Saturday, December 6, 2014

Social Media Defined

We are still a work in process. But the reader/dancers are getting more akamai. They are becoming more aware of the different species of social media available. And Blogging is coming out way ahead of all the rest. Frank doesn't have a counter on his blogs but you can be sure that every time he reports on a dance function with photos and all, the hits go through the ceiling.

 "Great dancers are not great because of their technique,
they are great because of their passion."

We have the original Web sites which have evolved into electronic newsletters. For most practical reference purposes they do their job very well. You want to know the wheels involved, their purpose, dance schedules, photo albums etc. It is all there. It can be updated once a month, or even once per quarter.

"Wind Beneath My Wings" by Bruddah Iz

Blog sites are of course more current. Some are daily, some weekly, and very few for longer. In our dance scene, things are changing constantly and the reader/dancers want to know. The advantage of the Web and Blog sites is that no one has to join anything. Anyone that wishes to see what is in a Web or Blog site can just tune in.

Then we have the Micros which are mini blogs and you must join each micro before you can see anything. Many people post five or six times daily, for instance Twitter. You must be a member then you can look around in Facebook, Google+, Instagram and all the rest of the photo gatherers. Together they get more than one billion photos per day. They missed one of yours? Ha!

"By the Shack, By the Sea" by Don Ho

The whole world is the dancer's oyster. Entering the dance community extends way beyond the walls of the classroom or the ballroom. Our blogs try to share the knowledge of the entire dance scene for the benefit of all the dancers. If we can also benefit the club or organization, that is just fine with us too.