I am a Social Media Expert…

A Social Media Expert… how can you become one too? You see it on many profiles and you hear it announced on podcasts… but how and who gave these people this title and where can I get one too???

I often see profiles on social networking sites and bloggers, who are self-proclaimed social media experts. As you look more deeply into that person’s content and personal sites you realize, “Hey if this person is an expert then I must be an uber expert. I should really tell people what I know.”

So based on my research, I have devised a plan that will make you an expert in less than two days:

1. Own a blog – Congrats you are now a blogger!
Now tell people exactly what is on your mind at the moment; typically something about how you don’t really know what to say and it’s your first post.

2. If you haven’t already, sign up for Myspace and Facebook. Post an awesome picture of yourself. Invite and add everyone from your gmail emailing list to be your friend.

3. Sign up for a Twitter account and update with something along that lines of: “Hello! This is my first tweet.” Consider uploading a cartoon avatar of yourself. Follow everyone you see and message them all to view your blog. If you do not notice any new comments within 24 hours, direct message and tweet those same people in increments of 30 minutes. Keep this up for as long as you can. (You are quite the networker!)

4. Announce to the world that you are now a social media expert! Post it as the 1st sentence on every one of your online profiles.

5. Congratulations! Now smile,  because you are part of an elite group of social media gurus. Yay!

note: Sense the sarcasm?

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