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36 Replies to “Nurturing Partnerships in Social Media

  1. Hi An
    Love the Blog, although it does kind of trouble me at the amount of work it implies I’ve not been doing haha!

    Many thanks for some great inspiration!

  2. Ann, you have once again assembled a diverse group of social media voices! I see a few friends who’s viewpoints I already embrace & I see some who are new to me, people I now wish to get to know better!

    Thanks for a worthwhile read!

  3. Ann,

    Thanks. Another great post that includes your own partnerships! Nicely done.

    Each of the ways of nurturing connections posted here are true and important aspects of creating partnerships. My impression is that there is one other element of creating partnerships online: consistency. In other words, some people seem to be able to maintain a presence on social media (or the web, in general) and some are not. It’s much more attractive to partner with the ones who stick around.

    Thanks again and…
    Playful blessings,
    Stan (aka @muz4now)

  4. Thank you so much Ann for including me in this post with such an awesome group of friends. You all have been a huge influence and inspiration to me. Your posts Ann always remind me that even though some of us do business in the social media space, the most important part of it all is people and how we interact and treat them. Thank you for setting the bar high.

    1. Hi Joyce,

      My blog is a great outlet for me to share life situations. I take the lesson and share with my readers. By featuring my friends, we can share our advice with one another. I also even learn from the comments people share with us. Social media is a great medium and a powerful one. Let’s use it in a positive learning way.


  5. Ann,

    I have been a twitter follower of yours for a while and always appreciate your posts. This year I have decided to step up my game and no longer lurk through social media, but be an active part of it. I appreciate your spirit and the truth that you bring to this media. We all need role models and you are definite one to follow. God bless.

    One Smart Lady

  6. Ann, thank you so much for the include in your fantastic post with so many shining people!

    You consistently show how committed you are to supporting your friends and know that we will always be here for you…

    Hopefully this article will make it clear to others that being genuine and supportive with one another while honoring each others time and brand is so important…

    Love, Hugs, and Light!

    Debra aka @MomsofAmerica

    1. Hi Debra,

      You are super generous to share my blog post with your friends on a weekly basis. I like working on these series because I get to invite my friends to share their voices along with me. I am extremely lucky to be surrounded by such wonderful warm advocates.

      Thank YOU!


  7. Amazing nuggets of social media wisdom from all my friends, incl. you, Ann. So much to learn from everyone. Really happy to contribute a little bit and thank you for assisting me to be a part of it. Hats off friends!

  8. Hi Ann! Lovely thoughtful educational post! Recently I have realized the power and usefulness of social media, particularly Twitter. I didn’t pay too much attention to what I was posting. If I saw an interesting article, anywhere on any topic, whther from another blog or from the news..anywhere, I’d re-tweet it. But watching and istening to pros like yourse;f has taught me the importance and value of waht I tweet and how to resepctmy followers more. Thanks for teaching this mini course on Netowrking and building partenrships, something I’m becoming ore and more keenly focused on.

    1. Hi Loco,

      Twitter and other social media platforms are powerful mediums to connect with people across the globe. Thank you for sharing.


  9. What a wonderful group of social media people you have put together Ann.

    So much too learn from those who are always a fantastic example of the right way to do things in this wonderful community.

  10. This is such a great representation of a fantastic headline in actuality. Thanks Ann for making me part of this wonderful group of friends. A pure showcase of the strength of collaboration powered by Social Media.

    1. Hi Doug,

      I really like your piece to this post. I am lucky to be surrounded by such a wonderful group of supportive friends. Thanks for your guidance.


  11. I really enjoyed this post, the personal touch is something that is missing from a lot of blogs. It is refreshing to see this aspect in a social media site, I look forward to reading more of your work.

  12. Thanks so much Ann for the inclusion in this post.

    Success in social media may hinge on some of the things one does to build a presence, but longevity and respect come from positive, life-affirming, reciprocal relationships.

    Everyone has a particular style. This is great because the diversity of methods, strategies, and approaches makes social media what it is. But no matter what your style is, the substance must include an ability to build and sustain “personal relationships”.

    Your particular work Ann – post after post – reveals that you understand this. You don’t simply talk about the principles of “collaboration” and “supporting each other”. You practice it. In social media, and in real life. And without interruption. This is one of many reasons I am honored to call you a friend.

    Keep up the great work.


    1. Hi Sean,

      Thank you for your kind, generous words. We make a great team! I look forward to working on more projects with you. Because of the Huffington Post piece you featured me in, my social media presence was elevated. Your #TwitterPowerHouses rocks and I am grateful for your kindness.


  13. What a great set of interweaving strands of fascinating people clearly linking talent, enthusiasm, generosity and respect! They really epitomise exactly the sense of community that your blog describes!

    1. Hi Judith,

      Thank YOU for sharing and I am very lucky to have so many supportive friends in my social media community.


  14. I treasure our relationship Ann. Thanks for doing what you do every day!
    For me I see everyone in the world as a collaborator and partner and find magic happening with more and more wonderful people each day in a totally random and open way.
    Keep being such a leader in all this


  15. Great tips from Sean through Steve, plus your own personal touch. Personally, I struggle a bit with this as I’m not entirely sure what I can offer contributors outside of my support and sharing. I think it’s easier for someone who is well-established to offer value by appearing in their blog. This piece is a good start how I can dig deeper to find mutual benefits while I grow. Thanks again, Ann.

    1. Hi Tony,

      I agree we have fantastic tips from Sean through Steve. I am so blessed to be surrounded by such an amazing group of friends! I appreciate you sharing your thoughts with us.


  16. great post! it really is true that an online collaboration is as much about nurturing relationships as it is exchanging talent. i think, in this age of hyperconnectivity – socialmediawise – the ability to connect with your partners in a fluid and overall nurturing way will be the most successful model in terms of sustainability.

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