Saturday, 26 February 2011

Grateful Saturday - social networking

This week I was gratefully reminded of the benefits of social networking.It has paved the way for easier communication with my friends, family and other friends I only know by avatar, alias or user name.

In just a few clicks people are connected by common interests, a purpose, and goal*(see below). People from all walks of life also get to mingle with each other from the comfort of our computer or anywhere now we have mobile phone access.

Through a message on my Facebook status I found a new home for two of our kittens - now named Neva & Jacob with R and her family.

I met R through an online parenting forum before my twins were born. I also met her twice in real life at forum meet ups too when they were babes. To be honest we're more online acquaintances than friends but I am so glad she was on my friends list. I wasn't having much luck with real life friends in finding a home for the kittens.I also got to see Neva & Jacob with R's little girls on her FB photos and could show my own boys.

Social networking on twitter or FB also allows us to instantly share knowledge, ask questions or have a quick rant and get instant answers or a little virtual TLC.

Little Bloggy Blood Drive
See this button also it is also in my sidebar. Liz @ Lizosaurus is organising a bloggy blood donation drive in April at new Town Hall blood centre.It's amazing we can connect together with a purpose to achieve a common goal and met up...will you join us. 

Blood donation is a gift those whose lives depend on it are always grateful for.
So, what's making you smile today?
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Anonymous said...

Most of the time the social network is truly amazing isn't it? Thanks for the reminder to focus on its many positive aspects. And good on you for organising a blood drive.

Fi said...

What a beautiful idea - a blogging blood drive!

And yes, social networking is a lifeline for me too :)

Also...I've awarded you a Stylish Blogger Award over on my blog today! Not sure if you've received one already but hope that you'll accept :)

nellbe said...

I totally agree. Social Networking is the best and those they don't get it truly do not know what they are missing out on!

Cate said...

Wow - you go girl. What a fantastic way to use the medium :-)
congrats...hope it is a big success (and a lot of fun!!)
have a great weekend

Maxabella said...

And with that cute little button you once again have social networking doing amazing things!! The power of connections. Go Trish! x

Michelle Twin Mum said...

Social networking is very much amazing. Today in London Save the Children held a bloggers conference to help get the word out that 8 million children under 5die needlessly every day. I pray bloggers come on board and spread the word of how we can all help in small ways.

Mich x

Naturally Carol said...

I love a little virtual TLC don't you? I often sit here behind my computer a little worn and battle scarred and to see a lovely comment just lifts my spirit doesn't even matter whether I 'know' the commenter or not! "A word in season is like apples of gold in settings of silver"...a favourite proverb.

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