So I recently created a page on Facebook dedicated to Artichokes and in just a week, I have over 100 followers of this page. At first I felt it was just an experiment to see how many people would find it if I worked it through various channels on Facebook, Twitter and yes - even LinkedIn.
What I'm finding now is that I'm actually connecting with some great people! Every person that has "become a fan" of my page I have requested their friendship on Facebook, and am slowing getting to know some really great people!
What's more, I'm asking them all how they found the page - some through silly game applications, some through an actual search on FB for "artichokes" - yes people do search on it (I did), and some by seeing posts on others profiles, and a few from Twitter... It has been a good lesson on what tools are in place to gain some awareness in Facebook.
The thought I take away from this - as with Twitter and LinkedIn - the same rule would apply. Making these connections does absolutely no good if you don't make the effort to exchange information with and get to know your networked connections!
What's the point of connecting with people if you have nothing share? As on Twitter, share your experiences and expertise, but also share some of yourself on a personal level. Allow people in cyberspace to see that you are real and honest.
Just short post in the wee hours of the morning - but some thoughts I wanted to share.