I have always looked at social media as a way to express yourself on-line to a mass audience. I had not thought about how this could work for a business or entity such as my Church. As an entrepreneur, I see how this knowledge can help me in the future.
So I have been on social media for quite some time personally. I remember the MySpace days, heck, I used to chat with my wife on there before we were dating or married (No, I did not meet my wife on-line). Mostly I used MySpace as a way to play games and talk to friends/colleagues. Up until three months ago, I only used Facebook on a regular basis. I had never seen the advantage of Twitter or Instagram.
One day I had this bright idea of becoming this huge social media person on video games. I created accounts everywhere for this. I learned about apps such as Buffer, Hootsuite, etc. to streamline my postings. That didn't last very long as I found there were already too many like that.
A few years ago, my wife and I led the youth at our Church. The Church gave me access to their social media accounts and website to attract more youth. I failed with that part, but I did an ok job with the leading. After that experience, I faded away from using the Church accounts. Fast forward to a few weeks ago; I was having dinner with my parents, some other Church people, and my Pastor. I was telling them about my experiences with social media and the "streamlining" apps I had found. This is where I was asked to take it all over. I thought about it for a short period, and then I told them I would do it. I have always known God had a plan for me to be more active in my Church, I just hadn't found it yet. I thought maybe this was it.
I am still learning. Lord do I have quite a ways to go, but I am here doing my best. We (the Church) has been having these movie nights this Summer. So far, the attendance to the movie nights has been increasing with the more I do on social media. I have recently started a free course on social media management, and I hope it can help me understand some of the stuff I don't get yet (SEO, analytics, etc.).
So that is a rant about why I am doing this. I hope to upload a new blog at least weekly. See you later.