|Carlos Whittaker at "The Sticks Conference" - 11/10/2010|
Last month I had the pleasure of attending "The Sticks Conference" down in Orangeburg, SC hosted by Cornerstone Community Church. To say that it was an awesome, spirt-filled, learning experience would be a huge understatement. One of the break-outs I had the opportunity to participate in was a session on Social Media with Carlos Whittaker of Ragamuffin Soul (@loswhit on Twitter). Los, I hope you don't mind me sharing a couple of the great tips you gave us:
1. Tweet/Post frequently and consistently
2. Have some posts in the "kitty" ready to go (so when you're on the run you have something ready)
3. Be real and engage with people - be yourself, don't try to be anyone else
4. Share your life with others - You're more interesting than you might believe (again, be real)
Los is probably laughing about now because the above is my interpretation (very loose interpretation) of what he actually said during the breakout! =)
My point is, I read a great deal of posts from "Social Media Experts - Tips and Tricks" AND "Social Media Gurus" - like someone really knows how to work this game? Knows the "proper way to tweet"! And trust me, I know enough to know that there are plenty of spammers, bots, and tweeps with alterior motives. I don't know about you but I do this to share and connect with a world of people I may never otherwise come in contact with, much more actually get to know! (and to meet in person as I did last month at "The Sticks Conference").
So that being said: Thanks Carlos (although a little late) for sharing your life with me. You are an amazing dude, with amazing talent, amazing stories to share and the icing on the cake - a very inspirational brother in Christ. Love ya bro!
Just FYI - I'm going to try to do a series of posts writing about many of these people I have run across through Social Media, some of whom I have had the pleasure to meet F2F and others who inspire me (and I'd still like to meet). Maybe I'll even get to interview a few of them - a lofty goal (but wouldn't that be crazy fun)!
Any suggestions on who I might share about next? Who would you like to hear my take on? Give me some thoughts in the comments.
You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.