It is hard to underestimate the impact that social networking has had upon the music industry. The entire market is being reinvented with the demise of traditional record companies, and the ascendancy of direct band-to-fan marketing. While a successful marketing campaign would use multiple outlets, it seems clear that the most important social media site at this time is Facebook. With over 350 Million active users, and a six month growth of 70% in the first half of 2009, Facebook is destined to be the dominant social media site for some time.
How you see yourself is one thing, but how others perceive you can be quite another. So get a partner in crime to run these characteristics by. I find a conversation with a trusted friend helpful, certainly more so than spending money on so-called self-help books. Just run your Follow me past a good friend or trusted acquaintance. Chances are she has either been thinking about the same thing or has already tried her hand at it. As a last resort or if you prefer a more trusted, scientific approach get on the Internet. There are even websites which can help you write the perfect profile to achieve maximum impact and find your soul mate- mostly for a fee.
Speak what you want to express in your profile narrative into the voice recorder. Then transcribe it. That’s all. And don’t let me catch you making a “crib sheet” with notes scrawled on it. In order for this exercise to make sense, you must start only with general thoughts in your head rather than hard copy notes or some memorized “lines”.
Talk to your friends. If you want to keep your profile safe, you have to encourage others to do so as well. Just as friends can easily network, so can the bad guys if your best friend gives out her street address, it won’t be hard to put two and two together and figure out where you live as well.
Tell us something about you that makes you different from everyone else. “One of my passions is animal rescue and this summer our group is hosting the Basset Hound Olympics to raise money for their veterinary care.” Gee, doesn’t that tell someone how compassionate you are and how you like doing charity work? Be online profile specific. Actions speak louder than words.
I do, however, teach men and women how to transform their mediocre profiles into expressions of greatness. All the time. You see, were I to write your blasted “essay” for you the real problem might actually be exacerbated rather than helped.
Women want to know as much as they can about you, so give them the opportunity to do so by filling out all sections of your profile. They will actually take the time to read out everything that you wrote, so do your best to list what your into and your hobbies in your profile. Don’t skip sections either. Even if it seems boring and long to fill out, take the extra 5 minutes to fill out the whole profile so that you can attract quality women to you. It will be in your best interest to do so. Here’s another tip.
If you concentrate on these online dating tips and get your profile focused and clear, with a good photograph, then you can look forward to meeting the right guys. You will save yourself time, money and maybe the heartache on no-hope dates.