Three Ways to make an Impact during Hunger Action Month

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Today is September 1, or the start of Hunger Action Month! Several organizations have different names and social media campaigns for this month, but the goal for this month is to raise awareness about food insecurity in America.

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Four Social Etiquette Tips to Improve your Social Media

I’ve always thought of social media as a digital conversation. Yes, we use GIFs, hashtags and links, but at the heart of it, we’re communicating thoughts and images with each other. We’re just using a digital platform. Most of what I have to say will come across as common sense to social media professionals who have worked for several years, but for those like me who are still learning, here are some helpful tips to improve your digital conversation.

Engage with Others

This is probably one of the easiest things to do, but many feel uncomfortable like it’s a middle school dance instead of a post. Don’t be afraid to start the conversation. Post something relevant to your brand, reach out to other profiles, engage with your viewers with a simple tweet or Facebook post. Reply to others, check your mentions and DM’s, and follow back. It’s ok to make friends with others. It builds up your following and reinforces your current following’s loyalty to your brand.

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My First Post

Hello!

My name is Rachel and I love to write just about everything. Short stories, articles, fiction, how-to’s…if it can be written, I will write it.

I’m a senior in journalism at Auburn University with a double minor in English and Dance, and I graduate December 2016. Why two minors? I love words and reading, and I’ve danced for seventeen years. During my time in college, I’ve written for The Auburn Plainsman and have also worked as an online assistant editor for the same publication.

Speaking of online, I love digital media and social media, so much that I am the social media director for two other media organizations, served as communications director for my sorority and will serve as a social media advisor for another media organization in the fall.

And, to make sure this doesn’t read completely like a resume/cover letter, I love chai tea lattes with cinnamon, Disney movie marathons and I knit in my free time. I cannot pick one favorite book, but I can pick three: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis and To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee.