What if Trump’s a Good Thing?

What if Trump’s a Good Thing?

My heart is very heavy today. I voted for Hillary yesterday. More accurately, I voted against Trump. Hillary would not have been a good president either, but yeah, she would’ve been 100% better than Donald Trump. But here we are. And all over my Facebook newsfeed people are fearing for their lives, wondering how to explain to their children that the people (well, the electoral college, actually) elected a man who openly disparages minorities, ridicules the disabled, sees women as merely sex objects, and doesn’t consider anyone who’s LBGT a human. Several of my friends are asking anyone who voted for the Donald to please unfriend them. I love all of you. I don’t minimize your fear, your concerns for your children, and while I don’t understand your desire not to be FB friends with people who voted for Trump, I respect it. But I hope you’ll all take a moment to breathe. To stop throwing your hands up in the air and saying this is the second coming of Hitler, and all us freaks are going to be baked in ovens simply because this idiot was elected president. Just hear me out for a moment. Trump is Not a Dictator Let me dust off that worthless political science degree I have and remind you that our country has three branches of government to balance the power. The executive (Trump) is but one. We’ve also got the legislative. Remember them? Those guys in the Congress and Senate who have largely publicly denounced Trump, even when he’s a fellow Republican. And we’ve got the judicial branch. Many of the courts...

3 Easy Ways to Share on Social Media, and Why You Should be Doing It

On the surface, social media isn’t very hard to figure out. It’s simple to set up your accounts. From there, all you have to do is type something in the little box and hit the “share,” “post,” or “tweet” button. Done. Or maybe not. If that’s your social media philosophy, you’re a “broadcaster.” And if you’re using social media to build your business, it’s not likely a very successful philosophy. Because social media for business is about building relationships. Building relationships in real life involves talking back and forth, sharing ideas and information, and developing trust. You build relationships on social media the same way. So, if you’re a social media broadcaster, it’s akin to being a speaker at an event who takes the stage, delivers her message, and then leaves the event through the back door. You have no¬†chance of building relationships through this avenue. One crucial part of building relationships online is sharing other people’s content. Sharing is good for two reasons. First, your friends appreciate it when you share their stuff. It helps them spread their message, make new connections, and ultimately make more money. There is really no greater honor than having someone share your content with their audience. Second, your friends appreciate it when you share other people’s good stuff with them. It helps them learn, grow, and find new connections. Sharing is good all around. Fortunately, social media sharing has been made simple these days. When you read a blog post; an article on a website; or a tweet, or status update on any social media site, sharing that content across all of...