Writing for the Wall: Social Media


I love social media because it’s an arena where the ability to pair speed with high creativity pays off, and my mom gifted me her eye for a quick, witty reaction. Moreover, she gifted me a relish for the race.

But then social favors the prepared, too. I love the challenge of observing, intuiting, composing, and publishing upon the shifting sands of technology. All within a time span of ten seconds to two months. All in the service of standing out from the crowd to find and summon your tribe.

My Twitter account, nearing 2,300 authentic followers, hovers around a daily average engagement rate of 2%. The animation of @girlgloaming has taught me firsthand the tenets of Social: be consistent, unique, and interactive, take a view—lest you snuff out your spark—embrace your whims (but edit), and be patient.

And while you’re practicing patience, use the time in relative obscurity to tinker with and train your most important asset—your voice. (And accept the fact that thanks to pop culture and memes and the Urban Dictionary, you’re now enrolled in a perpetualengagementrate course on the English language.)

To connect with and cultivate a community, a brand must establish a voice tuned to its unique value proposition and corporate values.

From there a personality will emerge, and eventually, you’ll have an account whose followers actively wonder, What are they up to now?

Keeping folks wondering is what I do best.

Promotion: #ACSDenver and #TicketPlease

Live-tweeting: #ProductCampBoston and #WordCampBoston

Interactivity: #PickOne

Humor: #FunnyTweets and #MoreFunnyTweets

Variations on a Theme: #Holidays2015 and #LifeUpNorth

I’m also on Instagram. Find me at @girlgloaming.

I also write blog posts, reviews, and long-form essays. Find some examples here.

…And video? Roll tape!