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Sharing stories is good and shows that you are active. Sharing relevant stories is better. You can find relevant stories on many social media, blogs, and newspapers. If you find this time-consuming, try CrowdFundingExposure.com which filters for you stories pushed by the most influential people in their field.
Reacting, retweeting, commenting, and liking other people’s stories is fine. Mentioning your sources in your messages, and recognizing their contribution is better and more respectful. It’s social etiquette that shows you’re really interested in what they say and not “borrowing” their content to add a few posts to your timelines.
Check regularly what’s happening in your field. You can find a wealth of top stories on social media. Now again if you find this time-consuming, you can find a digest on CrowdFundingExposure.com of the latest top stories shared by the most influential people in your field.
Be clear on your realm of influence. Potentially you can envision interacting with a broad audience on any topic. But you may want to consider staying focused on a few topics. It’s the difference between being a generalist versus a specialist. To grow your influence, start focusing on a few topics to get recognition from your peers.
Your topic may be at the crossroad of several others. Consider exploring related topics to quickly access insights from different perspectives. If you’re interested in a product, for example, try exploring its territories of usage or aspirations.
Being part of the conversation is good, but contributing to the conversation is better. There are different roles you can play in the conversation. Play your role and be genuine, it’s likely to best contribute to the overall conversation and increase your authority on your topics.