On January 1, it was announced that I am one of the finalists in the Awesome Engagement Strategies Contest, sponsored by firepolemarketing.com. I entered as a way to spread an idea that worked incredibly well for connecting with my tribe--meetups in different cities.
Each finalist is sharing their engagement strategy through a guest blog post, on firepolemarketing.com, throughout January. Mine is being published on January 21. Finalists are encouraged to get the word out about the contest. Finalists will be judged based on quantity and the quality of comments on their blog posts. Photo by The Industrious Indigo!
My First Reaction
Ugh. I hate being part of a popularity contest. I hate begging for votes. I hate spamming people.
I went to firepolemarketing.com to look at the other entries and immediately was intimidated--one post had 127 comments! Granted, half the comments were the guest blogger responding to comments. But still.
It's About Being of Service, Stupid
Luckily, I figured out this wasn't about me. It's about being of service--to you, the reader, and to everyone else who wants to figure out how to build their tribe (including my coaching clients!)
Each of the finalists is sharing their *best* strategy for building their tribe. This is not theory or a slick program. It's real world experience with proven results. Each blogger was instructed to give clear guidance on how readers could implement their strategies, ranging from how to get over your fear of blogging and really enjoy the process, to using FB successfully to engaging with video. Take a look for yourself here. It's truly the best of the best from over a dozen people actively building their tribe--more than any one person could put together. Photo by Stock Picks Expert.
Move Into Action
The results come from *implementing* great ideas. So avoid being a knowledge whore. (I can't say why, but that phrase just popped into my head--oh, wait, I think it's because it's close to "knowledge hoarder".) Too many people collect great tips and never take the next step of applying it in their world. So they never get the results. Instead:
- Schedule 30 minutes to read through all of the awesome engagement strategies. Seriously. Do it.
- Pick one or two ideas that resonate with you.
- Let a friend in on how you will apply the ideas and by when.
- And get going!
P.S. If you find my post compelling enough to leave a comment on (remember, it won't be published until January 21), I'd be mighty grateful. But really, this is about you getting some great strategies, in one place, to help build your tribe.