Who would have ever thought that when you first created your Xanga blog, had Myspace, started your Facebook account, or Tweeted for the first time that one day there would be career opportunities within social media?? I know I didn’t.
My recent decision to get back in school has got me thinking about social media and digital technology in a whole new way.
Social media has expanded in to such a vast spectrum. It is no longer just used as a past time, for fun, or to communicate with friends and family. While those are mainstays, the world of social media has grown in to a vast empire that early developers most likely never even dreamed of.
Businesses are now hiring specialists in the area of social media. They are using it to build their business. It’s basically like free advertising.
For example say you’re a popular boutique and you wanna let people know you’re having an exclusive sale starting tomorrow. You could tweet about it and in 30 seconds millions of people can know.
People that get hired for these positions kinda have to think on their feet and be clever. Whether it be a blog, a video, a tweet, or a Facebook post you kind of need to know a little bit about all of the different platform and what audiences use which one the most.
Some people spend a lot of time watching YouTube videos. Some people like to read Twitter feeds. Some people search the blogosphere for good articles. Some people look for new things to “like” on Facebook. Beyond that there are so many other social media platforms like one of my favorites Instagram that are growing and growing.
I like learning about all of these. So I am looking at specializing in the area of social media when I head back to school this fall. I love the idea of being apart of something that ever changing and growing daily.
New social media platforms gain popularity now overnight through the use of smartphone apps. People find the ones they like and then tell their friends and it gets bigger and bigger.
What an exciting world!!
Social media has given the world a voice that they have never had to be able to communicate in seconds to people all across the globe. Now you can have it as a career. I think it is such a great area to be apart of for professional career goals.
Would you hire me for social media??
What are your thoughts on this empire of social media that is continuing to grow.
Which platform is your favorite?
I would love to hear your thoughts and opinions. Let me hear from you!!
See ya later!!
Season One finals. Fall is over and Christmas is here!! Be on the look out for new season this week!!
Elyn and I had a wild time and a little bit of a wet time at Animal Kingdom last week!! Lol
Have a great day everybody!! Count your blessings and remember to tell people who and what your thankful for!!
Here’s a look at my return home back in October!! Enjoy!! 🙂
Elyn is back on Mix It Up for the first Throwback Thursday episode
Check it out!!
When I was on #vocalrest I still had to have a show or two of MIX IT UP. Here’s what it was like with Jon at EPCOT. Enjoy!!
Have a great day ya’ll!!
MIX IT UP is the name of my new YouTube Series. It replaces my last series Gray In Oz The Video Blogs. It is a combination of all of the shows that I used to do on my blog. I decided instead of making several different shows I could through them all into one. Every episode is a little bit different. Topics vary. It’s a lot of fun and I would love for you to join in. Here is a playlist of all the videos from Season One so far. Check it out and lemme know what you think 🙂
I thought I would continue with the Carol Burnett and Vicki Lawrence theme this week, b/c to me this is just another one of those videos that I laugh every time I watch it b/c it is so stinkin funny.
In this one, Mama is lettin Eunice have it. There are two versions morphed into one and it is a riot!!
I think that I may have briefly mentioned that when I was at school I was a Musical Theatre major. I had just changed over to that from Music Business in July. I was in what was my first show at school called “Songs of Hope” It was a musical revue that our director had put together. My role was that of a 21 year old punk rocker who had just found out that his wife of only one year was pregnant. The song I sang as that character was called “Fatherhood Blues” It was great.
I also had a solo in a song called “Coming Together” by Jason Robert Brown that was the closing number of the show. I shared the male solo with my best friend Steven. I was so excited when I was given this solo, because I have known and loved this song for years and I have always wanted to have the opportunity to perform it because it meant so much to me and I related to it personally on so many levels as did most of us in the show. So I was PUMPED when I was given the opportunity to share it with m best friend.
Unfortunately circumstances came about that caused me to have to leave school and leave the show. So I never got the chance to sing the song for a live audience, but I recorded a little clip the other day singing my solo part as well as a little of the chorus that Steven sang. Since I never got to sing it I thought I would at least share it with the internet community and see what you guys think!!
So here it is!!