This advice… It could turn out to be the best thing you’ve ever done… or it could be the worst. Or, and this is far more likely, it could very well be not that big of a deal.
The number one rule of the internet is that there are no rules. Always. Never forget this. Print it out in gigantic big letters and plaster your office with it. The same applies to online social media tools. With the exception of legalities and terms of service, there are no actual rules.
What you’re better off doing is adapting and applying your style of communication to the tools. If you’re the type to dip your toe in the water and slowly ease yourself in, do that. If you like taking the risk of not knowing what you’re getting yourself into… then do that!
Where you don’t want to be is so paralyzed with fear or indecision that you make no movement at all.
But otherwise, your evolution into the online realm of connecting and communicating is only as fast or slow, easy or difficult as you make it. Take your time. Don’t let fear motivate you. That’s never a good place to be coming from. Instead, build your confidence. And enjoy the journey!