Welcome to the 1K Club
Today marks kind of a special day for this blog.
This will be the 1000th post on the site.
I started this blog back in early 2010 and started posting articles in May 2010.
Why did I start socialmedianews.com.au?
Well there were a couple of reasons:
1. Social Media was starting to gain real traction in Australia. Twitter use was getting higher and Facebook was well and truly cemented as the social juggernaut.
2. I noticed the domain socialmedianews.com.au was free, keyword rich and could possibly offer me a good base to start a blog.
3. My day to day work is in the online employment classifieds business, so branching out into a different niche is interesting, rewarding and refreshing.
Since starting this site I have learn’t a lot about social media. So much that I created my own Social Media Agency and have enjoyed doing work for clients across all industries. I have well and truly embraced the term ‘business blogging’.
I now only wish I had started the site even earlier. I’ve been lucky enough to have a great team of contributors to the site who share their views.
As time has gone on and I just ‘keep at it’ – I have gained a fair amount of coverage across the press – radio, print, newspapers, magazines – I even got into the Australian Financial Review once.
From there I started doing speeches about social media to whoever wanted to hire me, and I am now a media partner for most social media events that occur in Australia. It’s now even got to the point where I organise my own Surry Hills Social Media Club events with social / digital media people in the area.
I’ve had a great time getting into this industry, and using my previous online experience coupled with social media, I have been able to boost and market my own businesses with great success.
I’d like to thank everyone for the support over the last 2 years – and of course I will keep on going! 🙂