We all know that social media connects us to people all over the globe. It seems like nothing, but there is a lot of power connected with the our words over the internet. Here I am, writing a blog for a university assignment, but I can possibly reach thousands of people more or less. Sometimes we feel our voices are not heard, but on social media, your voice stands a chance.
This summer I am moving to Texas for an internship and to stay with some family. Recently I have been searching for things to do while there and following blogs with tags of things I would be interested in. It’s one thing to go out and find them when I am there. But this way, I feel like I can connect with another state before I even get there.
It can be scary moving to a new place and doing something completely different. Being such a small fish in a big bond is nerve racking but there are easier ways to get more comfortable. On social media people in Texas can now see what I am saying and am interested in all because of a tag, i.e. #texas #atx and so on.
My goal for this summer is to have fun and experience new things. I do not want to be locked at home and afraid to try new things because “I don’t know what’s out there.” I’m hoping that by using the power of social media I can be acclimated to my new surroundings and ready to dive head first. Maybe I’ll find some news friends, or maybe ust have a better idea of where to go to meet these new friends.
Don’t underestimate your place in social media.