Biz Page Tribe is tiny, but the size of my Twitter Tribe is healthy. Per common sense and best-practices practice, I would like to grow the size of my Facebook Biz Page Tribe by sharing relevant, valuable and interesting stuff.
My problem is this- how do I
broadcast share my relevant and interesting stuff if I don’t have an audience? Sorta of like if a tree falls in the woods and nobody is there…
So I posed the following question on Twitter.
I felt I might have some success growing my Facebook Biz Page Tribe by forward-sharing of the stuff I share there with my Twitter Tribe. You know, then if people liked it, they might say to themselves, “Hey, this is interesting stuff, I think I like this page.” If that’s how it worked, maybe both Tribes would thrive. (I know there are some automatic cross posting tools, but I wanted to cross post manually. I don’t want to share everything automatically, different audiences, relevance, etc.)
The next that happened was the Tweet you see below. Jeff Bernheisel with M Realty was kind and cool to answer my question. In addition to Jeff’s Tweet, several people spoke up and shared that they would like to know how to do the same thing – which is why I wrote this post. Now you and I and our AgentGenius Tribe will know how too.
Problem solved. Simple eh? If you have to run, safe travels and thanks for reading.
But if you have a few amps of spare attention, I wanted to share a bit more . . .
My The-Sinking-Boat or The Success Speed-Boat Theory.
Social media tools work in expected and unexpected ways. If you use them wisely, you’re driving a Success Speed Boat.
If you’re not using social media tools and strategy, or using them stupidly, you’re not missing the boat – it’s worse than that, grab some floaties, your ship is sinking. Depending upon your current level of social media apathy, the hole in your success may be gaping or the size of dime. Either way, if you don’t get on board, come correct and patch it; first you’ll slow, then sink, then drown in salty sea of sameness and irrelevance. RIP.
I understand that some will see my theory and proclamation as lame, pompous, arrogant, or all of the above. But I gotta tell ya, my personal experience, along with what I observe and learn everyday, confirms the undeniable truth of The Success Speed Boat/Sinking Ship Theory.
If you’re skeptical about the fuzzy nature of my experience and observation filter, I understand. If you believe that the real estate business is a people business, then focus your attention on this data and tell me what you think it means for the future of social media and whoever uses it wisely.
Back To Cross Posting And Patching A Leaky Ship.
Here’s a tiny tutorial. . .
Step 1. Share something on your Facebook Biz Page, then capture the web-link to your shared post by clicking on the Date/Time Link.
Step 3. Copy and past your Facebook Biz Page perma-link into your Tweet. To conserve Twitter characters, I originally used the URL shortener Su.pr to shrink my perma-link. It didn’t play nice with Facebook. Next I tried the Goo.gl, the free Google.com shortener (and QR Code generator). It worked, yea. Here’s what it looked like.
So I used this cool little technique and within 7 days my long-gone hair regrew and my teeth magically whitened and straightened. I lost 13 pounds of fat and grew two inches taller. I haven’t returned her call yet, but Oprah wants me to guest appear on her new Network. Lastly, miraculously and more to the point, my Facebook Biz Page Tribe exploded overnight.
Ok. Not really. I don’t know what the impact will be, I just started, it’s a journey, not an event. I do believe that if I use one tool and Tribe to support another tool and Tribe, only good things can happen. And now we all know how to cross post Facebook Business Page posts manually to Twitter.
Best wishes for successful 2011 and thanks for reading and happy speed boating.