Yes, it is that time of year. When you sit around the dinner table with your friends and family. A warm fire is burning inside. The nip is in the air. Your just enjoying the moment and sipping some warm apple cider.
I live in California. Its more like this. I am sitting around the table. The air conditioning is on, I am in shorts. I just finished a Corona ( I like mine with lime). Football is on and whatever team I want to win is losing.
So now that the Hallmark moment is over, let me tell you why I am thankful for Social Media and the Community it gave me. I will do this in list form, as people like lists.
-. I now have thousands of people I can reach out to when I need something. Take this blog post. I had total writers block today. I reached out and Colby Gergen said ” How about why you are thankful for social media? I think it’s that time of year…” and here you go!
-I learn something new everyday about the world. The amount of information and knowledge I get is just off the hook. I know anything I need is out there for me to find. Wanna learn about lepercons ? The information is out there. Wanna learn about marketing? Its out there. I can find that information. BUT with that being said, I am learning about things I am not looking to learn about. Huh? I now know where random small cities are, cause people in my community live there. I learn about things like science, art and plants. All because people share this in my network.
Then there are the simple things I am thankful to my community for like:
-The way I can travel to a city, get lost and ask for help via a social networking site. Within minutes I will have 50 replies with directions, information or even a phone number to call for directions. Plus someone in my community more then likely lives there.
-When I type up a blog post and need someone to review it, I post the link and get instant criticism and corrections. Keeping in mind I only asked for spelling help
-When I want to kill some time, bored waiting at the dentist, there is an unlimited number of people to chat with.
-Telling me what movie to see when I cant decide.
-I want something different for dinner and I need a recipe, they are there
-I just want a good laugh.. they can give me one.
-I have something bugging me and want to vent. They are there for me.
-I have an urgent message I want to pass on or breaking news. They pass it on for me.
The list can go on and on. So I ask you this, my community.