I recently read a blog post by Matt Ridings called Echo Chambers About Echo Chambers.  Enough Already. You can find a link to the post here:  http://ow.ly/3DBO5.  If you haven’t had a chance to read it, please do.

So, honestly, I read this two days ago and the line that reads “If you want to compete, then compete” won’t leave my head.

Do I want to compete?

Am I a competitor?

Compete.  Compete.  Compete.

I have been struggling with what I want to do with my life.  What would I call myself?  Am I an entrepreneur?  No.  But, consultant or freelancer sounds so generic and fluffy.  When I’m asked what I want to do I give them some rambling answer about loving social media, but not really sure what to do with it.

I read so many blog posts and tweets about relationships and engaging with people that after a while they all sound the same.  Do I really have something so profound and so different that people would pay me to say or write?  Maybe.

What if I say no? I don’t want to compete.  Does that mean I’m perceived as not willing to work as hard?   What if my goal isn’t to be the expert?  What if I don’t want to get a book published?  What if my goal isn’t to have a million followers on Twitter?

What if I just want to help people with their social media efforts?

(Seriously, I think that’s what I want to do.)

I know I’m the new kid on the block.  Right now, I’m a sponge.  I reading as much as I can when I can.  I love interacting and engaging with people on Facebook.  I love finding like-minded people on Twitter, but I’m pretty new there and I’m brand spanking new at blogging.  Expert?  No.  Experience?  Yes.

Compete?  Not yet.

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