And My Numbers Are…….

24136, 1784, 1109, 482, 310, 292

In other words..

24,136 blog views
1,784 Twitter followers
1,109 LinkedIn connections
482 blog followers
310 Facebook fan page “likes”
292 Google+ connections have me in their circles

I was hesitant at first to go public with some of these figures, but I wanted to prove a point. …

Anyone can do this!

I never thought I had the ability to write and make such deep meaningful connections online via social media. The most followers, connections, “likes” or blog views does not mean you win – not even close. I have not monetized anything yet, and I am fine with that. It will come with time. I am in the process of planning next steps and that is very exciting!

  • I grabbed a pen and started creating content less than 3 years ago. My blog is only in its 16th month
  • I became fully engaged on several popular social media sites two and a half years ago. And by fully engaged I mean doing much more than just broadcasting content! I listen to my network, comment every time somebody reaches out to me, and show up every day
  • Anyone can do this. If I can, you can too! But you have to fall in love with it to be able to commit the time. I promise you there are no shortcuts to success with this type of networking. The world does not owe you anything, remember that!
  • Be opportunistic. Block off time when you can; but even 5-15 minutes when time permits moves things forward. Also be opportunistic about content. Anything can become a blog post.  Just put it out there, you never know who might like it!

When I wrote down these numbers the other day I must admit I was quite proud! I have worked incredibly hard, and lost precious sleep especially with a new little one in our home, but every second of it has been well worth it.

Wanna know why?

When somebody takes the time to reach out and says how much the content has meant to them, that means everything to me!

I truly feel like I am just getting started. Thanks for coming along for the ride! Hang on this is going to be fun….

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About Tim Mushey

Dynamic and energized sales rep, mentor and leader since 1999. This blog will be about sales, social networking, personal branding, leadership, music and having some laughs! Don’t be surprised if I mix it up on occasion, and talk about something totally different! I thrive on being part of successful, forward thinking teams. I am ready to go from the moment my feet hit the floor each morning, with the expectation that new adventures will be coming my way. It is rare that there isn't a smile on my face, as I take it all in, and have some fun along the way!

Posted on April 18, 2013, in Blogging, Networking, Social Media and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.

  1. Awesome and only the beginning!! If you haven’t already, get and read the book “Crush It” by Gary Vaynerchuk.

    • Thanks for stopping by to comment Rob! Nice to see you here. “Crush It” is one of the first audiobooks that I ever purchased. I listen to it again about every three months. It is fantastic isn’t it? Gary rocks. Have an awesome day…

  2. Patricia Wittkopp

    Tim, congratulations on your numbers!!! I along with many think you are just too awesome!
    Thanks for being you!

    • Wow thanks for the fantastic comment Patricia! Great way to start the day. Your compliment and interest means a lot to me! Roger was in town last night to catch up and I could not think how awesome it will be to finally get a bunch of “Sales Playbookers” together! Have a great Thursday and thanks again..

  3. Hi Tim,
    Awesome job! That’s so encouraging.
    I am 2 weeks in and I have
    523 WordPress followers
    207 Twitter followers- I have a hard time with Twitter. I only started using it the other day. Any tips? I don’t know what to say in tweets..
    223 Face Book followers- mostly friends and family
    957 followers total
    Almost 4.900 hits
    It does take a lot of work and passion.
    I get nervous now about what it is that people want to read/hear from me. It certainly takes courage and trust in yourself to hit that publish button!
    Any way sorry for the rambling. And thank you for your post today. It’s something I needed to read today.
    I’m very new too all of this.
    I wish you all the luck and continued success on your blog and your journey.
    Cheers,
    Jennifer

    • Hey Jennifer! Thanks for taking the time to stop by. And thank you for the compliments. I really appreciate it. My blogging and online journey has been an incredible ride, and I am enjoying every minute.

      Now regarding you…. If nobody has told you this yet, let me be the first. The following you have received in only two weeks has been nothing short of remarkable! Congrats what a way to start your journey! If there is anything that I have learned over the past 16 months is never hesitate to post something. You never know, people may just love it!

      Several posts that I have hesitated about posting ended up being my most well received so I do not hesitate any more.

      I would love to give you some thoughts on Twitter and Facebook. You can email me at TimMushey@gmail.com and I will send you a full response.

      Are you from Ontario? I live in Edmonton.

      Chat soon and thanks again for stopping by…

      Tim

  4. Great job on getting such high results Tim! Keep rocking out those high content pieces of wisdom! Gives me hope and faith that I can one day achieve results identical to yours.

    • Thanks Paul! I appreciate you stopping by. This certainly takes work, but if you commit to it, the success will follow. Have a fantastic weekend and thanks again..

  5. Impressive stats for a Canuck 🙂 keep it up and I’m proud to be part of your social network.

  6. Hey Tim! Thanks for having room in your house of awesomeness where I can kick my feet back and hear about your success! I am willing to commit the time if I can get results like yours! Again right job!

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