At work this week, I coordinated a Social Media workshop. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to sit in on it since I had to prep for some other trainings I'm delivering next week.
I thought I would share a little bit about the topic...
So, I was a little late to join the Facebook craze, but signed up in April 2011, probably 5 years too late. By then, I had started this blog, and it would be a good way for me to connect with some old friends, and maybe gain a few readers.
I really like the blogging world. It is fun, and I like knowing that I am capturing all of the stories, phrases, and actions of Brooks and Adlyn. I want to remember the details someday, and this is a great method to achieve it. Surprisingly, I've had 1,200+ hits to the site since I started in March 2011. I really didn't think anyone was looking at it!
As far as texting goes, I don't think I'll be going there. I have it blocked on my phone. I'm the only one in my office who doesn't, and I'm ok with that! Maybe after seeing my college-aged brother-in-law being addicted to texting has turned me off.
I like seeing my husband's YouTube videos, they make me smile. He puts in a lot of work to make them, and he really enjoys the process and production.
This summer, while meeting with my friend Amy when she was camping nearby, a man spotted Zach and recognized him. Do you know where he recognized him? From YouTube! Ugh, I rolled my eyes...and chuckled inside. Who knew so many people watched Zach Even's hunting and fishing videos. Two of his videos have 50,000+ views! Geesh! To me, that seems like a lot!
This winter when we were coming home from a snowmobile outing, long story short... we went into the ditch after partially hitting a construction grade ladder that was in the road. A man pulled up behind us in a big pick up truck, Zach got out, and I overheard them talking. He recognized Zach from a fishing forum he moderates online, and asked him if he was "mountain man". Once again, I rolled my eyes...so, these people recognized each other from pictures on a fishing forum! I'm thankful he pulled us out of the ditch. Too bad I don't remember his forum name, otherwise I could have posted him a nice message.
So, the role of social media is great...and has come in very handy. It has been a fun thing to get started with, and it will be exciting to see where it goes in the future.