It is 2017. It seems like every walk of life is engaging on some form of social media- Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Flickr… the possibilities are endless. However, social media can be beneficial in many reasons.
By using social media, I am able to update my network on the progress I am making. In this fast paced world, people do not have time to sit and read articles for hours. By having an eye catching picture with a short caption, my audience is engaged for a brief moment. It is extremely important to create a relationship with my network, sharing key pieces of information and making it feel like a bond is being formed.
I try and post to Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter once a week with updates on the project. That way, my friends, family, and peers can see how the garden installation is progressing at the touch of a button. Following my research on Google, social media can help: increase VG awareness, generate new leads, grow revenue or donations, generate traffic to website/other media pages, and helps to build a community. All of these correspond with my experience with varying social media sites. Each one is slightly different, which caters to different cohorts of people.
One thing I could have done better is post each step of the process on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter since I started the internship in November. However, I have schoolwork and 2 jobs to focus on, so time management is in extreme effect!
Thank you for your constant support and be sure to follow us on social media!
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