I was joking on my Twitter stream a few days ago that there are a lot of new HR pros using social media. I’ve been active in the SoMe space for about six months now (although in some ways it feels a lot longer, but in a good way) and I’m glad that more people are coming around to using these tools. It means more voices are being heard, increased membership in a vibrant and creative community, and hopefully more quality content is being produced. If nothing else, it makes me look like a wily veteran in at least a few people’s eyes. Yeah, right.
But, just like all things, with life comes death. I’ve noticed that there’s been a few HR bloggers who are no longer in the game (see here and here). There are some that post so infrequently that I can’t tell if they’re being maintained. Others have gone underground, so I have no idea what they’re doing. And on the Twitter side, there are tons of people that just don’t get it. It’s a good reminder that nothing is permanent except change. For me, it means that I have to make sure my last post is as good as my best. You never know when it may all change, for better or for worse. Besides, I want to be remembered-don’t you?
So here’s my hope for the new crop of HR talent on the Web:
- Learn from our mistakes
- Find your voice
- Be open and honest
- Embrace the community
- Be generous
- When you’re ready to quit, do it while you’re on top
Editors note: Are you a new HR blogger/Twitter user? Then leave a comment so others can find out who you are! And of you’re a SoMe veteran, what advice would you give to the new kids on the block?