Friday, January 11, 2013

5 Social Media Goals For 2013

Here are 5 Social Media Goals to make 2013 your best one yet.

Which social media channel is for you?

Think about this carefully as not every social media channel could be for you.

If you like short, sharp burst of info then Twitter is perfect for you. If you are
after business connections then Linkedin is for you.
If you are looking to build a community of fans then have a look at Facebook
or the community pages of Google Plus.
Perhaps you prefer pictures then you should look at Instagram or Pinterest.

Time for that blog

Have you been thinking long and hard about setting up a blog for your company.

Well instead of thinking about it, just do it.  Set it up and start blogging.
Tell people about your company, what you do, your success, your failure, who
works for you, pictures from inside your company.  Have fun with it and experiment.
See what works and what doesn't.  Pretty soon you will have a following and then
you might just get some business from it.

Make connections

Time to stop hiding.  If you are on Twitter then get out there and start tweeting.

Chat to people and start following more people.  Find out who lives in your city.
Use the power of the #hashtag.  Search on twitter and you will be amazed at what you find.


Start learning some more about social media.  Whether it is reading some good articles

on the net or reading a book or going on a social media course.  Do some learning
and expand your knowledge.  You can then use that knowledge in your social media

Explore podcasts

Make this year the year that you start listening to podcasts.  The beauty of them is that 

you can take them anywhere.  In your car, on the plane, waiting at airports, waiting for
meetings or even going for a walk.  Pop in those headphones and listen to some great
interviews.   There are so many shows out there.
Many can be downloaded from the iTunes or from Blackberry AppWorld.

Make this the year you take control of your social media.

What social media goals do you have for 2013? Please comment here or tweet me
what your goals will be for 2013?

Happy Surfing.

Yours in social

Fred Felton
Digital & Social Media Strategist
twitter: @fredfelton 

Now taking bookings for social media strategy for your business.
You can also book me to talk about social media at your next conference.


  1. Replies
    1. Hi Viewet

      Thanks so much for your comment. I really appreciate it :)

  2. Thank you Fred. I would add two things:

    Produce content on a regular basis that is interesting, thought-provoking, value-adding, compelling and sharable content that initiates conversation.

    Read and respond to those blogs, Twitter accounts, Google+ circles you belong to. Reciprocity is very important in terms of building relationships.

    Thank you for the great article

    David Graham (@davidgrahamsa)

    1. Hi David

      Thanks so much for your comments. Those are some amazing idea's. Will certainly add those to my goals for the year.

      Thanks again.