Monday, March 24, 2014

How To Reach Others Part 1

Lets all say it all together - our world is a much smaller place thanks to technology like Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, Google Hangouts, Skype, and our cell/smart-phones. While the format might be small you can open a blogger from your phone, upload pictures of yourself, post to the internet, and let people you care about know about things that matter to you. Still, this proposal can seem like a veritable whale to eat all by yourself. How can you best reach others? How can you make the best use of your technological abilities?
While I will be aiming to dedicate more time to the intense depth these questions can mine into as far as answers, I hope I can touch on some basics here really quick.

1) Have A Schedule

Regardless of how or what you want to post, be consistent.  If you want to start a blog, make a podcast, or use Twitter/Tumblr to advocate yourself and your goals? Whatever you do, do it with a consistent pace and make sure you can do this for at least a few months without fail. The trick is to make sure what you are aiming to do does not impose onto your normal schedule. If you need to "make time" for the internet by detracting time from what is important, you obviously have other priorities and you need to make sure your work/social life does not suffer needlessly. But, if you can squeeze in the time responsibly? Go for it.

2) Coordinate Your Contacts

This one might be harder for some depending on your internet abilities but consider having the same handle on your Blog, Twitter, and Tumblr. Making sure people can easily follow you might mean that you might consider having a 'brand' title that people can know you as.

3)  Don't be afraid to be yourself. 

This might seem like a no-brainer but you would be surprised how many people censor their voices needlessly. Now, I am not advocating you decide to revel in the anonymity that the net can provide - far from it - but tell your truth as you see it. While there is a fine, fine line between "social justice" postings that seek to enable/inspire and those that aim to hurt/profile/insult, make sure you are being honest to what it is in your heart to say. This implies you are to be courteous but don't think that being courteous and stiffing your POV are the same thing.

I hope to have a lot more to say on this subject in the coming weeks but consider how you can best advocate yourself as a brand and how you can best reach other people. I hope this blog will help you if you don't know where to begin!

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