Today I got in my first fight with a respected peer and close friend. About social media. I was fully pissed off about a project that I was passionate about that I thought was being handle entirely wrong. (Never mind that said project isn't even one I am working on.) I had strong opinions and knew that I was right and pretty much said so. Because that's kind of what I do.
And then it dawned on me...that's kind of what I do. Since when? How did that happen? See, not long ago I was a quiet yes man. Yes, it's true. Yours Truly was an insecure ad gal pushing traffic orders. I don't know exactly how it happened. I started out with a vision and a dream. But, then I spent way too long being held back and began accepting mediocrity. I did what was expected and didn't cause trouble. Went with the flow. So I began to retrace my path to today's social media smack down.
It started when Danger came along. I discovered a community of mommybloggers that inspired me and rekindled a fire inside that was all but extinguished. I followed them, discovered this thing called Twitter and got involved in a conversation that was empowering and real and candid. I was hooked. And then I found other people in my own backyard that were just as hooked. And then I realized that these people were making things happen and changing the game. And before I knew it I was one of them. Suddenly, I was part of this crazy revolution of authentic passion that refused to bow to mediocricy. Well, I had to do something.
So, I started doing rogue social media campaigns for clients. They worked! Bye Bye rogue, hello full frontal honesty. And adios mediocrity. Off I went to follow my dreams and pursue my passion. So that's the story of my transition from yes man to social media champion. A transition that happened so organically that I totally missed it. Until today.
So, there you have it folks. Tiffany Epiphany. Thanks for listening.
Disclosure: This is my blog. My personal rant about all things me. It is not a mommyblog nor it is not a place for intellectual discourse on social media strategy. It's just me. And my 2 faithful readers:)