Social media career / job (as what others will call it) is more than just being online most of time. Nor is it about just having access to internet 24/7.
Most of the people say that now-a-days, as the online media/marketing is vastly growing, everybody or anybody who is very much active in using social media platforms can do an effective social media. That anybody can be assigned into taking control of your company’s profile. Obviously, people who are thinking this way have very less understanding on the topic, better yet on the career itself.
While the fact does remain unchangeable, it is true that anybody can do social media, but not everybody can make an effective social media practitioner himself. You see, if you are involved in a your company’s social media efforts, being online most of the time is just normal and there’s a long list of must that you have to always keep in mind and practice most of the time. You have to be creative enough in thinking what your audience want to see on your page. Below are some of the things I prefer to keep in mind every single day that I have to emerge myself with the social media world;
Keep yourself updated and constantly educated of what’s hot and what’s new in the social media industry. (Learning does not end)
Despite the pressure and tension especially if there are issues that are being watched after, it is fun and exciting.
I have to be neutral in terms of understanding situation both clients / customers and the entity that you are representing
Always be ready to take action and do follow-ups by yourself (As much as possible, never let an issue go on for days without being addressed properly)
When posting something on a page / profile, we sometimes forget to double check for so many reasons, but as much as possible avoid MISTAKES and avoid editing errors after they have been posted. Audience can still see your edit history.
It’s not bad to sound smart on your posts but keep in mind that people prefer to see artworks, photos, videos and anything eye-catching
It is important to know the best times & days to post your contents
Being in social media requires endless contents.
Never hesitate to ask or confirm things that you need to address to your audience
It is important to also show people that your page is not just some “generic response” kind of page, make them feel that you do understand their sentiments
So there you go, these are the few that I was able to write, although my list does not just end there. I’d be adding some things from time to time. I am not a social media guru. I’m just trying my very best to be a responsible social media practitioner that I am.
We all strive to have something that is ”IN” . Thinking it will contribute something for us to feel good about ourselves. Unless of course it’s something you’ve been wishing and working hard for ages. But then again, even if we shower ourselves with so much fancy things the world has to offer doesn’t mean that we are already living a perfect life nor a happy life.
Most of us on the other hand, are trying to improve a lot in the physical aspect, skin color, hair, teeth face and the list never ends. But being so perfect on the outside doesn’t assure you a good feeling about yourself knowing that the beautification that you have done to yourself is really you.
Or course all above stated are the things we are entitled to do by choice right?
Just this morning, I have watched a video clip from youtube.com particularly tadtalks with Sam Berns who is dealing with Progeria ( I wouldn’t use the term ”Suffering”, cause he is still happy despite the condition). He is very young yet know so much bravery than any other 17 year old person would do.
He claims that he is really happy and that he does not want to receive pity from other people. I do really see that he is happy, by the way he talks, and confidently share his story to everyone. Not caring about what other people would say about him or his condition. Yes he is right, bravery does not come easy. Life doesn’t come easy as well. But choosing to be happy and looking at the positive aspect of life and situation and by endlessly looking forward would actually make things in life a whole lot easier.
During his talk, Sam shared his philosophy for a happy life;
I am okay what I ultimately can’t do, because there is so much I CAN do.
Surround myself with people I want to be around.
Keep moving forward
Never miss a party if you can help it.
Sam Berns’ story moved me and I hope it does the same to you and so much more.
Below is the link to the video that I was talking about.
My life is not a book nor a novel written by a poet.
Nor is it a movie or a theatrical play written by a playwright.
My being is not a character performed by a well-known actress.
My being is not someone every person has to look up to.
My life is not a fairy tale for little girls to admire and desire to be like someday.
My life is nothing but an adventure in the jungle, a maze in a hidden paradise with bountiful things to treasure and learn from.
My being is nothing but a drafted dreamer gazing up the shootings stars in the night.
Waiting and patiently waiting. for a wish to be granted and dreams become nothing else but wonderful reality.
Tonight, I joined two of my flatmates for a little run at the park.
There were so many people there, some are families, friends, workmates and such.
I saw this little bench and decided to rest for a while as I listen to music.
Here’s what bump into my mind;
Life for me and for a lot of people is a gift from God.
Life is that particular reason why I get to wake up each morning. Have a seat at the balcony as I have a cup of coffee thinking about so much that I wanted to do for the rest of the day.
Life is a gift we should not stain of any regrets. A gift to act on our goals and dreams.
As a person I do fail at so many things.
That’s me. A FAILURE. but I never run out of courage to get up. I am not ashamed of calling my self a failure because someday it’ll change. as what my favorite quote said,
“A COLLECTION OF FAILURES WILL THEN BE CALLED EXPERIENCES
THAT WILL ALL LEAD US TO SUCCESS.”
I may have wasted too many or too much chances in my past but now, I’m weighing all the chances and choices.
I have wasted my shot to top my class as a student. But I cannot waste this chance in learning from the classroom of the real world.
I may have wasted my chance to top the sales chart back to the days when I was working for an advertising company. But now, I’m putting on extra efforts to sell my credentials and experiences to different companies I can find.
I may have wasted the chance to be the best player of all time in taekwondo during my athlete days. But now, I’m running endlessly as fast as I can in the race of life and success.
I am not the best in this world at any aspect of life. All i know and believe that as long as I am willing to run this race. I can reach that finish line with no regrets. I may run fast, I may run slow. I may stop for a while but I won’t forget I am bound to finish something.
People may love me or hate me. Build me or break me. At the very end, it’ll be God’s decision to where I am rightful to be. As long as heartaches, heartbreaks, disappointments come my way. I will smile. For me they’re nothing but proofs of God’s presence by my side every single day I am blessed with.
I do not wish to be the richest person there may be. But I do wish that I provide well for the life and family I am gifted so well.
I do not wish for people to look up to me, but I pray the they simply appreciate all the choices I have made. I do not wish for people to idolize me, but I pray for them to see my worth and my hopes.
Ever wonder why we often times spend the whole day wishing for so many things? Asking ourselves why we don’t have those certain things that we, made ourselves that they are part of our needs?
OVER THINKING… ??
Over thinking about all those make us forget what we already have. Material aspects, they might be gone the next day but being contented within spiritually and emotionally, irreplaceable and of much more value than anything. I mean anything.
Let GO. Let GOD.
All of us go through a lot of storms in life without us knowing how it happened nor when will it come or go. Just as long as you know who to hold on to, and believe in yourself you’d survive everything.
As what I have learned today,
“it’s a lie to think that you’re not good enough. It’s a lie
to think that you’re not worth anything.” -NickVujicic
GOD MADE YOU AS YOU ARE BECAUSE YOUR EXISTENCE HAS A UNIQUE PURPOSE IN ALL OF HIS CREATION.
It’s a lie to think you’re not good enough… it’s a lie to think that you’re not worth aything… (Nick Vujicic)
One of the few inspiring things I have ever encountered in my life.
So simple yet so powerful. Words from a man I have never met, yet moved a lot in my life.
See, I was never the smartest person in our class back in my school days. Though, YES, i did try everything that I can just to learn the things I know I needed to learn. I was never, even for once, a top scorer to any of our exams at school. Though YES, I did try my very best to answer them all correctly and carefully. I was never the most active person in our class during recitation although I undeniably talk a lot. I mean A LOT.
I was never the best at anything in this world. Definitely not in school, or sports, or any subjects I took.
But then again, they’re all proofs of learning and trying. I have more than once in my life accepted the fact that I wasn’t good at anything. Only after listening to Mr Nick Vujicic was I able to stop that unlawful belief about myself. Then started a new belief, that someday I will be able to do anything I want in my life, may I be good at it or not won’t matter anymore. Just as long as I let myself cease that moments where I will undeniably learn, fulfill and claim that I am living my life to the fullest.
My fellow Lasallians. My batchmates. A real good friend and a new bonded friend.
One weekend not far from today. I had a few visitors from California and Dubai.
Surprisingly they were the visitors I never expected to have at my paradise home.
Rawlin is a good friend of mine back in highschool. Since she migrated to California, (I think) I never had the chance to see her or spend time with her.
While Ivan on the other hand was just a random friend in high school as well whom I just say “hi” or nod my head a little whenever we bump each other at the hall way of our classrooms or by the discipline office. Just a typical batchmate to make it short.
So there it was, an afternoon to spend and have some fun with this two along with Ernan and Grace whom I also met here in UAE.
Few bites of chicken by the Sea shore. Few gulps of cola from the plastic cups. Few pieces of french fries. Then comes a moment of fun by the sea of such a wonderful place where I live.
But then again, it didn’t end there. We then went on for a dip by the pool. Then it was time for the ladies to sit back and relax as the two chefs we were with do their thing at the kitchen.
It’s one of the priceless things in life I really appreciate at that very moment. Sharing stories while having dinner and having a few drinks after. Appreciating a renewed friendship and the new ones.
For once which hopefully won’t be the last I have shared my relaxing then with a good old friend and the new.
I appreciated life more as I took a few relaxing moments with them.
when I first read this it truly changed how I feel.
then I read again. wrote my opinions and now I want to share this with all of you.
this is the pattern.
Happy reading 🙂
Take charge of your life by beginning something you have always wanted to do. If your goal seems overwhelmming,start small
tell yourself everyday, that God gave you the life that you have right now because He knows you’d be a great captain of his own creation. That you should be responsible to every single things that you do towards your day, yourself and to others
your imagination has no bounderies dreaming about something is the first step toward achieving it
Our minds create things that make us smile, make us happy for a while. better yet, it builds the eagerness that I need everyday in everyway. Eagerness that triggers me to perform well and at my best.
laughter is a direct route to the soul. It broadens your perspective,keeps you healthy, and makes an unbearable situation easier to deal with
main reason why a lot of people rarely see me frown or sad, cause I believe that through laughter and through my smile, I get myself inspired and end up telling myself, “caessie, everything’s going to be fine. in time”. I may not know where I get the strength to smile despite going through some things in my life, but I know why I do, because I have my FAMILY, my FRIENDS and I have GOD.
set your mind to predict success. Tell yourself you WILL succeed at whatever your doing at the moment
I am not the best on the things that I do, but I know just giving every single shot that I have, my full effort, I’ll get there. despite failures I know that at the end of the day, as long as I stand up in every fall, I’ll get ther well equiped
allow yourself to grow by exposing your vulnerability and insecurity dont live strictly inside your comfort zone dont always play it safe
Never settle on the things you just know, or the things you’re good at. Cause you’ll NEVER get to walk further in life if you never allow yourself to discover much more about yourself and your capabilities.
we can always find something that can always be done and we forget how to have fun. make conscious effort to take time off- youll feel refreshed and able to think more clearly afterwards
I know that the best way for us to learn aside from learning from our mistakes, is enjoy the things that you do. no matter how old we get, still, the right to have fun and to enjoy is ours. We can always be a child in heart from time to time.
being paralyzed by indecision is worse than making the wrong decision. you cant grow if you dont trust your inner voice
Definitely a MUST for ourselves in terms of everything in LIFE. before you get to trust others have YOURSELF TRUST YOURSELF. Others will just have to follow. because how we treat ourselves are the reflection of how we want to be treated by others.
try listening to the other persons point of view first, without being preoccupied or distracted. youll really hear what is being said and the other person is more likely to pay attention to your view
have not only your ears to hear each word but a heart to feel each emotion. The best listener is the heart and mind than ears alone.
creativity maintains the balance in our lives. The more we use our creativity the more it develops
relationships are what pull us through the hard times, and make the good times meaningful. Take the time to nurture the connections that uplift you
we’ll meet so many people in our lives, and as the years go by, some will stay a little longer than the others but surely you will all go different directions for some time. And when you meet once again, you’d recognize some of them easily with how they look but some, you’ll recognize because your heart tells you that, that particular person/ people were and still important to you.
humans need touch to survive and thrive. dont forget to hug your loved ones. Pay your friends on the back literally and figuratively
a simple act of care, concern and kindness towards other people doesn’t make you less of a strong person. We must all learn to show how we want to help others physically mentally and most of all, emotionally.
forgiveness is life-giving because it puts you in charge you become empowered
No person has the right NOT to forgive. Everything in life ends in forgiveness as well. It’s God’s forgiveness.
prayer is asking god to transform the situation and become the heart of your life. Take time each day to nurture this connection
God is the greatest shield we have in this world. I rarely go for confessions, literally, but I never fail to ask God for forgiveness because I know I did some things that offended Him as my Creator, Father, and as my God.
We may have so much in life, but at the end of the day, when your time is up, it’s only God, whom we can only have as we enter the gate of heaven.
hope is the knowledge that even in the worst of times we can triumph over hardship and sorrow and grow in spirit hope is what sustains humanity
Hope is far way better than just wishing. HOPING is for those people who does something to achieve their hopes. while WISHING is for those people who are happy enough in just staring on what they wanted to have or wanted to be.
we cant always coose our circumstances but we can choose our attitudes towards them
we are not meant to have everything no matter how rich or poor we are. learning to choose is learning how to decide for ourselves and ending up growing as a reponsible decision maker. Although sometimes we tend to make things hard in choosing though sometimes it’s just between the RIGHT and the WRONG.
admire the good in yourself and in those around you
Appreciating one self is appreciating God. He created you as you are. We tend to complain than to appreciate like how dark our skin colors are or how big our noses are. but you see, you are fortunate to have those, cause there are people out there lacking part of their body yet they manage to live on their lives.
it is not right to tell yourself that you’re worthless. cause every single person has a worth in God’s beautiful creation.
happiness involves giving freely to others and not necessarily wanting something in return
GIVING doesn’t mean you’d receive something back. Giving comes from the heart, giving out the things we no longer need. Giving the things in excess of ours. But most importantly, giving others the love and care they need.
reading removes boundaries
We’re not suppose to know everything. I know that. But reading makes us know the things we need to know. that’ll make us survive. that will make us grow as a person.
words are freedom words are power
one of the things I believe in, in that the best listener to whatever it is that I want to say in my PAPER and PEN. It won’t stop you from talking, won’t object to your arguements and most of all, will tolerate every single thought there is on your mind.
avoid doing something just because everyone thinks you should. Give yourself permission to relax
Since I was in college, I tend to be absent the whole day every birthday that I get to celebrate. What I do, is that I order the largest size of pizza for myself and buy a ticket of different movies during the day in each of the cinemas. I get to relax, and I get to tell myself, someday, I won’t be able to do these kinds of stuff so might as well do it now.
I have been living in UAE for a little more than a year now.
I have spent those days and months living with people I barely know. Yet they showed me kindness and sense of belonging and I will forever be grateful to them. I have spent those resting moments in the lower level of a double deck. I had to wake up early to be able to take a bath with less pressure that someone is already waiting outside for his/her turn to use the bathroom.
I have spent those days and months away from my family yet never did my father’s advice left my mind, heart and soul. He used to tell me “dream high, aim high” and he would also tell me how big of a dreamer I was for a lady. I kept it as a reminder by heart.
So there I was, I tried spreading my wings as I let go of the things I already have. Hoping that I may find my shift in destiny by any chance. Just like any other person, I got bruises along the way, and in each of them is a life’s lesson bound to be learned, by me. I came to a point that I have almost lost hope by I never stopped flipping my wings up and down praying for the wind of my path would start to calm. It did.
God was so great he blessed me with the light which made me see that doorway which leads to a bigger world of challenges and growth. A place where I can see my dreams turning into reality. I have found a less expensive yet so adorable baby blue car, and that covered parking area by my workplace. A big building with a private access I can enter. That brown desk to work at and a boss who trusts his people.
Finding that perfect work, made me found a paradise. But never be blinded with the word for I have my own description of it.
Paradise for me is a place so high I can see almost everything that surrounds me day and night.
Paradise for me is a place with a balcony where I can calmly enjoy my hot cup of coffee in the morning. Where I can just close my eyes and play with my thoughts of life and every day. Reminiscing a little of my past thinking what the future may hold for me.
Paradise for me is a place surrounded by the sea, where I can just spend a moment worrying about nothing in my life. Where I can enjoy taking a little walk or jog just to clear my mind.
As I turn a year older in UAE, away from my family. I have come to realize how blessed I am.
They ask such question because I always smile. I always tend to be so active in everything, outgoing and seems not to run out of things to talk about, words to say, and stories to tell.
Here’s the thing.
Everyday in our lives we meet new people, bond with the people we value, reunite with the people we used to be closed to.
But what’s important is that those times are so rare to have for us to create an impact to those people’s lives. What you do are things they can learn from either in a good or a bad way. Although we always claim to have clean intentions. Anyway, that’s not the main point here, what I am saying is that let us make sure that we always give ourselves the chance and the right to be HAPPY.
To ENJOY LIFE, HAVE FUN, EXPLORE, MAKE MISTAKES, LEARN FROM THEM, CORRECT THEM.
Same way should we also make sure to LIVE LEARN & LOVE.
EVERYDAY. TO EVERYONE. TO WHATEVER SITUATION.
it doesn’t make you a GREAT PRETENDER. Just a GOOD HANDLER.
I do this because there’s something I keep in my mind that I want to share. (something i decided to do after talking with some good friends tonight.)
SMILE despite your problems because not everybody wants to hear what your life is about or what you are going through. You’ll just feel right when you find the people you’d want to let your heartaches out to.
and so why waste the rare chances to SMILE & TO BE HAPPY.