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Social Media Is Getting Too Orderly #imbored

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While we will continue to debate some of the terminology (everyone’s bored with “social media”) we are at least all finally talking about the same things.

But now that I’ve been doing this for the last 5 going on 6 years I sometimes get bored. It’s the curse of being an early adopter (and very ADHD).

My Google Reader is very well organized. I have a great group of people I’mm following. I post almost daily to my blog. blah, blah, blah, blah.

It’s not about having a perfectly curated feed reader, or following all the right people on Twitter of Facebook or having a recognized blog (at least in some limited circles).

It’s about curating those lists. It’s about discovering those people to follow. It’s the joy’s of building the following and the readers to the blog.

At work we’re creating systems, processes and procedures. We have best practices and benchmarks. It’s…great…

I know why Scoble unfollowed everyone on Twitter and started over. I know why Rubel ditched his blog and went to Posterous. I know why Mike Manuel doesn’t blogs anymore.

After a while you start to feel like you’re repeating yourself. Are you still providing any value or are you just talking to hear your own voice?

So what am I going to do? I’m going  to do what I always do when I feel like slowing down and taking a break; I’m going to double my efforts. That approach has paid off wonderfully over the last 5 years.

I’ll probably delete all my tags in Google Reader, subscribe to a few hundred more blogs and then reorganize them. Not by topic like I did last time, but maybe by volume or based on the colors of their logo or alphabetically or something.

I’ll probably start playing around with Twitter lists more and I think I’m going to ditch TweetDeck.

I find too much organization limiting. Screw it. Give me chaos and creative friction.

As far as this blog goes? I don’t know. I hate the name. I’ve never loved it and I came up with it on a whim because I couldn’t think of anything else and now I feel stuck with it.

I don’t know, blog: TBD. Any ideas?

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Social media anthropologist. Communications strategist. Business model junkie. Chief blogger here at New Comm Biz.

  • http://www.mike-manuel.com/ Mike Manuel

    oh, i haven't given up blogging, i'm just sharing my opinion in other ways;)

  • http://www.alles-anders.com/ Oliver Fritsch

    Tac, I like your blog and like read it every other day (its on my Firefoxbrowser Tab list as one of 40 other news sources. I liked your picture in the top right corner.
    But at the end of the day, the question that remains is this: What do you actually produce?
    When is your book coming out?
    Where are your videos and podcasts to spread your word?
    Which physical change do you affect in the world.
    Think about your media consumption vs. production ratio…. or any productivity that does not manifest itself in the form of you moving some electrons around on a screen.

  • http://www.newcommbiz.com tacanderson

    I know, but I wish you'd share with me. I miss hearing your opinions :)

  • http://www.newcommbiz.com tacanderson

    Thanks Oliver. Glad to know you're still hanging around :)

    I've started thinking about different media types around here. I don't know about the book thing. Books are so 2009.

  • oliverfritsch

    HAHA…. Books are so 1475 - but they WILL be around when the last nuclear power station went off the grid :) But you said yourself you were planning to write one last year?
    Cheers…Snow coming in Idaho

  • oliverfritsch

    HAHA…. Books are so 1475 - but they WILL be around when the last nuclear power station went off the grid :) But you said yourself you were planning to write one last year?
    Cheers…Snow coming in Idaho

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