Kīlauea is the youngest and southeastern most volcano on the Big Island of Hawai`i. Since 1952 there have been 34 eruptions, and since January 1983 eruptive activity has been continuous along the east rift zone. Many believe that Kīlauea ranks among the world’s most active volcanoes.

Because of its activity, it happens to be the most visited, and most photographed volcano in the world! I went to the park to see the volcano and was hit by the hot steam, and smelled the sulfur (in fact it got shut down for a while I was there due to the dangerous levels that day). Since we were on a cruise, we saw at night the flowing lave into the sea! Pretty cool!

How does this relate to social media? Well, Kilauea is so super cool because it is active. The same is true with blogging, twittering etc. As I was on vacation and offline, my readership declined, my interest waned and fewer people read what I had written because it was old.

Activity breeds interest and sharing — like I did with the volcano picture. You feel compelled to share that which is cool, interesting and relevant. To be cool, interesting and relevant you really need to be contributing on an active basis.

The more activity, the better. But be aware. It is not just meaningless contribution, but contribution that is cool and matters!

I will also be taking more of my advice and ensuring that I contribute here more!!! Many thanks!