social media, austin, texas, marketingKlout has started asking “Klout Experts” for advice, feedback etc. and I got an interesting on when I logged in recently

What are the three most important pieces of advice you can give to someone who is new to social media?

The problem is that you are only allowed 300 characters to answer the question, so brevity was important.  This is a subject near and dear to my heart that I could have written volumes about but I kinda liked the idea of making it concise.  Here was my answer:

1 – ease in.  Pick a couple (facebook, twitter, google+, linkedin, pinterest etc.) and just start with those.

2 – don’t judge yourself by others.  There will be “superstars” on each platform that seem to be doing an amazing job.  They may have a staff doing all that stuff

3 – just do it – now

(whew… 4 characters to spare)

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