The blog post on ConstantContact is scaffolding for getting yourself and/or your organisation launched comfortably into social media. You can choose your platform, there are examples of what to do and then there is a 30 day challenge. Challenges are a good way to get yourself and others going. They provide ideas, impetus, feedback and a learning curve. Some challenges really are a challenge too because you find that you are not so comfortable posting about the topic of the challenge for that day. It then means you have to think it through and work out what the issues are. You are not obliged to post online and you should not be in a situation where you are uncomfortable with it. Like anything else in life a challenge will teach you what boundaries you want in place and what you consider to be appropriate and inappropriate. All of this helps you master social media and take control of it. For an organisation it provides a layer of contact and feedback which can really help the organisation to grow as it does for any individual.
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