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,

Emily