Get Read on the Web for FREE
While exploring all the web has to offer for social media I realized the days of having a website in order to be heard are over. Further more, paying to be heard on the web is also over. Get read without going into the red is a good thing. Get read while knowing nothing about how a website runs [HTML?!] even better!
Today, there are several free social media tools to get your message out there. When I say ‘message’ I mean contributing your thoughts to the web and not necessarily selling something.
Step one in getting your thoughts on the web would be Twittering. Twitter allows you 140 characters of note space. It is easily connected to text messaging on your cellphone so you can have it with you everywhere. Have a brain spark? Twitter it!
Step two is blogging. A blog is a web log [blog for short] that can act as your diary or a way to write articles. WordPress is a free blog service that will also integrate with your Twitter. Blog and tweet, tweet and blog. WordPress has email integration which means you can write an email to your blog and it publishes for you. Emailing to the blog means you can use your cellphone if it has email capability. Lots of customization on WordPress hardly makes it feel free.
Thirdly, when you run out of words there is always video. Sign up for an account on YouTube and sift through videos you like. Subscribe to videos you like and favorite those you really like. Yes, this can integrate into your Twitter as well. YouTube can be excellent for video journals as well.
Fourth on the list would be Facebook. This is your own personal space that as you may guess will integrate with your Twitter and WordPress blog. Invite everyone you know [ever] to be your friend and keep them up to speed on all your ideas. Facebook allows most media and has many great addins to customize to your heart’s content.
Last one is Ning. Ning allows you to setup your own community and to join others. It comes with several social media pieces including a blog. Of the 4 mentioned previously: Twitter, WordPress, YouTube, and Facebook I would say Ning is still gaining traction.
Okay, now a quick recap. It is all free and you need to know nothing about how the web works. Now go get gramma on the web!
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