How Social Media Can Work For You-Guest Blog by Cathy Lynn Brooks

First of all I would like to thank my host, Lynne for inviting me to guest blog. I’ll briefly introduce myself and then tell you how social media can really increase your visibility.  I am writing a book about my daughter, Justine’s life, living with Bipolar Disorder. She was killed in a car accident last year. I have a business and have taken several Social Media workshops and have really benefitted from them. I post all my blogs on Facebook and Twitter. I use LinkedIn and Pinterest too.

I was very slow to understand the importance of joining Social Media Networking. It became evident after I was a member, however, that it is very beneficial. When we share and support other people on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest or WordPress then everyone benefits. Choose one or two that you think you can commit to on a regular basis. Engage with your audience and always acknowledge any comment by commenting too.

When you interact regularly you get to know each other personally too. New relationships grow and friendships are formed. There is an intimacy within a group and we all appreciate each other. We can count on each other to like and promote and that creates a bond.

It’s fun too! When we feel a sense of belonging and feel supported then we really enjoy engaging with the group. We want to like and comment on posts because helping others makes us feel good. There really isn’t a big time commitment but the rewards are invaluable. Watch how the laws of attraction begin to work as you start helping others.