Diversified Living and Social Networking
Since this is my first post, I’m going to start my first blogging experience with a little bit of an introduction. After living in California for 9 years pursuing a music career, I thought it was time to get a fresh perspective on life and relocate back to the east coast. I was born and raised in the burbs of Connecticut, and thought Boston seemed like a nice place to land. I’ve had a wide range of employers over the years and was blessed to find an open door at my present employer, OpenView Venture Partners. OpenView is a venture capital fund located in downtown Boston. I am a very passionate person, and immediately felt like the high frequency venture capital environment was a perfect fit for someone like me. I didn’t have a background in venture capital, but I was very intrigued after hearing more about it. To me, diversity is a key aspect of life. Who wants to do the same thing day in and day out? Is that mundane routine healthy for most of us? I’d hope most of you are in agreement that diversifying your lifestyle, business, and interests is an extremely positive way of progressing as an individual.
If you let the fire in your soul burn brightly in everything you’re involved with, let society know! That brings me to my topic of choice. Social networking is an amazing way to put the word out on anything that you’re doing with your life. I remember when Myspace came out, and the buzz that it carried. Then came Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and many other sites striving to become a household name. You’ll be connected with family, friends, colleagues, and even some of those old high school folks that you’ve totally forgotten about until now. Social networking is a great avenue to use for communicating and marketing. It’s becoming more and more common to get friend/connection requests from someone you have involvement with in business.
I was reading an article recently in Network World where Annalie Killian, Director: Innovation, Communication & Collaboration at AMP Ltd, touched on exactly this. “I communicate with colleagues via Facebook as much as e-mail,” Killian said. I completely agree with Annalie on this point, and am only seeing an increase going forward. This is an inspiring article, so check it out. The link is below.
Social networking is here to stay, and it’s becoming more diverse by the day. Your friends are connected, your children are connected, and your colleagues are connected. Market your business in these pools of opportunity, and you’ll reap the benefits.