#52sparks: Something you want to learn

If a picture is worth a thousand words, does that mean I’m done with this blog post?



Not quite.

The picture above explains the goal, but not the purpose so I want to fill that part in with a few more words.

First off, just in case you do not recognize the image with this post (or it did not come through on your reading screen), I want to create and learn how to utilize an Instagram account. This fall I am taking over the social media efforts for a local running club. I am so excited and engaged with this new volunteer role. And also aware that I have a lot to learn. Good thing I have all those years experience reading, writing, and prepping for exams.

I asked my brother for advice on what to read or how to learn more about marketing through social media. The response was to research brands that had experienced epic fails related to social media as a “What not to do” guidebook. I completely agree with the idea of learning through failure (and wish research journals integrated non-significant results more, but that’s a different rabbit trail). At the same time, knowing what not to do and knowing what to do are not guaranteed partners in crime. So tomorrow I am headed for a bookstore to wander the shelves in search of some published guidance.

And today I’m sharing this post in part to be accountable for this sliver of #WhatsNext and to see if any of my readers or friends have guidance for me.

  • Who should I follow?
  • What should I read?
  • What “1,000 words” would you hope to see?

Please and thank you. 🙂

#52sparks is my year-long writing series based on an art prompt challenge. The title is inspired by a quote from Star Wars: The Last Jedi: “We are the spark, that will light the fire that’ll burn the First Order down” (Poe Dameron). The spark that lights a fire to toast a marshmallow or to ravage a forest begins in the space of an inch. So just imagine what hundreds of inches and words can do.

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