• My Thanks To You

    Hi, everyone Jason here. I just wanted to take a moment and convey my thoughts onΒ  how thankful I am for each and everyone of you; not only here on the blog but on twitter as well. Through your quality engagement and interaction you keep me going and make me feel blessed to be a part of your online lives. The most important things I am thankful for in each of you is how real you are, the way you support me and offer advice in time of need.

    As some of you know, back in March of this year I got very disgusted because no one was commenting on my blog post, my follower count was low and there was no interaction. Basically finding my place was a struggle.Β  As a result, I took down the blog and erased my presence on twitter. A couple days passed before I started getting emails stating I was being missed and asking where I was at. I proceeded to tell what had happen.

    I began to take a look inside myself and asking the question, “Is this the way I want people to portray me as?” I immediately got up brought the blog back and started my presence on twitter once again. Ever since I have seen nothing but positive results. I have realized that my follower count is just another number. Its the quality of my followers that is most important to me. I have now began to find my place in social media as a promoter of my followers and their blogs and developed it into my passion.

    In closing, I am here to say never give up or get discouraged in social media. It takes time to develop what your looking for. Dedicate yourself, take initiative and concentrate on a strategy that you can put into place to make you become a winner. Through this journey you will encounter some unpleasant people so you have to remain strong and let everyone know that no one or anything can bring you down. I look forward to the future with each and everyone of you with even more positive results in store.

    As a token of appreciation toΒ  my audience here on the blog and followers on twitter, I have decided to give away a $25 @Starbucks gift card. All you have to do to win is leave me a comment stating what you are thankful for in your blog audience or twitter following along with your twitter handle. Winner will be drawn using random.org Contest ends Friday Sept 24 at 5pm ET and Good Luck.


12 Responsesso far.

  1. kristin says:

    I’m only just getting to know you, but I think you’re wonderful and engaging. Rare to find in social media.

    πŸ™‚

  2. Jerry says:

    Jason,
    First off, I want to say that this is an amazing blog post. Second, I wanted to say that I am glad you found your way and began the journey of being you, through and through.
    Since I am pretty much new to the twiiter experience, I still find new and challenging methods of interacting with my online friends, who have become as much an important part of my day as the ones I see everyday. You’ve have been one of the greatest influences along my journey into developing and growing with my online presence. I can’t begin to name or thank the wonderful and helpful group of people I have come to respectfully engage with on twitter, as well as other forms of online media.
    I hope and pray that I can give as much to you and others as you have given to me. I find myself every morning, with my first cup of coffee in hand, ready to check on my followers and their day, and attentively allow myself the opportunity to engage in the flow of energy and life that each person generates.
    Well wishes along your journeys through life, and hoping that all along the way I am there to experience and celebrate the growth of an amazing individual.

  3. Paul Beare says:

    Hi Jason,
    Nearly one year ago, I began our blog with great assistance from a colleague. Only recently as the anniversary approaches have I realised that no matter what industry you work in, whether niche or not, someone: somewhere will listen to what you have to say.
    I am grateful to followers and clients for providing subject material, and in turn this ends up copy!
    Social media is an up-hill game, however the rewards are well worth it. New and upcoming trends combined with a power and determination to succeed all help!
    Congratulations on your blog, and stay tweeting!
    Paul @UKAccounting on Twitter

  4. Sometimes it seems like we’re writing for nobody, but often it turns out that our audience is simply enjoying and absorbing silently. I’ve found that my audience on my blogs and Twitter contains a bunch of smart people and I’m thankful that when I have a question or quandry, there always seems to be someone stepping up to help.

  5. Mary Rarick says:

    I had no idea about your personal journey, Jason, but it made me think.

    My Twitter followers inspire me to be better, make me laugh and lift me up. I am grateful to my Twitter community for the wealth of support and joy they bring to my life.

    I’m particularly thankful when afforded the opportunity to meet this community in real life and take time to meet at least two new people each week with whom I’ve connected on social media.

    @Mary_Rarick

  6. Courtney says:

    Jason! What a wonderful post…I want you to know that I appreciate YOU being on Twitter! You always make me smile. Thanks for sticking around! πŸ™‚

  7. Jason Houck says:

    Thanks Courtney. It makes me smile when you smile.

  8. Jason Houck says:

    I agree. I have learned that by the emails I received when I decided to take everything down.

  9. Jason Houck says:

    I am very greatful to hear you say that Jerry. It makes me feel good when I can make an impact in someones life.

  10. Susie Kline says:

    I’m so glad you didn’t quit the blog-o-sphere, Jason! I think you have amazing ideas and a heart of gold! I’ve found a lot of “real” people on Twitter: people I would love to meet in real life.

    Keep it up, Jason! You are loved!

    xo Susie

    @SusieKline

  11. I am so thankful that through my blog and social networking, I have been able to meet so many wonderful and helpful people. I have gotten more out of social media than I have working at any other job, and right now, I’m not even technically working a job!! LOL

    Jason, thanks for being such a friendly and helpful voice, using your efforts to make us all better. I’m sure I’m not alone when I say that we are all truly grateful for you. πŸ™‚

    See ya at #BWE10!!!

  12. Peggy says:

    I am thankful for my healthy family.

    twitter.com/mycraftingworld

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