Hashtag power

Often times, you see a hashtag on social media and don’t think anything of it. They seem to be everywhere. From Facebook to Instagram to Twitter, they are popping up everywhere. The truth is that the little hashtag is a POWERFUL tool that is giving YOU to the ability to search about anything and everything you’d like within it. It’s a game changer!

Hashtag blog power

One little hashtag, for instance #Leadlap or #DBC, opens doors for a catalog of keyword searches to occur. Hashtags are chronological, active, and live for all to utilize. When people utilize hashtags, you can just click on a link and it takes you to the source hashtag feed. The coolest thing about hashtags are that people use them everyday. The latest feed is updated every time someone utilizes the hashtag. You can search by hashtag and come up with so many ideas to utilize and glean information from.

In the days of chats and branding, hashtags are a game changer. You can find out information by searching or clicking the hyperlink, follow a chat, and read what others have posted as the day goes on. Hashtags, on twitter, are happening everywhere. It’s nice to be able to catalog thoughts by specific keywords and utilize them later.

Hashtags are booming and have become a KEY social media tool. Hashtags are categorized, collected, curated, and cataloged for later use. The best thing is that they are also searchable. In the world of social media, hashtag power is booming each and every post. Think before you tweet…does this need a hashtag?

Hashtag Power

 

Encouraged with courage

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When I was growing up, I wanted to take on the world, help everyone and everything that came into my path, and make each person’s day just a little bit better. It is my personality, to this day, to want others to be successful. Call it an innate gift or my passion but it holds true to this day.

Still to this day, I have a desire to want to make someone’s day just a little bit better. Either by a compliment, handwritten note, call or text of encouragement, or just a simple thank you. I don’t do it for the recognition; I do it for the connection and appreciation for others. Enter in social media and the courage, encouragement, and compliment train has gone full speed ahead.

Every day, it is amazing to see the interactions between others on social media. I am blown away by the encouragement and courage of others doing amazing things for their students, staff, and people in their cities, towns, or areas they live in. It amazes me by the courage some have and it’s something to strive for to be able to reach a larger population as time goes on. Most I encounter provide encouragement to have courage.

Courage is a powerful idea. It is something one has to do something out of the ordinary and to be seen. That’s hard! But it gets easier as the idea of being seen gets easier and easier. Giving a compliment or a congratulations is easy. Talking to a mentor or person you admire with all eyes or screens available to see is tough. But the output of encouragement is so great! The courage flows through every comment, like, and connection each day.

Social media has provided the gift to many to connect. To talk, to read, to share, and to encourage one another. Social media has also given me courage to do more, to go beyond the status quo, and to want more for my students and population I work with. I see ideas that go above my capacity and are something to strive for in the future. I also see ideas that are so big, I wonder if I could achieve something that great. But then, I remember it’s not always right then but one day.

One day, my encouragement from others, the steps I take on a path to a new journey will reap the benefits to fulfill a new idea. Every interaction with encouragement from social media gives me encouragement to have courage. To go farther distances, to reach more, and to meet the needs of others each day. Full speed ahead with courage and encouragement to do more for others!

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