Why Do You Use Social Media?

In episode 48 of the Ten Things To Tell You podcast (can you tell how much I love this show?), Laura discusses whether or not parents should post pictures of their children on social media. The chat moves into a general discussion on why and how people use social media. I’ve been reflecting on my own reasons.  Why do I use social media?  I have different reasons for different outlets.  Here are some of them right now. I’d love to hear your reasons in the comments.

Social Media
Why I use Facebook:
  • To stay connected to far away friends and family
  • To share my travels/ adventures for myself and family/friends
  • To learn about essential oils
  • To participate in some private FB groups around specific topics
  • To maintain a professional work page for an organization that I support
Why I use Instagram:
  • Joy
  • Fun
  • Love of photography (of others talents)
  • New perspectives
  • Intuitive eating/ health/ wellbeing
  • To follow celebrities
  • To see beauty, nature, cute baby animals, happy friends and family
  • To capture some gratitude moments

Why I use Twitter:

  • professional connections
  • blogging
  • to interact with different educators
  • to tell our story (if we don’t tell our story, someone else will!)
  • to follow the news
  • to stay current on educational practices and trends
  • #CoachADV

Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter are the three main social media outlets I use regularly.  These reasons may change over time, but these are my current reflections.  I also proudly participate in my own personal digital detox weekends or vacations to step away from social media at times.  Which social media outlets to you gravitate to and why?  Please share!

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Did you know that I wrote a book?  The Coach ADVenture: Building Powerful Instructional Skills That Impact Learning is available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. I love interacting with readers via Twitter and my hashtag #CoachADV.

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About Amy's Reflections

Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services in Southern CA, taking time to reflect on leadership and learning
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