People sometimes say I'm an "old soul." I love to read the newspaper, and wake up every morning to local news and cup of coffee. I even pay for a basic cable subscription while at school so I can stay on top of Central New York news and see how it's covered on local outlets.
That said, I considered myself social media savvy, until I started this Mobile and Social Media Journalism Course. I used Twitter all the time, I am addicted to it. I use a personal Facebook to stay up to day with my classmates and family. I stayed off Instagram, and would connect with people LinkedIn, but would never post on it. Sure I wasn't interactive, but I was at least on the site.
Starting this course was a challenge. I’m starting to balance all the mediums between my:
Linking is key in a bio! The more tags the better. This will help you show up in searches. Breaking it down to basics is also key. A Twitter bio is not somewhere for someone to post their curriculum vitae, break it down to basics. I try to make mine a six second read.
Becoming social media savvy can seem daunting, but it is not. Start with the bio, and continue to grow. Follow this blog and me on social media to stay up to date on improving your image on social media.