Since becoming active in the social media space, I’ve founds very generous people who have shared their experience & expertise with me, making my efforts along the way easier and more effective. I have started to feature posts on some of my social media heroes — these are people who really make social media rock! Some of what I’ve posted most recently is posted in the social media category on this blog.
There are lots of resources out there. The #BlogChat Conversation held each Sunday night at 8 pm Central on Twitter is da bomb as is the community that shares information there throughout the week! I would point to the AgChat Foundation’s agchat.org and the resources offered by my fellow board members as the preeminent sources in the agricultural community.
The following are some of the posts that may pass along a bit of what I’ve learned to others.
- Social is the New Normal & I Am On-Board - I’m one of those people who has fully subscribed to social media to keep me connected to the people I love but don’t get to see daily as well as meeting some incredible people!
- Basics for Agvocating Online — What I’ve Learned this Year – just a few tips here and there I thought may be useful.
- Finding Communities on Twitter to Connect With – An overview of some of the chat communities on twitter that can provide connectivity to passions & help develop knowledge base, skills sets and community. My favorite chats are #agchat, #blogchat and #gardenchat.
- How to Participate in a Twitter Chat Session like #BlogChat or #AgChat – If you want to try your hand at doing #blogchat or #agchat, this will help you understand how to do it.
- Guys on #Pinterest? Do they need to turn in their “man cards?” - Pinterest has been rising in social media circles for a while. One of the more recent phenomena is more guys getting on the service. With this I want to share a few ways I thought of that those guys who want to defend their “man cards” to do just that!
- Standing Out by the Numbers — Top 10 Posts Read Here in 2011 - As I looked back at 2011 on the blog, One of the things I thought may interest some of you (especially those of you who have yet to subscribe to the blog) is what sets this blog apart from others. One way to quickly show that is doing a top ten list.
- Rethinking My Blog Hosting Strategy & Charting a New Course - When I started blogging a few years ago, I picked WordPress.com for a couple of reasons. I started the blog on something of a whim when I wanted to tell a story that went with photos I wanted to share. I had no idea how many things I’d one day want to rethink.
- How Good People Can Make a Difference Through Social Media - Some times you have to stop and think about the way the world works. There are lots of great people out there who have crummy stuff happen to them. They can be next door or across the country, and while we frequently feel helpless, there are times when there is a glimmer of hope.
- Top New Twitter Hashtags for Farm Topics - I just realized that there are quite a few hashtags we are using in the ag and farm community on Twitter that aren’t on the post I previously did. And since hashtag use isn’t always well understood, it seemed like it may be helpful to some to pull together a short list as a resource.
- Standing Up for Yourself Through Social Media – Some of the great results of farmers in the social media — this showcases a piece that catapulted AgChat Foundation to the national scene with coverage by the Associated Press.
- An Anniversary Hallmark Doesn’t Have a Card for – This is a collaborative post about my first year as I got to know one of the farmers who has been active with AgChat. Shows how things grow from simple conversations over time.
- Got an iPad? I’ve written several posts about my using an iPad. I’m a certified addict and have the top of the line one — 64 gig with 3G built-in. This post talks about how to get started with this and all the various programs, attributes, etc.
- Telling my story, even if it is uncomfortable – a conversation with John Blue about my use of social media.