Thursday, May 10, 2012

Community And Social Media

OK~ I love social media and all that it has to offer. I also love the fact that through social media I have learned to embrace the word community and really learn what it's all about. It was through social media that I met Deb Brown. Deb and I reside a few miles from each other in North Central Iowa, and our paths had never crossed. Our paths crossed a couple years ago on Twitter and the rest is history.

Deb Brown Inspiring Others At The State Of Now Conference 
Deb is a firm believer that it takes a community to make things happen. It is not only through what she believes, but what she does to implement the happenings in her neighborhood. I have experienced her local town and what it has to offer. I know that through her hard work and the support of others, her local community is thriving. As with any community, there are challenges. Yet, it's always nice to know there is someone rooting for the positive happenings to take place.

Deb opened the doorway for me when she allowed me to speak at the 140 Character Conference in Des Moines. Through that opportunity, I was able to land a couple other speaking engagements in regards to social media. And the word community popped up again when I was invited to be a part of a Bloggers Tour that she organized in Hampton, Iowa. Thank You, Deb!

Bloggers Tour Franklin County- Fall 2011

So, this brings me back to the word community. I am a firm believer that we all need to support each other. That includes teachers, students, athletes, coaches, business owners, farmers, and even politicians. It saddens me when I hear of others not wanting to support others. I just wish for one day, we could all accept each other and be happy for each other. It seems as though the almighty dollar tends to take over and we forget that we are a community and we all need each other.

Deb is a connector and has a passion for her community. I am so thankful that I met Deb through social media and she has inspired me to do good for others. The online community is a wonderful place to meet some very inspiring, awesome people! After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?

1 comment:

  1. Wow - thanks! And speaking of community -- how about helping us get National Geographic to visit our neck of the woods?

    Sara - YOU ROCK!!!



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