For the better part of a year I have realized that we have been "missing the boat" when it comes to seizing the whole "social media marketing" craze. Only as recently as November of this past year did I really realize how the market was passing us by and we were in no way, shape, or form ready to grab ahold without getting drug through some mud while we were trying to catch up. For those of you who have been business owners for the past 30 to 35 years and think you can do things just like back in the good old days, I have news for you. It ain't going to happen.
I have been using the excuse that I am an artist and my artist brain just does not think that way. Well, I realized my artist brain just needs a huge portion of "technical bootcamp" if we hope to let people know just what a beautiful part of the country we live in and what an amazing home we are willing to share with the people who pass through our doors.
North Idaho has got to be one of the places that you can truly say is a little piece of heaven. Yes, we have had our share of rain these past few months but how do you think the magnificent shades of green are captured on our hillsides? Just taking the time to appreciate the river as it flows swiftly downstream headed for the Coeur d'Alene Lake is enough to say "Thank you God for allowing me to live here". The snow pack always allows a grand show this time of year as it melts away and the level of the river rises higher and higher.
See what I meant by "a walk through my thoughts" as my thoughts can start wandering here and there. Back to my social media predicament...I met a wonderful gal who has been walking me through this jungle of social media. Everything from facebook to blogs, from Aweber to Dropbox, new websites needing to be built, SEO and Google Analytics. For those of you who learned to play on a computer at age 3, this most likely sounds silly but for those of us who just want a phone that rings so you can say "hello" or a TV that just has 4 channels so you don't have to ask your 5 year old grandson how to change the channel, this has been QUITE a challenge.
I would like to highly recommend the person who has taken on the job of being my bootcamp commanding officer, Christy Ruffner. She has helped pull me through the mud when I have fallen down and keeps on encouraging me--even after the 5th time that she needs to explain something -yet once again. I know this whole endeavor will be well worth the final outcome but like anything else, when you are right in the midst of the storm you cannot see the safety of the shore. Her patience and professional manner are appreciated and if you are a small business who needs help with Web Design or Internet Marketing Support just contact her at http://www.organicmarketingsolutions.com/.
P.S. She taught me how to add this link and I am VERY proud of myself!