It’s been a busy and productive week in the world of contributing to a Networked Learning Space. For a recap of my project plan, view the Part 1 blog post. Here’s an update on how the process is going so far…
Goal #1 – Tweet at least three times per week
Using Twitter on a regular basis has proven to be easier than originally expected. This has been a great opportunity to learn from #edtech experts and enthusiasts while also putting my own ideas out into the Twittersphere.
Twitter analytics provides a monthly breakdown of tweets, impressions, profile visits, mentions, and followers.
Goal #2 – Become a Pinterest board collaborator
I wish I could say that my Pinterest efforts were as successful as the Twitter endeavors… But that simply is not the case. Although I made several attempts at becoming a collaborator, I did not receive a response from any of my requests.
I’m left with several wonderings:
- Do people check their Pinterest messages?
- Do I need to establish myself as more of a credible thought leader prior to request collaborator access?
- Am I approaching this in the correct manner?
While I do not have the answers to all of these questions, I was able to gain some insight into the world of Pinterest boards from social media expert, Louise Myers. On her website, Myers shares a free cheat sheet for getting the most out of collaborative Pinterest boards.
A few of her tips that stuck out to me:
- Pinterest is saturated with boards related to almost any topic that one could imagine. Utilize Pingroupie to find group boards.
- Do not assume that boards are open to new collaborators. Instead, contact the board’s owner through their personal website or Facebook to tell them about the content you plan to share, or see if you know a current collaborator who might be able to add you to the board.
- Focus on what you can control: Creating inspirational content.
For right now, my focus is on the last bullet point. I may not be a board collaborator yet, but I can create inspiration content today.
All in all, I consider my current progress to be a success. I have not reached my goals yet, but I have made significant strides in stepping out of my comfort zone and growing my online presence.
Thanks for joining me on this adventure!
Part 3 coming soon.