No 2009 Lists, No 2010 Predictions & Absolutely No Regrets

The pressure to post an all-encompassing review/recap of 2009 or a big social media prediction/pronouncement for 2010 was not lost on me.

However I opted to step aside and let it pass me by. (Traffic schmaffic.)

When I look back and consider my time in social media in 2009, it’s not the cool marketing tools I’ve experimented with, the great content that I’ve consumed or even the new business opportunities it has created — it’s with complete humility that this anti-social curmudgeon confesses (with uncharacteristic optimism and utter embarrassment at my public display of “joie de vivre”) it’s the people I’ve met and reconnected with that made my 2009 brighter, more interactive, more professionally rewarding and, even, more entertaining.

So as I look at 2010, I hope to continue to experience all of the spectacular and unexpected side effects social media, social business and social networking put before me each and every day.

We are all of us so much more than the sum of our work and it is the people with whom we work that make the work itself more pleasant…or unpleasant.

Social business provides more consistent, personal and direct access to people we like — people we want to be around and work with — which can bring greater value and meaning to how we spend our workdays.

If you’ve interacted with me here on this blog, on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Flickr, meetup.com, blip.fm, slideshare.net, at a local Panera, at a conference, at a seminar or event, through email, on google wave, by phone, at one of my presentations, on a sailboat or through Social Gets Local… I just want to say thank you.

You have enriched my life — online and off.

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2 Responses to “No 2009 Lists, No 2010 Predictions & Absolutely No Regrets”

  1. Cassie Tuttle Says:

    I agree, Renee! While social networking can be a great teacher and a great opportunity for careers, it’s the “social” and “networking” experiences that keep me coming back for more.

    This is especially true since I work from home, surrounded only by my cats. Sometimes (especially lately, with the cold, snowy weather) I don’t leave the house for days. But thanks to social media, I feel I am surrounded by friends and colleagues — who are there for me 24/7.

    One of my clever Facebook friends said this about Facebook:

    It’s the new “Hotel California.”

    You can check out any time you like,
    But you can never leave!

    Thanks for posting your interesting take on the many faces of social media!

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