It’s day 2 of Mommy Perks Q&A Week and I’m hearing nothing but good things (especially about Shara’s fabulous interview with Barbara Corcoran)! Today Shara tackles “women supporting women in social media” and I LOVE this subject! I have found an abundance of support and friendships through social media. A great example of this is #smGIRLfriends founded by two of my favorite “women supporting women” Dabney Porte and Britt Michaelian (@DabneyPorte & @MamaBritt) which you can find here: www.socialmediagirlfriends.com I could go on for A LONG time about the amazing women I’ve met, supported and been supported by BUT this is Mommy Perks Week so grab a cup of coffee and enjoy!
When getting ready to write this guest post, I called on my Facebook readers to ask a few questions: What do they want to know? What article topic would they find most helpful? This week we will answer the questions Mommy Perks readers asked.
Question: Can you offer a real life example of women supporting each other in social media?
Answer: Sure! A while back my friend Louise (Signing Families) asked if I’d wear a hat on twitter for charity. If a business donated to me, would I wear a hat with their logo on it, promoting their business to my community? Within weeks I was booked for a year! Every week I would sport a different hat on twitter and the business owner would donate to their charity of choice. The Twitter Charity Hats received a great deal of online media attention – it was great networking with so many women business owners!
Another example: Not long ago I decided to run a fund-raiser on twitter for our local school. Many of the children in our area are low income and when the school offered yearbooks for sale only a few children signed up to buy one. The cost was just $3 but even $3 was out of limit for so many kids. I began to tweet about this and within 23 hours I had raise over $400 to donate to the school. This year, every child in our school received a yearbook for the very first time and the school even held a yearbook signing party in the gymnasium. Most of the kids don’t know who donated that money but the women who donated know…it was them! They made it happen by pulling together as an Online community.
Shara Lawrence-Weiss is the owner of 12 websites (shared with her husband) including Mommy Perks (www.mommyperks.com), Kids Perks (www.kidsperks.com), Early Childhood News and Resources (www.earlychildhoodnews.net) and Reliable Bloggers (www.ReliableBloggers.com). She has a background in education, early childhood, nanny work, special needs, freelance and marketing. Shara has three children … soon to be four. You can find her on twitter under @MommyPerks
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