The world of social media and online connections is a vast playground. You can meet all sorts of people – those who are doing good things and those who aren’t. So how can you make sure you’re one of the good guys?
Simple. Use your message for good. Whatever you have to say, whatever you’re adding to the mix, make sure it’s worthwhile.
My life is my message. ~Mahatma Gandhi
Maybe you’re blogging about your favorite recipes or going gluten-free, or maybe you’re writing about the latest homeschooling trends. Maybe you’re writing about being a mom or about living the single life. No matter your topic, no matter your message, remember that you are the one giving it a voice. You are the one making it matter.
So make it about more than just you.
Immortality is to live your life doing good things, and leaving your mark behind. ~Brandon Lee
Sure, blogging is cathartic. But, it can also be a very powerful thing if you use it right.
One of the great things about blogs as an avenue of social media is that it’s unique to all the others. The others are just ways to get out your message. Your blog IS your message. And with it, people get a little something extra from you that they can’t from Twitter or Instagram or anywhere else.
The feel understood.
That’s a powerful thing, because that’s ultimately what people want. They want to feel like someone out there understands. That they aren’t alone in what they’re dealing with. That somewhere, someone is like them.
For me, it’s easy. I blog about overcoming loss. Yes, it’s cathartic, but it’s also helping lots of people. I’ll share more about that tomorrow when I talk about how to use your message for good.
For now though, give some thought to what your message is. What does your blog say about you? Is there potential for it to help others? Because, tomorrow, I’m going to make you take a hard look at yourself. Are you really doing any good?
Be sure to read yesterday’s post on authenticity and to click the image below for more posts from my 31 Days Of Blogging Your Truth series. And, when you share, be sure to use the hashtag #BloggingYourTruth. Thanks!