10 Ways to Do Good with Social Media

February 16, 2011 | 6 Comments | Uncategorized

Be an Example
If people see you having fun volunteering and donating, they’re more likely to do it too.

Connect People with Resources & Opportunities
As a regular user of social media, you have many great tools at your fingertips.

Don’t Be Afraid to Pick a Cause
There are a lot of controversial causes out there, but helping others is important!

Volunteer to Serve with Your Social Media Skills
Many nonprofit organizations need help in the social media/tech/web arena!

Write a Public Thank You
Use social media to write an open thank you letter (or status) to encourage an org.

Take Pictures at Events, Nonprofit Offices, Etc…
Pictures are visual proof that something is working – a great way to spread the word.

Write a Blog Post
Let others know about your favorite nonprofit, why you serve, or how they can help.

Become Armed With Facts
Read books and articles on your favorite topics and learn Tweetable statistics to share.

Sponsor an Event, Organization, or Campaign
Your company/organization gains positive brand awareness when it promotes service.

Ask Leading Questions
What matters to your friends/connections? What do they know about “do good” needs?

What are your ideas for doing good with social media?


Tumblr – A New Addition

February 10, 2011 | Comments Off on Tumblr – A New Addition | Interesting Resources

I often have thoughts a little longer than a Tweet and a little shorter than my normal blog posts here, and I’ve found the perfect place to share them: Tumblr.

I’m not an early adopter, but I do keep my eyes out for interesting things to try as I have time. I like to at least be in the know about what’s out there, both for myself and for my clients’  needs. I often listen for several recommendations from friends and others whom I trust in the world of technology and social media before investing a lot of time in yet another stream or resource. One advantage to this approach is that once I do adopt something, I tend to be more prepared to use it effectively and consistently.

While I haven’t played around with it much yet, I can already tell Tumblr is going to make it very easy to share more links, ideas, and resources in a length and format that works, especially in those cases where such content wouldn’t fit Twitter or this blog as well. The seven types of posts (text, photos, quotes, links, chats, audio & video) help you simplify your ideas and share them via one medium at a time, in a way that is pre-styled to look great – with several nice elements of visual & graphic design built in.

You can read/view my Tumblr blog by visiting: http://www.journeyscript.com/tumblr

While you’re at it, let me know if you have an account there so I can follow you!