Starting on social media is like going to a new school! Reinvent yourself. Do you want to be an advocate, an expert, an aggregator? Do you want to tell personal stories? Some combination of them? How can you make a difference?
Doesn’t have to be an experience – you could have a daughter, have gone on a trip, work at a shelter, know someone who has a blog, have a blog yourself, or just research it. What to accomplish? Short term vs. long term goals. Getting a bill passed vs. changing the conversation.
Can also look for blogs to comment on, will lead you to others. Twitter’s follow people like, LinkedIn groups and Pinterest for images. Use tools like tweetcharts.com to find the conversation.
People on social media like to digest content in different ways. A good social media post makes you want to do more, elicits an emotion
Place yourself in the scene. Live tweet- description of what this is.
-make sure to ask for permission
Emails will have petitions you can sign to send letters directly to your members of congress, find influencers in your community on social media