Only connect…

holy magnolia!

It’s been a long while since I wrote here and I blame it on… exhaustion. I am only working 20 hours a week but it seems to suck every last drop of energy from me. Still, it’s great to be learning new things, great to have a pay cheque and great to be doing something I’ve been wanting to do for awhile… namely,  working on my social media skills.

Today I was at a workshop sponsored by the Halifax Community Health Board, called “Get Social”, all about social media, why it’s a good thing for not-for- profits to use it and how to do just that. It was a great little exciting and inspiring event! Really exciting to learn about how to use a hashtag and to hear about how blogging can bring you friends and fame if not fortune… it sounds like social media is all about building community, that’s it’s generally slowish and organic and that if you build a Facebook page, blog, or Twitter presence with authenticity, interesting content and a sincere desire to connect, the fans, friends and followers will come! That’s a heartening message for someone like me who is lost at sea among the technology and who just wants to create some buzz for Independent Living Nova Scotia and start a conversation with people about disability and independent living through the ILNS blog, Facebook page and Twitter account. 

Please bear with me while I try to recoup my energy and get back into the swing of my own personal blog…in the meantime, I hope you’ll check out what I’m doing at ILNS and let me know what you think!

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