Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Tips For Using Social Media To Help Grow Your Community

OK~ There's something to be said about Rural America when it comes to a quality of life you cannot find in many other places. I've had the opportunity to speak in several rural communities over the course of the past couple months. The one thing everyone seems to have in common, is the fact that they wonder how they can attract new people to their communities Most of you know that my response would be, "How are you using social media in your community?"

When people within a community show what they have in their back yards, it's often another person's dream home. Seriously, think about the last photo you posted to Instagram. Does it reflect you, your home, or your community? Chances are that it maybe something you take for granted, as you see it everyday.

Did you know that the simplest way to be an online cheerleader for your community is to share your world online? Your local coffee shop, more than likely has your favorite cup of coffee. And let's face it, coffee can be fun to photograph.

Does your community have a park that you adore? Why not take a few pics of the playground equipment, greenery and family friendly activities? A walking/biking trail or maybe a fishing pond also make for great photo opportunities.

Be the online cheerleader in your community, as you can be part of the change that keeps people in your neighborhood. You can help keep our rural communities alive in Rural America by ramping up your online presence. A note for my Iowa friends. The hashtag #ThisIsIowa is recognized a lot through social media.

So, tell me. How are you helping Rural America thrive? I'd love to hear what you are doing. After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?

1 comment:

  1. I'll have to add #ThisIsIowa to my #SiliconPrairie ;)


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