When i started putting together the Cruise 4 the Cure to raise money for cancer research, I thought it would be easy to promote through social media. Man, was I wrong!! There are so many areas in social media to keep up with from Facebook to twitter to pinterst to any other social media site that will poke up and become popular in the next week. It seems like every time you turn on you computer, or look at your smartphone, someone is talking about the next greatest site in social media.
First there is Facebook, the one that is probably the KING of social media. When i first started my business I was told I needed a facebook presence, thus started my social media life. After getting a profile set up and a buiseness page, I got sucked into the whole Facebook thing; mainly the games. I then realized that these games are the biggest waste of time. Now my Face book presence is almost 90% just for business. And yes you can find a Facebook page for the Cruise 4 the Cure here.
Next came Twitter! I will admit I am a twitterholic and you can find me at @CardinalTravel. You can also find the Cruise 4 the Cure on twitter at @cruz4thecure. I like twitter because of the way you can interact with others is totally different than Facebook. There is also twitter chats that take place weekly, many a week. From #CruiseChat to #NUTS to #TTOT to #TNI and countless others that would take me forever to type here. These chats are a good way to meet new people with the same kinda interests as you.
Now, along came Pinterest! I never really got this one and really still don’t but I started with it to promote the Cruise 4 the Cure. You can find the Cruise 4 the Cure Pinterest board here. On this board I am pinning all kinds of things related to the Cruise 4 the Cure. Don’t tell anyone but I’m kinda getting into it.
Add on top of these three I just mentioned all the forums and message boards that you can join and its a wonder how anyone gets anything done in this new world of social media.
On a related note is there anyone out there who wants to VOLUNTEER their time to keep up with social media for a small travel agency? LOL