I say it every day: "First place your content on your website and then go into social media and link back to it."
I wish that is what I'd been doing all along this cancer journey. But instead, I ignored my own advice and since February 2012 have haphazardly posted content to Instagram, Pinterest, CaringBridge, Google+, Path, text messages, Google docs, LinkedIn, Jesus Calling bookmarks, YouTube, YouVersion bookmarks, blog comments, emails to myself, Facebook & Twitter. Now it's biting me in my behind. There's no single place to go to get the whole picture.
This picture is a screenshot of what Google returns as first page search results for "Lorelei Decker cancer." These search results go for many pages. And there's nothing chronological about them. The obsessive-compulsive part of my nature that wants to view the journey chronologically. If, all along, I'd been following my own advice and posting first here to my blog I'd have exactly what I desire.
Therefore, I repent. Let's see if I can wrangle in my disorganized social media addiction into something that resembles a plan for communication going forward.
And then maybe I'll go backward to recreate the timeline in an organized fashion. I wonder if this is what it feels like to begin writing a book. Kind of like a virtual scrapbook. Yes, a virtual cancer journey scrapbook is my new mission.
Wed, June 20, 2012
by Andrea Decker