I have a confession to make, I want to be a social media influencer! I have to say that I am not the savviest person online, I am in awe of the younger generation and their ease with social media. I am 57 years old, so I have not grown up with computers like the youngers have.
I started out like most adults on Facebook, it is user-friendly and I liked that I could easily repost items that I felt connected too. I used my page to support LGBTQ communities and pass on information about bullying prevention. Of course, I also got political and so did a lot of my friends, this caused me to unfollow lots of my friends because they posted stuff that really triggered me. I decided to stay away from most politics and only concentrate on issues that resonated with my soul.
Somehow I discovered social media influencers and I could not believe that one could make money by writing information that other people would love to consume. I figured that I possessed information that others might benefit from. I have 8 years of working with kids in bullying prevention I could start blogging about that. So I plopped down my money and got me a site, then the real work began, what the heck to I write about and who will be my audience?
My daughter had my grandson about 2 and a half years ago and I am always giving her advice on how to raise a child that will know how to handle mean behavior in others and himself. I figured that my audience could be parents raising young kids and how do you lay a foundation of skills that will help them survive school and life and not add to the violence in the world.
Then I went back to work at an elementary school and started to work with kids again in violence prevention. So then I wanted to aim my blog at people who work with kiddos doing bullying prevention. I got frustrated with the whole process and quit for a while. So I am back again, trying to figure out if this is the right forum for me. Stay tuned to see how this turns out!