Call to Action
How is social media going to help me give you more information? That is the big question and the reason I am participating in the “APRIL PLATFORM CHALLENGE” put on by Robert Lee Brewer. It’s been a fast and furious 12 days. Each day Robert posts a new challenge those participating in the APRIL CHALLENGE. I’ve learned a tremendous amount, but also realized how much more I need to learn before I feel proficient with social media.
Imagine, a week ago the idea of being engaged on Twitter was anathema to me. Yet, one of the challenges was to get a Twitter account and engage with others. Now I am following over 100 other tweeps and have over 60 following me. In addition, I tweet every day. Ok, it may only be one or two tweets a day, but I’m out there.
Facebook and I were already long-term friends, but I was using my married name and my writing will be published under a different name. I’m not sure yet how I want to make the transition so will wait a while, and learn more before changing my Facebook persona. At any rate, I am happy I at least feel comfortable there.
LinkedIn present different challenges. A few years ago I put up a profile there for professional reasons (different career path) but I never really engaged. So, as part of the challenge I went in and changed my name to my ‘writing name’ and put up a profile picture. After adding a few connections, and reaching out to a few others, I decided to back burner this site until I feel more proficient and can link in to the blog.
Now we come to the blog–the website is under construction and won’t be up for a few more weeks. No worries–it will be there, but it’s just not ready yet. Once it is I’ll post regularly on Sunday and Wednesday. Until then today’s challenge was to write a blog post with a “call to action.”
This blog is for you, my followers, to glean information and to ask questions around the topic of starting a dialogue with your aging parents about the life transitions they are facing and their end-of-life plans. So my call to action question to you is: What is the biggest barrier in your relationship with your parents to having a discussion around the aging process?