I didn't see a thread in here on Gary Vaynerchuk, just references made to him. Nor did I see any Seth Godin love for that matter, and the messages in his "Tribes" book couldn't be more powerful than now. And if you combine that with the outline spelled out for you in "Crush It", then hot damn... You're in good shape
Hopefully most of you have read Crush It!, since that book is a powerhouse (there's no excuse to have not read it either since it's so small and fluff-free, as is "Tribes").
Just taking a few of the main ideas in there:
You can go so far. Connecting with people, listening to them, caring about them... And pumping out more-than-amazing content. That's what's going to matter because thanks to social media, if you have all of these things, people are going to notice. And then they're going to talk about you and tell their friends.
Drawing from the ideas in Crush It!, if you want to build a community, then it's not going to come to you. Your hard work, great content, and caring about the people you connect with is what's going to build that community, that Tribe (as Seth Godin puts it) of listeners and followers. And also connecting with as many people as you possibly can.
With the current state of social Media, I really do think you need to be transparent and accessible. And if people start implementing more of these ideas, I think it will go a long way..
Any Gary V fans in here?