Lima beans, broccoli, and mushrooms are among Americans’ most hated foods according to a recent survey. I’m right there with them. But I have found that mushrooms and broccoli are not so bad when smothered in garlic sauce or maybe topped with crabmeat.
What does any of this have to do with social media? Many people think of social media as something they know they should do, like eating broccoli or Brussels sprouts, but it’s still difficult to swallow. Perhaps you started a profile and joined a couple of groups at some point but you haven’t been active in months. Or years.
Just like eating vegetables is a must to stay healthy, an online presence is a must for a healthy career, especially if you are considering changing jobs or want to expand your professional or client base. “If you’re not on it [LinkedIn], you’re not in the game,” says Mark Lee, a tax director and author of blogs and professional journal articles about social media.
So here is my version of garlic sauce to tempt those of you who are leery of getting involved or have dropped out.