Private letters and diaries have helped to interpret history. I’m sure the people who wrote those letters and diaries never thought that decades later some book would be published bearing their words. Great speeches, books, movies, and newspapers have moved people to action. James 3:5 says, “So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great things. How great a forest is set ablaze by such a small fire!” So why aren’t more people writing for the future generations?
175,000 blogs are born every day. 95% of the blogs are abandoned before they are able to bear fruit. Twitter and Facebook are still the top social networks and the place to be for an influencer. Fox and Friends reported some months ago how, if a business is to survive, it must have an online presence. Churches are going online. But the people who have something to share are not going online.
I teach Alzheimer and Dementia patients twice a month on how to write down their memories. At first, they appeared puzzled why their words mattered, but soon they began to understand. It reminded me of the comments I commonly hear from senior citizens about social networking and blogging. Some say Facebook is a gossip fest, but it’s no more or less a place vulnerable to gossip than any gathering of people. People put down Twitter without knowing how to properly use it. Twitter is essential to build readership on a blog as well as influencing people by participating in a national conversation. Most are just afraid of the technology or are confused on how it works.
Because people,like senior citizens, have life experiences and wisdom to share with the world, I felt compelled to branch out and help people get their stories online and participate in conversations. I am not a social media expert, but I can give practical help, inspiration, guidance, and point them to the free resources available online to continue their education. You can read on the different topics that I speak on here.