Posts Tagged Twitter

26 Acts of Kindness

Leaving a lottery ticket on someones windshield, paying for someone’s groceries, deliver pizza to the fire station, were just a few of thousands of small acts, people are sharing all over the world.  There has been an unexpected movement of good will from a social media post of one simple idea that said, “Imagine if we all committed one act of kindness for each precious life lost in Newtown Connecticut.  This effort, “26 Acts of Kindness” on Facebook and Twitter has gone viral.  We anxiously joined and completed all 26 acts within three days.  The note card above was included with each gift.

My favorite was #21, when we paid for the groceries of a person in front of us… As I was passing the woman the note card, the toddler in the cart said, “thank you”, and gave me a wave.  There was not a dry eyeball in that line, that moment was priceless.

As more and more people join the Kindness Revolution, the downward spiral of society fueled by selfishness, materialism and greed will be slowed, and even reversed. As this happens it will promote an enhanced feeling of ‘belonging’ in the community, and give a greater sense of meaning and purpose.  Acts of kindness should be a way of life.

Embracing the Spirit of Giving,

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The Value of Social Conversations

As a photographer, the last thing on my list was social media marketing like blogging, Twitter, niche communities, Facebook.  To be honest, open exchange with people on the web can be a scary thing.  The biggest challenge for me… where and how do I begin.

I started in 2008 with a social community called ApSense.  Adding friends, posting comments, sharing programs, staying in touch,  were just a few of the beginning steps.  I learned about social etiquette, engaging in conversation, listening and being appreciative.

By building my presence there, sharing my passion, staying connected, now three years later, I’m finally coming from behind the camera, to learn more about Twitter, blogging, Facebook, and social conversations.  Recently, a friend of mine introduced me to the Empowered Tribe.

Seth Godin wrote a book called “Tribes” which talked about a group of people who are lead by a connection and a supportive forum for growth, and that’s exactly what I have, with the wonderful members of Empowered Tribe. This is truly changing the way I’m doing business on the Net.  First impressions, niche mentorship, business planning, marketing yourself, are just a few of the golden nuggets of information, that I have picked up in this process.  Helping you perfect your craft is their ultimate goal.

I have some great connects, that have turned into friends and a few are now clients, all because of social conversations; now that’s valuable marketing that matters.

Embracing the Spirit of Giving,

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