My Social Media Resolutions For 2010

Posted on January 16, 2010. Filed under: Blogging, Personal, Social Media, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , |


It has been almost 3 weeks since my last posting,  my 3 words for 2010. Perhaps, it couldn’t be most proper moment to talk about the resolutions for this uncertain and puzzling coming year. If you’re a top blogger, a twitter fanatic, a social media addict or trendy enough, You may think this was a topic for being discussed at the beginning of January, that it’s not hot anymore or that isn’t going to increase the traffic through my blog and so on…but I don’t care, I really believe that’s what life is about, caring only for things are worth of it. I’ve been working on my resolutions for 2010 and my unique aim is to share them with you, hoping they empower your goals and encourages you to carry on with them to the end of the year, I might even want you to review and reconsider your resolutions – if applicable – Last but least, I’d like to see if we agree at some point  and comparing and contrasting mine with yours.

Undoubtedly, a big challenge where a great amount of effort is required!

My Prof. Resolutions

  • Managing my social time as Chris Brogan said in managing social media time. I’ll focus ½ my efforts on reading and looking for content, ¼ on comment and giving feedback and ¼ on creating and delivering content.
  • I’ll intend to spend no more than 4 hours a day.
  • Organizing my mind and get straight to the point, sometimes, when I’m talking with people I’ll get stuck and lose plenty of time trying to explaining details, which make no difference at all. Therefore, I’ll focus my efforts on omit these inefficient costly talks and get to the point.
  • I’ll follow my 3 words and develop my goals based on them.
  • I’ll be conscious about what kind of content I’m sharing, when I’m going to deliver it, to who and with what purposes.
  • I’ll work harder than ever to make my goals happen, I’ll start trying by doing and putting in practice and not by thinking and writing.
  • I’ll work when other slow down, when nobody knows, when nobody does (holidays, summers, Christmas, etc.)
  • I’ll work overnight, but, most importantly I won’t let anybody know how hard and long I work.
  • I’ll give thanks to my folks, my closest friends, my family, these people who has supported me unconditionally and has always been there no matter the situation, I’ll give them thanks and say how much I love them and care about me. I won’t let myself loose the contact with they neither.
  • I’ll share what I do and how I do, because I understand thank the knowledge don’t belongs to me, even though you, it belong to all of us. I’ll try to explain better what is going on around us for after sharing it.


  • Create my travel diary blog and post everyday.
  • Continue working on my newly pressed 2 blogs (Israel Garcia’s No-Blog and “Hablando Sobre Marketing”).
  • No more than 4 Tags per post and 3 categories.
  • Write short bur effective conversations instead of bring long and left-brainers posts.
  • Post regularly weekly in each Blog Monday-Friday.
  • Write longer and descriptive titles.
  • Build interest  and trust on my readers and catch their attention.
  • Make call to actions to truly call the readers to action.
  • Deliver the kind of content I’ve promised in the title.
  • Display my thoughts, expertise or whatever I might want to say mostly of the times in less than 600 words.
  • Write according what’s hot on social media and marketing.
  • Write thought-provoking posts.
  • Don’t spend more than 1.30min. blogging.


  • Build new professional relationships and connecting with more potential contacts.
  • Broaden my network preferably in the States as is from where I’d like to stand up.
  • Help empowering people, finding job positions, introducing new connections that make possible business or offering my services to their personal endeavours.
  • Sharing and exchanging all kind of content and knowledge with the people I’m connected with.
  • Create a LinkedIn group, with its own identity and values with the aim of being helpful for the crowd and offer those resources and content that make them better.
  • Being more active  on the discussions: participle in at least 2 daily (I’m in more than a 25 groups so, I guess I’ll have to pick the most suitable conversations according to my needs)
  • My great challenge on LinkedIn is Q&A: I’ll be responding at least 1 or 2 weekly.


  • I’ll create content through video posts delivering talks about social media and marketing, I reckon this approach will be more personal and engaging for the audience. Social media should be more personal and trustworthy, I’ve always though that human relationship is what really matters.


  • As I get stuck with so much daily info, I’ll remove from those readers and email lists, which I consider they’re not worth nor giving me value.
  • I’ll delete rapidly all kind of content that don’t meet my needs.
  • I’ll use the email only as a communication channel with people I’m not working with (friends, relatives, girlfriend, etc.)
  • I’ll be also more concise in terms of replies just to save time.
  • No emoticons, no fancy fonts, no colors, no “hello”, no “regards”, etc.

Google wave

  • Due to its collaborative functions, I’ll use it to work closely with my partners and even clients.
  • I’ll combine the waves with Google talk and Google docs to boost its use and make it more dynamic and efficient.
  • I’ll use it just when really makes sense and fits in my workflow.


  • Delivering and sharing worthwhile information.
  • Increasing blogs traffic.
  • RT best resources and links.
  • Delivering crossover content according with groups of targets.
  • Sharing inspiring thoughts and quotes.
  • Being more efficient, communicative and punchy in the 140 characters.
  • Decrease the number of low value users I’m following already.
  • Increase follower in terms of high value users.


  • Communicate and deliver specific content to my crowd.
  • Knowing how they are and what they’re up to.
  • Being in contact with my family, closest friends and people around me.
  • Increase the number of friends that truly know.
  • Searching interests according to my friends profile.

Now, I’d like to hear from you. What’s your take? Does this make sense? Do you agree with me? disagree? What are your social media resolutions for 2010?


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My 3 Words for 2010

Posted on January 2, 2010. Filed under: Personal, Uncategorized | Tags: , , |

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Inspired by Chris Brogan and his post my 3 words for 2010, where he talks about 3 words that are being used as a guidance for setting and accomplishing goals, I’ve come up with my 3 own words for 2010, which I’d like to share with all of you.


I should be more efficient with time management. It’s time to establish deadlines and patterns for processes as social media, mailing or meetings. I do believe that if I could optimize the time I spent in every task, project, tactics, process or strategy and determine the amount spent in each, I could make my day-to-day more productive and profitable.


As Socrates said: “I only know that I don’t know anything”. I really think that acting in that way will give me a deep sense of learning and will take me apart from the arrogance and the self-perfection. Therefore, I’ll learn from every person, situation, decision, action or whatever is ever made along the road.


As someone said to me once: “You may broaden your knowledge and perhaps you’ll learn a lot but, what is the point if you don’t put in practice what you’ve learnt?” I’ve never realized of that before but…I totally agree, it doesn’t make sense if you don’t apply what you read/hear/learn. I’ll start developing ideas about:

  1. What I already know
  2. What I’m learning/reading/hearing/observing as I go
  3. What I’ll learn/read/hear/observe through life’s journey

Hope this make sense.

And you? What are your 3 words for 2010?

I’d like to thank Chris Brogan for this insightful idea.


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I wish you 365 Christmas days

Posted on December 25, 2009. Filed under: Blogging, Personal, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , |

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What does Christmas means?

It is the tenderness of the past, the value of the present and hope for the future…

…It is the warm hug of a familiar when we got home

…the special stare you exchange with that special person

…the happiness of enjoying of all your relatives

…the most sincere hope that we could be near of our loved ones.

…the wish that every path we take will lead us to peace.

…the encountering with those who we dream to see.

…to vent our feelings.

…remembering those who are no longer among us, but will always prevail in our hearts.

…amaze the youngest, because they are the kings of Christmas

…realize that the true and pure Christmas spirit lies only on the children hearts.

…be willing to rectify the mistakes we’ve all ever committed at anytime.

…coping with the past strongly and with total determination.

…forgiving those people who have been unfair to us at some point in our lives.

giving to those who have not.

…reconciling with those who were once part of our lives.

…accepting oneself as one really is.

…appreciate as humans beings the good that we have and not the evil.

…not stop in the wrong we did, but in what the good chances that there is still ahead of us.

…seeing what we are capable to do, because we do not know who we are until we see what we can do.

…the wish of being every day a better person.

…the impatience to face challenges.

…not wait for an incredible thing happen, but you make it happening.

…to do our dreams and goals.

…to engage and be committed to overcome the toughest obstacles.

…to say “I love you” to the people around you.

…defining new purposes for after reach the peak.

…all for a few, nothing for many.

…an instant or perhaps lasts forever?

…Is it a state of mind or perhaps a indescribable feeling?

…Is this long-awaited moment or perhaps this one unexpected?

…It is…

All of this and less more is Christmas for me so, I would like we to stop for a moment, just one second of our hectic and busy lives, and deeply think about the true meaning of Christmas, What really is Christmas?

Forgive my presumption and my disrespect, but I firmly believe that Christmas is on February 6, April 21, June 15, October 19th or even the entire month of May … Christmas is every day, because Christmas is inside us. We make Christmas every time we believe, love and share because, Christmas is not a period of time, not a habit, not a commercial action, nor a consumer movement, not even a commitment or debt, Christmas is into us every day of our entire lives. There is no need being a special day to celebrate it.

I like to think that there is no need to wait for Christmas to do all these things. I hope you do not wait until it is too late …

Whether this happens or not only depends on you!

I urge you making a particular Christmas time every day of your life

I wish you 365 Christmas days to you and all your loved ones.

And you? What does Christmas means for you?I’d like to hear from you…

All the best in life’s journey


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Introducing myself

Posted on May 16, 2009. Filed under: Details, Myself, Personal | Tags: , , , , |

Hi to everybody!!!

I’m sorry I was so rude and have no presented before. I know there is no excuse, so I apologize

I’m here to introduce a little of myself and also my professional blog.

Here I go, I’m Israel Garcia Rodriguez, I’m 26 years old and I live in Valencia-Spain. I work for a comunication agency as a Marketing & advertisement Manager, that is located in Valencia, while I’m finishing my master degree specialized in sales & Marketing management. I created this blog with the main purpose of talk about hot topics in the fields of social media, publicity, marketing and business in general. I’m very interested to share insights and approaches with lots of professionals for expanding my views in the fields I work for and also for enhancing my knowledge because I think there is still a long road to travel.

I wish my little corner of thoughts be encouraging,inspiring and enlightening in some cases.

I hope to have soon the pleasure to contact with you. 

Have a great day





Israel G

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