Whether a man can live in space or moon is still debatable. But life in the digital world is already a reality. Like in the real world, though, for existence in the virtual world, it is important that you create your identity, a track record, a reputation – and maintain it.
There are many ways you can announce your arrival in the digital world: e-mail, social media, or by becoming part of a community or forum that matches your interests.
The fact is that being online and creating a strong web presence are the two most important things for personal and professional gains.
What is web presence? Is it just acquiring an email address? Is it putting up a site? Is it your online conduct? As a matter of fact, it’s all of these things and much more. It’s almost like creating your identity online, like in the offline world.
The challenge in becoming a part of a forum or community is finding one that interests you, and then slowly but steadily making your presence felt. Treat it like a new college you’ve just taken admission into. Naturally, you are apprehensive because you don’t know anybody. You don’t know where to go… but you walk around and familiarise yourself with your surroundings and the campus.
An online community is just that – campus. Take your time to find out about all that exists and what activities happen here. Find out about existing members and their likes and dislikes. Know what would be offensive to other members and avoid doing that.
As you spend more time, more members would start noticing you and approaching you… much like it happened in college. There you have your first set of friends. From there on, it’s how you take it further.
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Our upcoming blog ranges from creating your web presence to how you can use it best to become members of forums, why to set up your own blog, and how you can benefit from it.
Work hard at maintaining it. And you will be welcomed with open arms into the digital world.