Welcome to my Socially Good Media Blog where you can view my musings on what I think are great examples of Social Media for Social Good.
I have created this blog as a part of my Web Presence assignment for the WEB 101 Web Communications unit that I am currently studying through Curtin University via Open Universities Australia. I am working towards attaining a Bachelor of Arts (Internet Communications. It will probably take me 50 years to complete, but I will get there eventually. Never too late apparently.
I’m a mature age student and netball tragic, with a penchant for chocolate and the odd gin and tonic.
I’m also a mum to them, a wife to him and I work in Health Communications for several organisations.
Since the advent of Social Media I was hooked. I’ve always been a natural communicator and I’ve always loved computers. Social Media is like the ultimate mashup of the two and my fascination with it has since developed into paid employment within the not for profit sector.
I’ve also always had a strong sense of social justice which was instilled in me by my parents, who were tireless volunteers throughout my childhood. I am passionate about using Social Media for Social Good and this blog will showcase some of the great examples that I have found.
I have decided to start using this blog as a point of contact for my digital communications business, Shoare Communications: Socially Good Media.
For the past few years I have been managing several not for profit social media accounts and am now moving into small business social media content.
I have started managing the ShadeFX account for a few hours a week in order to maintain their community profile. I have had to learn a lot about the business, which is a lot different to Women’s Health which has been my core focus in the past.
I manage the Gippsland Women’s Health Facebook and Twitter accounts for 5 years on a part time basis. A few years ago I spoke at the Australian Women’s Health Conference on Social Media Raising the Profile of Women’s Health.
I’m still a strong believer in the power of social media both in the non profit sector and for business.