Ok, not really. But sub-head this post “You’re never appreciated most in your hometown”.
Yea, I get the whole social media expert bashing thing. I think generally it’s pretty funny. But I don’t get the bashing of the folks trying to make a living off of social media. Case in point, Len Hewit (name changed to protect the innocent).
I’ll admit, I was at once skeptical. I thought, what the hell does this kid know? But I’ve met Len a few times, and he genuinly wants to help people. You may disagree with what he’s teaching or how he goes about marketing his services, but that’s no excuse to categorize him as a social media snake oil salesman.
I’ve watched Len for a few months now with awe as he’s grown his network with positivity. I don’t think I’ve seen a negative tweet from him. But from some I hear from Columbus, he’s the Anti-Christ.
But if he were, why would well known social media folks hang around with him. Folks like Chris Brogan and Gary Vaynerchuck. Yes, you read that right.
Just because you hustle and #crushit doesn’t mean your a charlatan. If he and other folks are that bad in Columbus, OH, then let the market ferret them out.
Now go out and hug your local social media expert.