Moments ago, I was so struck by this quote from Carl Sagan I felt compelled to write. It sent me down an amazing path of self-inquiry.
At this point, I no longer feel the need to spend a month’s worth of rent (I live in a small town in a small place) on my handheld device, especially when obsolete in a few years… And let’s be honest – while I’m good at what I do and well-paid, I’d rather spend $800 going to the coast for a few days, where chances are I might drop my phone in the ocean.
Social media can have a profound effect on your non-profit’s reach if it’s done right, and there are a million and one resources online to help you do this cheaply and effectively. In this post I’ve filtered out a few of my most recent and easy-reading favorites, and also featured some examples of non-profits who’ve made major leaps with social media.
Have you encountered this one yet? You look at your Twitter or Instagram and ZOMG LOOK WHO FOLLOWED ME! You get all excited because Miss Influencer with 100k followers, and who only follows 310 people, has followed YOU. Two days later, you notice you’ve lost a “follower”. If you’ve got a small chunk of followers, you might be able to determine exactly who left your little world, and maybe you suffer a little letdown because yeah… Miss Influencer has flown your coop.
Remember that bit about dancing like no one’s watching? Do that. One of the oldest techniques in the book – if that blank page scares you, pick a thought and just start writing like no one’s reading. At least it won’t be blank anymore, and if you start with a thought that’s pertinent, you might wind up with something of value (or at least something to give an editor).
If you are lucky enough to find yourself in the position of feeling like you can create your own reality and that the world is pretty much parting its waters for you to do so, well then, carry on reading this. Go ahead and bookmark it, too, because I’ll be adding to it regularly. The internet is conspiring to shower you with blessings, as well as a ton of free tools to fatten up your blog in all the right ways.