Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Link by Link

     Last week things got a little interrupted but I'm kinda back on track with my Social Media February. Today it's my pleasure to introduce the latest member of my family to hit the interweb, Wendy Hillier. I can use her real name because that's the name of her site.

     Wendy is a real estate agent extraordinaire. She also uses LinkedIn. When I was planning the social media thing I spoke to her, yes spoke over the phone, about why Linked In. What did it offer other formats didn't? Here is what she had to say.

Why Linkedin!

     Well, the younger generation (I’m not that old) uses all kinds of social media to stay in touch these days. Facebook is a big party where you have friends to talk to, show pictures to on a more social platform.  

       Linkedin is a great way to stay in touch with professionals in my field of business.  Mortgage lenders, home inspectors, tradesmen as well as other Realtors who are dealing with all kinds of issues that are part of buying and selling houses. They  are posting articles related to real estate.  I usually receive notification about the articles and can read more about it when I have time or can comment on the issue and learn more…kind of like an in classroom course if you will. 

     I am happy to say that I don’t spend a lot of time on Linkedin mainly because I still like the face to face way of doing business.  Everything in balance!

     Short and to the point. I had no idea LinkedIn was more of a professional networking service or that people regularly posted or pointed out articles related to their respective fields. Professional networking is a nightmare for me, anything to make it easier is a blessing.

     I gotta say the more I am hearing, reading about all of the different platforms I am intrigued. Everything is designed for a purpose. Having every one talk about them, likes dislikes, uses, gives me a better understanding of each rather than being lost in that overwhelming cloud "social media". Thanks Wendy.

     Be sure to stop by Wendy's new site and show her some love. If your looking for real estate, she's never too busy for your referrals. LOL

     Tomorrow, Sweaty from Do Sweat the Small Stuff will be sharing her perspective on getting all social so be sure to stop by for that.

     Want to have your say? Email me and you could be the next guest in my Kitchen. Although anything is welcome, I'm curious to hear what you have to say about Digg, StumbledUpon or Pinterest. Y'all come back now, y'hear.


  1. I have to say that I have a 'linked in' account for both my name as an author and my professional name.... NO... they are not the same! and honestly I'm there, but I still don't get it!

    1. I have so many accounts I just don't get, glad I'm not alone. LOL I guess it's all in how you use it or what you want to get out of it?? Still wading through everything here but I can finally see some light at the end of the tunnel.

  2. the one band wagon I have not jumped aboard yet. probably because I deemed it as more a professional/business networking site - rather than a blog networking site. I suppose if I did more reviews/giveaways it would be important; but right now, it would be just another site to maintain. I think you really have to find the best promotion technique for what your blog/site is about. For a mom blogger, it is Facebook, Blog Her and the grand dame Twitter.
    And hello there cousin! welcome to the to visit your site.

    1. I read somehwere that one of the things you can list as a profession is blogger and it does help. Of course I haven't checked it out yet but..... Way too many choices to keep up with.

  3. Wendy's site is lovely. I like that she talks more about the area and all. I signed up for linked in ages ago, but i do not much pay attention to it. I know it is highly regarded among professionals... Back tomorrow to see what Sweaty says!

    1. Wendy's great, not just selling a house as much as trying to find a good fit. My LinkedIn account has never been paid much attention to but now that I know what it is for... maybe deserves a little tweaking.


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