I have been a user (maybe not the most proficient one) of social media for quite a while — Facebook, Twitter, blogs and LinkedIn to name a few. Professionally, I have found this blog and LinkedIn have returned the most for my investment of time and money. They have helped communicate my and my community’s message related to economic development and helped me stay connected to a great network of professionals.
At the beginning of 2014, I find myself approaching milestones with both my Tennessee Economic Development blog and my LinkedIn profile. I am up to 994 posts on this blog, only 5 more after this one posts to break 1,000. On LinkedIn, I am up to 499 connections. With my next connection, my profile will display the “500+”. There are a lot of great friends in that group of professionals and a value everyone in my network.