I just got out of a Blab.IM. If you don't know what that is, it's OK. It's a fairly new platform. At this writing it's a little over 4 months old. It don't know how many people are on it. They haven't released the numbers yet. Honestly, I don't know that they ever will. Whatever they are, they are changing very rapidly. I wouldn't want to gander a guess either. Besides, that's not what this post is about. This is a post about people. That's it. And you can find plenty of people over at Blab.IM.
What Kind Of People?
Currently there are a lot of Social Media Specialist. At least that's what they say they are. They can get you followers. They can get you likes. You want to be in more G+ Circles? No problem. They can do that too! They are 'awesome' and you should listen to them. Because they are Social Media Specialist/Strategist/Managers. They can build your business. And there are a ton of them over at Blab telling you how you how to make money. Neat. Except they are sitting on broke asses.
"Sharing Is Caring". I've watched this nonsensical idea proliferate between 10 an 20 years. There are some things about it that are spot on. And there are some things about it that trouble me. Since we are on a five minute timer, I'll get straight to them.
Sharing Your Best Stuff
I've never seen a guru share every thing they do. Ever. They are always reminding you that they 'give away their best stuff." But, isn't their best stuff the books, CD's, or other products their selling? The book guru wants you to share their stuff so they can sell more books. The Training guru wants you to share their stuff so they can sell more training. The car guy wants you to share his post so he can sell more cars. Don't misunderstand me. I don't think there's anything wrong with sharing. But buying their products and giving them yours isn't an equitable exchange. In my view, it is a one way exploitation of your willingness to help.