31 Days of Simple Social Media

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Welcome to October! This month I am joining bloggers from all over the world in a special writing challenge. The challenge, called 31 Days, encourages us to write about one topic for 31 days.

Can we be honest here? it is called a challenge for a reason.

Two years ago I started the challenge with the best of intentions and wrote encouraging words on the importance of smiling for 31 days. Until one of my kids fell ill and was hospitalized for a week. Because I stopped smiling, I couldn’t write about smiling. And well, you can imagine what happened with that series.

Last year I was nervous and ashamed that I couldn’t keep up. I was scared that something would happen again to derail my efforts and I would fail. At the time, I didn’t realize that to fail is okay, because it is your first attempt in learning.

So this year I’m back at it. We are going to try it! I’d like to officially invite you to join my journey as I write about 31 Days of Simple Social Media. During these days, I will debunk myths and just make social media easier for anyone to grasp. While many people in the world do not like social media, it’s here to stay.

If you have children who use technology, then you need to embrace social media. You really do. Because they will be exposed to so many things related to social media daily. Yes. they. will. Even if they don’t have a cell phone, even if you have rules, even if…

I’ve worked in marketing as a social media manager for about five years now, and I’ve learned a lot. I absolutely love the power that social media has to spark change in the world.

Join me as we explore and decode that power.

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Are your ready? Here we go!

Before You Speak, THINK!

We’re trying a new system in our house this week, and of course, I want to share it with all of you. It’s called THINK…and it’s good, really good.

Before you speak, you are encouraged to THINK. If you do not think, or you can’t yes to each of the following questions, then consequences will ensue.

T — Is it TRUE?

H — Is it HELPFUL?

I — Is it INSPIRING?

N — Is it NECESSARY?

K — Is it KIND?

I’ve used a modified version of this in the past, just focusing on truth, kind, and necessary. The kids were younger then, and now we needed to add helpful and inspiring, as I want to concentrate on their tone of voice in addition to what is actually said.

Have you tried this or anything like it before? How did it work for you?