@SocialNetNanny – Awesome!
Q – #1 What’s new with you since our 1st Twitterview together? (You are No.22 and it happened on April 1st 2010.)
Lanae: Wow, it was April Fools day? I didn’t realize that LOL Things have gotten more busy w/the Nanny :-)
I was interviewed by @ToryJohnson for a @GMA segment & *bam* things took off big time last year!
I’ve met SO many great business owners over the last year – wide range of businesses, always interesting.
Q – #2 Working with Social Media, have you found that people and businesses are becoming more open to using it?
Lanae: Yes, more businesses R realizing the need for Social Media & now ask ‘how’ vs ‘why’…which is a very good thing.
And I honestly smile when I see a site, ad, store front with the Facebook & Twitter logos promoting Social Networking!
Q – #3 What do you think has helped people/businesses to be more open to Social Media as a comm/mrktg tool?
Lanae: First off they’ve had more time to digest it & watch it grow. To many something new, & of this size, is a bit scary
Next you have word of mouth, from colleagues, employees…people who’s opinion they value. And sometimes competitors.
Having larger companies @BestBuy @Twelpforce @DepotMpls @TwinCities_Live keep a constant presence is very influential.
And of course it’s all the user thru business ID’s and personal ID’s…people are helping people :-)
Q – #4 As a big user of #Facebook, there seems to be #buzz about their constant updates. What changes would you make?
Lanae: Facebook changes I would make: ‘no notices’ button per post / ‘dislike’ button / Alphabatize Fans / Multi-categ Pages
And I would LOVE for Facebook tabs to be moved back to where they were; giving the option of 2 rows of tabs ;-)
Q – #5 Explain what you mean by: ‘no notices’ button per post.
Lanae: If Facebook is set to email/notify you of replies to post you comment on…ability to turn it “off” for specific posts.
If I really want to comment I will do a separate post to person’s FB wall about topic, so as to avoid lots of notices.
Q – #6 Ah, yes. I agree with that. As a mom, (working mom is redundant right?) how do you manage your biz & family?
Lanae: Agreed re “working Moms”-all moms work, just not all get paid for most important job IMHO ;-) I was SAHM for many years
Mom & Biz is definitely a juggling act, but being a Momprenuer gives me flexibility. I’m honest w/family about biz…
If I have something urgent or very important they know to not disturb me unless necessary. Otherwise my “door is…
..always open” & my cell is on for texts/calls from kids. My family is my #1 priority :-) + their support helped me!
Q – #7 That’s awesome! Last question, to those looking to get their “feet wet” into the Social Media Ocean, 1 bit of advice.
Lanae: “Do it” Dip your toes, go in a bit further…U can always step back, dry off & reflect…but I bet you’ll be hooked ;-)
And if you make a mistake, so what…it can be corrected, often they’re overlooked…it happens to everyone ;-)
Of course for those who want/need help with Social Networking…I am here :-) Plus great peeps online w/help.
@JoelECarlson – THANKS @SocialNetNanny for your time and sharing some of your life & business thoughts today on #jectv! Stay warm today! :)
@SocialNetNanny – Thank you Joel – it was loads of fun! *~*Congratulations*~* on 1 year Twitterview Ann.! Great idea – huge success!