I'm Late, I'm Late, I'm Late for a Very Important 'Soci@l'

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty of Southwest Missouri

I'm Late

I'm late, I'm late, I'm late for a very important soci@l event. No time to lose, no time to waste, I'm late, I'm late, I'm late.  The white rabbit said it all and that is just how I feel after reading Ben Kinney's ebook, Soci@l

I thought I had been keeping up with the latest methods of networking and communicating.  I have joined Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to name a few.  I have worked on my profile so it has something to say about me and my experience when people happen to read it.  I have taken several Active Rain University classes about social media and technology.White rabbit

There are web sites mentioned that I have never heard about.  It seems like it will take me several days just to check them out.

All of that is well and good but while reading through the book the feeling of getting farther and farther behind just would not leave me.  There are so many things to do and link together and keep up with that are absolutely mindboggling.

However the last chapter about putting it all together helped to calm me down.  Ben obviously knows how people feel about all he has given in this book because he specifically states to not try to do everything at once or you will go crazy!!

To me this is the key to the ebook:  

  1. Develop a plan of action.
  2. Make a list of the most important points to you.
  3. Begin to implement each item, one at a time.
  4. Use Soci@l as a great reference resource for future expansion.
  5. Be sure to time block time each day for continuing to develop your social media presence.

My first action is to print the book Soci@l so I can begin to highlight the things I want to use in the beginning.  I will also make a check list of all the things I already have in place.  This should give me a starting place and allow me to fill in where needed.

I want to thank Ben and Jay for taking the time to share all this information with us.  What a great example of 'giving back'.  I am sure this is going to make a great difference in how we all do business in the future.  Again, thanks Ben and Jay.




This blog post is a review of Soci@l: Attract Friends, Followers and Connections to Your Business. Soci@l is a free download written by Ben Kinney in conjunction with ActiveRain and Jay Papasan. In exchange for downloading the free copy of Soci@l and writing this review, I have a chance to win a free iPad and I'm getting 2000 ActiveRain points.

Download a free copy of Social here and find out how you can have a chance to win an iPad and be guaranteed 2000 ActiveRain points.


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Richard T. Dolbeare
Keller Williams Realty Maui - Kahului, HI
R(B), ABR, CRS...Hawaii Multi-Island Specialist

Implementing "one at a time" is key so that one does not get overwhelmed.  I've learned from some grueling backpacking trips that focusing on one step at a time eventually gets you to your destination.

Jul 04, 2010 06:00 AM #1
Darren Revell
Keller Williams Realty Temecula Valley - Temecula, CA

Yes.. it still seems mind boggling a times.  Ben helps.. There is still a lot that we will miss, but do what you can in the time you have allotted...  and keep being soci@l....

Jul 04, 2010 06:05 AM #2
Li Read
Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring) - Salt Spring Island, BC
Caring expertise...knowledge for you!

Excellent post...needs to be a featured one.    I like your "blueprint" for action.

Jul 04, 2010 06:26 AM #3
Barbara Calwhite
Keller Williams Realty of Southwest Missouri - Joplin, MO
417-438-7387 Specializing in Relocation

Thank you all for your comments!!  I needed a blueprint so I would know where to start.  I hope I am not the only one feeling like I am 'running in place'.

Jul 04, 2010 06:34 AM #4
Margaret Kelly
Keller Williams Realty of Southwest Missouri - Joplin, MO

Very good post.  Guess I had better read the book!  Make it a featured blog.

Jul 04, 2010 06:48 AM #5
Maria Morton
Chartwell Kansas City Realty - Kansas City, MO
Kansas City Real Estate 816-560-3758

Barbara, thanks for reminding me to only try implementing one at a time. I feel the urge to do everything in the Soci@l book right now! But that would be silly and overwhelming.

Jul 04, 2010 08:00 AM #6
Katrina Cole
The Jonathan Arnold Team of Inlanta Mortgage - East Grand Rapids, MI
Inlanta Mortgage, Business Development Manager

This is a great blog (I suggested it).  I am still reading the book, but planning and taking things one step at a time are key for sure.

Jul 08, 2010 03:45 AM #7
Barbara Calwhite
Keller Williams Realty of Southwest Missouri - Joplin, MO
417-438-7387 Specializing in Relocation

Thanks for all the comments.  The book really is a great help so be sure to finish it.  The last chapter will really help.

Jul 08, 2010 04:48 AM #8
Sidney Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula
Realty Works Temecula - Temecula, CA
Realty Works Temecula

Barbara:  So much to do, comment, post, invite, follow, create....it's endless!!!!  But worthwhile!

Jul 08, 2010 02:32 PM #9
Cal Yoder
Keller Williams Elite - Lititz, PA
Homes For Sale in Lancaster PA - 717.413.0744


I have the book on my computer and I have begun to read it. I loved reading your impressions and review. Good luck as you implement your plan.


Jul 08, 2010 04:05 PM #10
Lori Churchill Cofer
Beasley Realty - Pullman, WA
Realtor - 509-330-0086 - Pullman, WA


I agree...this is a great post!  I just think we have to progress one step at a time...

Jul 09, 2010 03:11 AM #11
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