Guest Post: How Your Family Can Benefit from Social Media
Today, the lovely Olga Hermans let me post on her site, The Choice Driven Life. My post is called “How Your Family Can Benefit from Social Media.”.
Here is a snippet:
“Okay sweetie, let me take a picture so I can post it on Facebook for grandma.”
“I saw where you tweeted you ate at Olive Garden! Was it good?”
“Oooh, I love the pin of that recipe you made last time you were home.”
Any of these sound familiar?
Social media has integrated itself into our lives – both professionally and personally.
I always blog about how social media can benefit your business, but today I’m blogging about how families can benefit from social media. Yes, families can benefit.
Born in Iowa, I moved to Missouri when I was 10, then Georgia when I was 16. I have lived in a lot of places. My mom was an Army brat. My dad lived in one town for the first 28 years of his life. Moves and military have my family spread everywhere. My parents live in Louisiana, I am in Georgia, my sister is in South Carolina (until October, then the Marines are moving them to Southern California) and my extended family lives in Missouri, Texas and Tennessee. Without social media we would have such a disconnect. But thanks to it, we stay in touch more than we did B.F., you know, Before Facebook.
Social media does a wonderful job of keeping grandparents up on what their grandkids are doing. Parents overseas in the military can Skype each day with their loved ones back home.
Social media is meant to be social. We can let those who cannot be with us be a part of our lives. I know my mom appreciates seeing all the pictures of the things my two girls do – she feels likes she’s here while being 12 hours away.
Some benefits of families using social media are…