So you put a new business plan together for 2010. Whether your enterprise is big or small – and regardless of industry – you almost certainly discussed Social Media.

Giving just those two tools away will tick some people off. Every time I write a newsletter some wise guy writes me an email or a DM and asks me what the flip I think I’m doing giving all that stuff away. I recently received an email advising me to keep such content in my private classes or events.

Even if you haven’t had your website exist before social media, now is the time to grow that name of your site into the brand that can be known by a wider mas, when grown. A smart strategy is to take a look at the big dogs and catch “some” of those tricks they use, cause they have more experience in the field.

Blogging – Two to three blog posts a week should be the minimum if you want to keep your blog from getting “dusty”. Internet search engines like web sites that change and are always updated.

Idea #6- Join as many local networking groups as you can and be sure and exchange invitations to join each others social media accounts. Many local networks can be found online, especially on LinkedIn. Don’t forget to join as many groups as you can on LinkedIn to participate and get followers. Don’t be shy, they are there for the same reason.

Bring your personal life into the mix. This is something I discovered online back in 1998 when our kitchenware business grew rapidly. People want to connect with real people. Don’t position yourself as someone who has ALL the answers and lives a PERFECT life and has everything color coordinated and organized and perfectly clean in your closets but be someone people can relate to. Share your life, share how you live and inspire others. I learn just as much from those who have a relationship with me through SoMee Social ONG as they do from me. It’s a beautifully beneficial relationship. Ironically it’s one of my biggest USP’s that can’t be copied but it can be caught. Be yourself, be real and you’ll have clients who make your life such a joy!

Social media in general has been a huge focal point of success on the internet since the “human” seems to find connection to each other a must-need aspect of life.

There are a million things to know about blogging and its intersection with the Social Media world. That goes way beyond the scope of this article, which is why I recommend you get a copy of the aforementioned book Webify Your Business and follow blogging hotshots like Denise Wakeman, who has a free five-part video course on business blogging, and Darren Rowse of ProBlogger, whose articles include one titled Blogging Tips for Beginners. To learn lots about Social Media visit Mashable often and check out its guides to Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, etc.