You (and by you I also mean me), can get overwhelmed with all of the social media sites on the web today. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Linkedin and any others that I am unaware of at this time have changed the way people communicate, businesses advertise and organizations raise awareness. As I was signing up for all of them for YPAC I was extremely overwhelmed and thinking to myself, I may need to hire someone just to manage these sites! Tonight as I was creating a status on Facebook for YPAC, I received yet another donation for our giveaways and I was thankful for this powerful avenue. It is because of social media sites that we are able to share in lives of people so quickly. In one hour I had 10 people willing to donate to our “creating a buzz” campaign and that is AMAZING! It also got me thinking that yes it may be a little daunting at first to set up and get the hang of it but the advantages far outweigh the disadvantages. Of course I do believe you have to have a healthy relationship with it. Like anything, too much of a good thing can turn into a bad thing. Here is my list of why I am thankful.
I am thankful that I can talk back and forth with friends all over the world and not have to pay long distance charges. I am thankful that I can see pictures of my friend’s families and children and watch them grow even though we are not able to see each other all the time. I am thankful for stories of all nature but especially for those that need prayer and without FB I may never have known about them. I am thankful that we can announce our new business and create awareness for free!!! I am thankful that I can share fun things and pictures of my kids in a second so all of my family and friends can see, many of whom do not live close to us. So when I ask myself is this worth it, the answer is most definitely YES! What are the things you are most thankful for because of social media?? I would like to know, leave me a comment.
Loving social media,