A Day in the Life Of A Social Media Influencer

You don’t have to be a “person of influence” to be influential. In fact, the most influential people in my life are probably not even aware of the things they’ve taught me.
~Scott Adams

With the rise of Klout, a company that measures influences on social networks  which I usually refer as the Social Media Clown, online influencers become the hottest celebrities of the digital age.You have seen these influencers sitting front row at fashion week next to Anna Wintour or walking the red carpet at a movie premiere with George Clooney. Have you ever wondered what they do on daily basis?

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This is a normal day of a social media influencer.

9:49 a.m  Tweets “just woke up”. Googles a hangover cure.

10:05  a.m Checks Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Email. Reads  online newspapers and blogs to check last night party photos. Sends the editor an email request to removing a photo where “the influencer” looked too fat.

10:35 a.m Tweets about how beautiful “the influencer” is today.  Uploads a picture herself  on Instagram. Checks in “the influencer’s fabulous office”  on Foursquare…..[Incase anyone forgot how important she is].

10:45 a.m  Reads a frienemy’s blog and finds out ABC PR agency did not invite the influence to a party. Breaks a vase and tweets ” _____ party is just for influencer-wanna-be”

10:46 a.m Checks Twitter

10:47 a.m Checks Twitter

10:48 a.m Checks Twitter

10:50  a.m Writes a blog post about last night party.

11:30 am Works on the “next viral” Ebook => “How to party and influence people”

12:45 p.m Checks Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest. Counts new followers and fans.

1:00 p.m Eats lunch with another influencer. Spends 20 minutes tweeting back and forth with the other influencer on Twitter so everyone can see that the influencers are eating together.

2:15 p.m Asks restaurant’s manager to cover the bill and promises to write a review. Of course it will be a good one because it was a free meal.

3:00 p.m Pitches to brands and asks for samples…..a lot of samples.

4:00 p.m Takes more pictures and shares them on Instagram.

4:30 p.m Googles “How to gain more Twitter followers”, ” Cheap Facebook Fans”, “How to become influential on social media”

5:00 p.m Drops by ____store to pick up a dress for the many parties of the night. Takes picture and  shares on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter. [This is what a girl needs to do to borrow a dress!]

6:00 p.m Arrives at party A. Tweets “the influencer has arrived #PartyAbyBCD”

7:00 p.m Open bar => drinks

8:00 p.m Still drinking…it is free

9:00 p.m …..still drinking

10:00 p.m Time to go to party  B

11:00 p.m Drinks more

…… Not sure what happens

2:00 a.m Home

This is a joke. Don’t take it too seriously. A lot of people claim to be influencers. Partying day and night, and writing about it the next day does not make you an influencer.  Having a high Klout score or a big following does not make you an influencer.  Popularity is NOT influence. It takes a lot more work to become a true influencer.

True  influencers would never call themselves  ”influencers” because they are too busy adding value to others’ lives. They use their powers for good not personal gain. These are the only “influencers” we need to know.

 

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Cam Mi Pham

CamMi Pham (@cammipham) is a digital marketer by day, blogger by night She is a vintage-a-holic, tea drinker and shoe lover.
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  • juanxi

    @joeyalarilla joey!!! Loooong time no see :)

    • joeyalarilla

      @juanxi Oo nga, long time no see :) Hope to catch up soon :)

      • juanxi

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        • jaydj

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        • juanxi

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        • joeyalarilla

          @juanxi Cool, looking forward to that!

        • jaydj

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  • NealSchaffer

    @NickWAllen @cammipham ‘s great, isn’t she?

    • NickWAllen

      @NealSchaffer @cammipham yes a great Sunday read. Have a great one guys :-)

      • NealSchaffer

        @NickWAllen Take care Nick – and please keep in touch!!!

        • NickWAllen

          @NealSchaffer you too. Safe journeys Neal!

      • elinedeneree

        @NickWAllen @nealschaffer @cammipham FUNNY social media ROCKSTARS ain’t we all ;);)

        • cammipham

          @elinedeneree @NickWAllen many C-list bloggers do it I didn’t really make it up they dont deserve to be called influencer

        • elinedeneree

          @cammipham @nickwallen agreed;) in NL that would never work, Dutch restaurants would laugh them right in the face;)

        • cammipham

          @elinedeneree @nickwallen lol depend on their popularity it might work here usually they have to pitch in advance

        • elinedeneree

          @cammipham @nickwallen btw (cc @NealSchaffer ) would be interesting to explore (and blog) what real influencers are :)

      • cammipham

        @NickWAllen I am glad you like it dear

    • cammipham

      @NealSchaffer @NickWAllen you are too kind my dear

  • cammipham

    @piotrostrach I am glad you enjoyed it

  • cammipham

    @joeyalarilla I am glad you like it dear

    • joeyalarilla

      @cammipham Thanks, CamMi! :)

      • cammipham

        @joeyalarilla :) how are you dear

  • cammipham

    @DigitalBlonde i am glad you like it dear how are you doing

    • DigitalBlonde

      @cammipham loving the fact that you will work for shoes!!

      • cammipham

        @DigitalBlonde lol who wouldnt :P we all love shoes right?

  • cammipham

    @GetBuzzzed i am glad you like it

  • cjgrayHR

    @cammipham Good work CamMi

    • cammipham

      @cjgrayHR do you mind edit that post? thanks

      • cjgrayHR

        @cammipham the social media one?

        • cammipham

          @cjgrayHR there should be like 2 or 3 short one skip the contest

        • cjgrayHR

          @cammipham I’ll read today. Won’t change til Tues. God is telling me “rest.” I try to obey.

        • cammipham

          @cjgrayHR no problem thanks whats new w u?

        • cjgrayHR

          @cammipham Outside work. Washing cars, garden, yesterday. Today? Read and watch NASCAR and NBA later. Tomorrow? Cookout for holiday.

        • cjgrayHR

          @cammipham Tues back to networking and errands.

        • cjgrayHR

          @cammipham It’s 90+ degrees here

        • cammipham

          @cjgrayHR oh its long weekend for u i forgot that

        • cjgrayHR

          @cammipham Canadians contributed greatly in WWII.

  • jacquelyncyr

    @cammipham Hah, funny stuff.

  • MarcieMom

    @cammipham Hi! Do u know how to use bit.ly after it changed its website? Having problems copying n pasting the bit.ly, cant even find it!

  • blacksebath

    @cammipham This is Fabulous!!! I love you Cammi, your writing style is so human, relatable. I love how it provokes readers to look deeper.

    • cammipham

      @blacksebath i am glad you like it :) how are you my dear

      • blacksebath

        @cammipham Doing good. Thanks for asking.

  • EasterbrookM

    @cammipham Nice and works http://t.co/bplLBkjc

  • Suite_Partners

    Haha! Wow, I had no idea that influencers were such Rockstars! @cammipham #influencers

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  • Pam Miller

    This really struck home with me. So many people I know, live their lives this way!