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Posted on 27. Feb, 2009 by sethcaskey.
I briefly mentioned this in my last vlog, but during my first 20 minute dedicated writing session, I let myself brainstorm about some things that I want to do with this blog and how I want to use all of the information that I am learning towards furthering my acting career.
Learning all this stuff is great fun, but if I’m not able to put it to use somehow, it all feels wasteful.
The great thing about brainstorming is that there are no bad ideas. I allow myself to ask the questions: what if? how can I? If I could…, etc. and just write.
Earlier this week I read a post by @brianspaeth about a crazy marketing idea that he had of targeting just one person and by focusing all of his efforts on reaching that one individual then, if successful he would have a 100% success rate. It was an interesting concept, but none the less got my mind thinking.
So what is it that I hope to accomplish with all of this social media stuff anyway?
- Connect with others who are outside my current sphere of influence
- Create online relationships that translates into the real-world
- Be a source of value for those with whom I have a relationship with online
- Candidly share my own experiences to inspire that person to follow the dream that lives within him/her. (Hey, if I can do it – so can you)
One of my goals for 2009 is to find and connect with an acting mentor. So, I had this idea of using twitter and some of the other social media tools to find and connect with that person and then translate that relationship into the real world. Doable? I dunno.
What I do know is that there are quite a few actors and producers that I have admired for a while currently using Twitter.
How can I connect with them in the virtual world, and translate that into a real-world relationship. Can I? I dunno. Has anyone ever done this before? I dunno.
I’m going to try it and see what happens. What’s the worst thing that could come of it? I make a new friend.
Hit me up with your comments. Anyone already done this? Think it’s a stupid idea? Talk to me baby.
Remember we’re all in this together and there’s always room at the table.